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LONELINESS

CHANGE BEGINS WITH JUST ONE PERSON

South Liverpool Linking Lives is a befriending scheme that connects isolated older people with new friends, helping them feel part of their community again. We link volunteers (DBS checked, interviewed and trained) with older people for visits. We also host two weekly groups and regular outings.

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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 South Liverpool.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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LINKING LIVES NEWS

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

  • By Jeremy Sharpe
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Over the last few weeks, we have finally begun taking our first tentative steps back to normality under the guidance of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. Here is a reminder of some of the latest andRead More
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During Befriending Week 2020, we are all being invited to suggest our responses to the statement ‘Befriending is…….’ We all have a role to play The aim of Linking Lives UK is to address social isolation andRead More
  • By Jeremy Sharpe
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Following the huge physical, emotional and psychological challenges that NHS staff have faced over recent months, most people would expect many of them to be taking every opportunity to catch up on lost sleep and find asRead More