WE ARE accepting referrals for telephone befriending via Two’s Company which can be translated in the future by mutual agreement into weekly visits once government guidelines allow. Please contact us if you would like further information about any other services we may be able to offer at this time.

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LONELINESS

CHANGE BEGINS WITH JUST ONE PERSON

We aim to address loneliness and isolation in Cockermouth and surrounding area by supporting mainly older people through regular home visits.

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OUR FOCUS

Linking Lives brings people together to support socially isolated older people through home visits and engagement in social events and activities in the community. Weekly visits of between one and two hours, enable volunteers to make a significant difference to the lives of older people.

We receive referrals from local organisations, friends and family members. Volunteers are fully vetted, interviewed, trained and linked up with someone matching their interests and personality.

We are part of a national network of projects through Linking Lives UK.

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1,800,000

LONELY PEOPLE IN UK

500,000

SPEND CHRISTMAS ALONE

3,900,000

TV - THEIR ONLY COMPANION

29

% INCREASED RISK OF DEATH

We offer support in Cockermouth and surrounding area.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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LINKING LIVES NEWS

Find out more about our local work and Linking Lives UK.

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  It has been a while in the making but please read our April Newsletter! Full of interesting information, thanks to Terry for all of his hard work.Click below to read our newsletter: https://linkinglivesuk.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/CockermouthLinkingLives/EZ7KiW7e2BpHgf2yiA3pcWEB7wU5YSHWI_RLvYeoPp_6cQ?e=5PBc1J
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Bill, 87, from Cockermouth tells us how being matched with a friend through Cockermouth Linking Lives has given him a new lease of life … When Bill was referred through his medical practice to his local befriendingRead More
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Cockermouth Linking Lives is now on Facebook!  Please have a look at our page where we will be posting interesting articles and updates on Linking Lives.  With just a click of a button you can also contactRead More
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Please click on the link below to view our January 2021 Newsletter. January 2021 Newsletter