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LONELINESS

Perth Linking Lives is a local visiting scheme run by Perth Baptist Church. Perth Linking Lives aims to make a difference in people’s lives by providing simple friendship to those who would benefit from it. By involving people in a visiting scheme we want to help them avoid the detrimental impact of loneliness and isolation.

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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 Perth.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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LINKING LIVES NEWS

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

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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
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Early in 2019, we began exploring the idea to raise awareness of loneliness and social isolation, whilst also raising funds for the work of Linking Lives UK. This turned into a campaign called ‘Loneliness Lock-In’ which wasRead More
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Linking Lives UK will soon be launching a challenge which aims to raise awareness of the reality of loneliness and social isolation for many people, whilst also raising funds for the work of our charity across theRead More
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In August 2019, Cockermouth Linking Lives in Cumbria was registered as our first project in Cumbria. The scheme will be run by Churches Together in the Cockermouth Area (CTiCA) and has the backing of Cumbria County Council,Read More