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LONELINESS

CHANGE BEGINS WITH JUST ONE PERSON

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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 Area.

UPCOMING EVENTS

HERE IS THE LATEST

LINKING LIVES NEWS

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

  • By Jeremy Sharpe
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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.┬áRead 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
  • By Jeremy Sharpe
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We were very grateful to have been approached by a team at Opus Energy last year, who were wanting to raise money through sponsored events this year, to address loneliness and social isolation among older people. TheyRead More