Funding Update

This year we applied to the National Lottery Community Fund to ask for support for our project. Using funding raised by National Lottery players for good causes, it’s thanks to them that more than £600 million is given out to charities, community and voluntary groups each year. We are so...

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Open for volunteers

We are now recruiting for volunteers in the Chislehurst & Bickley area who are looking to provide a befriending service. The time commitment is 1 hour a week. Full training is provided. To see the impact befriending can have, please watch this short video:...

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4 reasons why Churches are setting up befriending schemes

Befriending works. It changes lives. These are not new discoveries. But perhaps what is new is that churches are realising this is a great way to reach out and bless their communities.   So, why befriending?   1. It works. Barbara*, who is in her 70’s, never married and lives alone. Her...

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Befriending Increases Confidence

I recently met up with one of our Link Friends to see how she was getting on in the befriending scheme. It was encouraging to see what a difference has been made, not only to her loneliness, but also to her confidence. Please note names have been changed and the photograph is of another person and...

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Linking Lives UK benefits for 177-mile family hike!

Linking Lives UK has benefitted from a marathon 13 day sponsored walk by a father and two sons along the Offa’s Dyke Path. The Walking Challenge! The Offa’s Dyke Path runs from Chepstow to Prestatyn and Kevin Jesty and his sons Tom & James (aged 15 & 18) decided to take up the challenge...

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We’re looking for a Chair of Trustees

Do you have a passion to support older people experiencing loneliness and social isolation? Do you believe that the church has a key role to play in addressing these issues in communities across the country? Do you have leadership experience within the charity or corporate sector? This role could...

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