18 Nov
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Vacancies

We currently have vacancies to work with Linking Lives UK and these are as follows: Vacancy – Regional Development Officer – Norfolk 16 Hours per week £15-19 p/h (according to experience) Three-year contract (Review after 6 months) This is an exciting opportunity to join a ground-breaking Christian charity working to combat loneliness and social isolation […]

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11 Nov
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The clock and I

Following completion of our Loneliness Lock-In recently, the Minister of New Parks Methodist Church – Steve Clark – wrote a poem capturing his experience and reflections of life for those who experience loneliness on a regular basis.  Steve has kindly agreed for this to be published………..   The Clock and I Another day begins – […]

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05 Nov
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Loneliness Lock-In – My reflections

Early in 2019, we began exploring the idea to raise awareness of loneliness and social isolation, whilst also raising funds for the work of Linking Lives UK. This turned into a campaign called ‘Loneliness Lock-In’ which was launched on 7th October 2019. The inspiration for this idea came from similar concepts in the field of […]

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02 Oct
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Are you up for a challenge?!

Linking Lives UK will soon be launching a challenge which aims to raise awareness of the reality of loneliness and social isolation for many people, whilst also raising funds for the work of our charity across the UK. The Loneliness Lock-In aims to achieve similar outcomes to homelessness sleep-outs, which enable those taking part to […]

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19 Sep
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Cockermouth Linking Lives launches

In August 2019, Cockermouth Linking Lives in Cumbria was registered as our first project in Cumbria. The scheme will be run by Churches Together in the Cockermouth Area (CTiCA) and has the backing of Cumbria County Council, Allerdale Borough Council, Cockermouth Rotary Club and Cinnamon Network. Terry Peate, who coordinated the local arrangements to set […]

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Successful Three Peaks Challenge!
June 20, 2019 Jeremy Sharpe

We were very grateful to have been approached by a team at Opus Energy last year, who were wanting to raise money through sponsored events this year, to address loneliness and social isolation among older people. They discovered Linking Lives UK and kindly offered for the proceeds to be put towards our work across the […]

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13 Jun
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‘Let’s Talk Loneliness’ campaign launch

Linking Lives UK is part of a coalition of faith based charities called ‘Christians Together Against Loneliness’ which has been consulted in plans for a national campaign starting this week, which aims to raise awareness of issues relating to loneliness and social isolation. The campaign begins during Loneliness Awareness Week (17th-21st June) and aims to […]

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28 Apr
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Linking Lives UK Promotional Film Launched!

Today we are excited to be launching our brand new promotional film for the first time. The film features the story of Anne, who lives in the Forest of Dean, and outlines some of the challenges that she faces in her day to day life. It goes on to highlight the significant difference that her […]

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04 Feb
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First Linking Lives Scottish Projects Launched!

On 2nd February 2019, we launched our first projects in Scotland! These will be operating in Perth and Aberdeen. Following discussions with Perth Baptist Church and The Fountain of Love RCCG church in Aberdeen, we carried out initial training for both churches in November 2018. This was followed by the registration of each project, and […]

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