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LONELINESS

CHANGE BEGINS WITH JUST ONE PERSON

We support socially isolated older people through regular home visits. Clients are referred from local agencies. Most volunteers are young professionals, and all have a desire to give companionship to the lonely and learn more about their community from the people they visit.

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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 Forest Hill, Crofton Park, Brockley.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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LINKING LIVES NEWS

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

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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 issuesRead More
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Representatives of Christians Together Against Loneliness (CTAL) met last week with Mims Davies, the government minister with responsibility for tackling loneliness.
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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 thatRead More
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In January 2018, Theresa May appointed Tracey Crouch MP as the world’s first ‘Loneliness Minister’ in recognition of increasing concern about loneliness and social isolation among those of all ages. This includes recent references to the UKRead More