We’re looking for trustees!

o you have a passion to reduce loneliness and social isolation among older people? Do you have experience or skills which could be applied to a charity making a difference across the UK? This role could be for you……… Linking Lives UK are looking for trustees including a Chair of Trustees to join...

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9 Strategies for Overcoming Loneliness

In my previous blog, Identifying loneliness: 7 signs to look out for, I unpacked some of the most common physical and mental symptoms we can experience when feelings of loneliness persist. In this blog I will be suggesting 9 practical strategies to overcome it. 1. Recognise it’s not your fault...

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Identifying Loneliness: 7 Signs To Look Out For

We can all feel lonely at times. It’s part and parcel of being human. No matter our age, background, ethnicity – we can and do all feel lonely sometimes. Generally though, it’s a feeling that visits us occasionally: it comes and goes. It doesn’t stay. But sometimes loneliness does stay. Rather...

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Two’s Company Befriending shines a light in Belfast!!

Following the end of the covid pandemic and the when cost of living crisis was in the early stages of development, the anti-poverty group from the four Methodist Churches in South and Central Belfast were tasked to go out into the local community and see if there was anything more the churches...

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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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