18 Nov
  • By Jeremy Sharpe
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Staying Connected This Winter

Statistics released on 18th November 2020 (Office for National Statistics) have revealed a huge 4.2 million Brits now say they feel lonely most or all the time (compared with 2.6 million before the pandemic)! This is one of the many heart-breaking side effects brought about through this year’s coronavirus pandemic – something that will have […]

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30 Oct
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Grandparents in the Digital Age: How Tech is Bringing Families Together

Covid-19 has brought innumerable challenges to the modern world and, with no immediate end to lockdown restrictions in sight, digital technology has come into its own. Demand for apps like Zoom and Skype have skyrocketed as friends and families attempt to recreate their social lives online. This is particularly the case for families with older […]

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23 Oct
  • By Jeremy Sharpe
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Befriending Is………

During Befriending Week 2020, we are all being invited to suggest our responses to the statement ‘Befriending is…….’ We all have a role to play The aim of Linking Lives UK is to address social isolation and loneliness through befriending relationships. Our local partner projects are making a crucial impact in the lives of older […]

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26 Aug
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Vacancies

We currently have one vacancy to work with Linking Lives UK and this is as follows: Training & Resources Manager Rate: £28,200-£33,840 FTE (£16,920-£20,304 actual) Hours: 24 hours per week – Flexible working available Status: Freelance/ Self-employed Location: Home-based Weeks worked per year: 47 Contract: One year initially (Subject to 6-month review) Reporting to: National […]

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24 Jun
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‘Realising & Releasing Potential’ – Virtual Conference

We are excited to be running a series of workshops as part of a Virtual Conference at the start of July. These sessions (and new ones which have been added) were due to be held as part of our annual conference which had to be postponed in March due to Covid-19. The theme through the […]

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17 Jun
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Hospital ICU Team treks to North Pole for Linking Lives Uk

Following the huge physical, emotional and psychological challenges that NHS staff have faced over recent months, most people would expect many of them to be taking every opportunity to catch up on lost sleep and find as many opportunities for rest and relaxation. One ICU therapy team, however, based at Leicester Royal Infirmary is doing […]

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08 Apr
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Telephone befriending project launches!

Since the initial lockdown in March 2020, Linking Lives UK has been busy adapting our current home visiting approach to create a new telephone befriending service – ‘Two’s Company’ which provides churches with an opportunity to reach and support those who are particularly at risk during this time. The model encourages partnerships with existing responses […]

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21 Mar
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Could you become a ‘Care-Monger’?!

These past two weeks have seen massive changes to our daily patterns and behaviours, with the worlds of many of us shrinking to life within our own four walls, whilst others are facing the most challenging and stressful time in their working lives. Many people are understandably concerned about vulnerable relatives and friends. The majority […]

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30 Jan
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2020 Virtual Conference Resources

Thank you for attending our Virtual Conference this year and if you couldn't make it, we hope that these resources will be helpful to you. Thank you once again to all those who made this event such a successful and we look forward to seeing you again next year! Recruiting of Employed Coordinators The presentation [...]
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11 Nov
  • By Jeremy Sharpe
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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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