About us

LifeLines has been running for nearly 10 years now, and in that time we have had close to 200 people aged 50 plus volunteer with us supporting over 500 older people by providing an outlet for their creativity or an opportunity to improve their health and well-being.

Many LifeLines activities take place at Patching Lodge, a senior housing scheme on Eastern Road where our volunteers have helped develop a vibrant shared community space for older people. Both Patching Lodge residents and older people from the local community and other parts of Brighton and Hove are welcome to attend LifeLines activities, and many do from far and wide.

Contact us

The LifeLines Team:

Karen Bowlas, Project Manager: karen.bowlas@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

Arlie Magennis, Volunteer Manager: arlie.magennis@volunteeringmatters.org.uk – Arlie leads on our LifeLines activities at Patching Lodge and in the East of the city and our HealthLink scheme.

Will Anjos, Volunteer Manager:  will.anjos@volunteeringmatters.org.uk – Will leads on our men’s Primetime project and also works in the Deans, Portslade, Withdean and Patcham

You can also call us on 01273 688 117.

We are based at Montague House, Montague Place, Brighton BN2 1JE – please click here for a map of our location.

The LifeLines project is managed by Volunteering Matters‘ Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) and is funded by Brighton & Hove City Council and the Big Lottery.

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