Please note that we are currently not able to accept new referrals for home visiting at this time due to the Covid-19 virus. We are making regular calls to those who were previously receiving visits and this will continue until further notice. We are also taking new referrals for telephone befriending, through the usual online referral form. 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

Linking Lives Eastbourne addresses all aspects of loneliness with a special emphasis on older people. People may lack confidence after an illness or fall or may have lost their partner. Our befrienders can offer them community and introduce them again to community activities in their locality.

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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.

Our befriending service has temporarily changed to a “Crisis befriending” service offering telephone befriending and some other help as needed over the next few weeks during the coronavirus outbreak. If you or someone you know would benefit from our service at this time, please use the online referral form in the usual way

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 Eastbourne.

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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. Read More