Evaluation of our work

LifeLines, an older volunteer led project has been supporting older people since 2008. We moved to Queen’s Park area in 2010 to help establish Patching Lodge, a Hanover extra care housing scheme on Eastern Road as a community resource for older people.

To monitor our impact and make improvements to the project we commissioned an external evaluation by Research for Tomorrow, Today, covering the last 3 years. We would like to share this evaluation with you.  Final LifeLines evaluation report

Over the last 3 years we have:

  • Recruited 149 older people as volunteers
  •  Supported 48 older people as activity organisers who run activities for other older people (exceeding our target of 30)
  •  36 activity groups have been run by older volunteers (exceeding our target of 14)
  •  371 older people have benefitted from participating in these volunteer led activities (exceeding our target of 300)
  •  133 older people have benefitted from one to one support provided by older volunteers (exceeding our target of 120)
  • We have successfully promoted health and wellbeing with volunteers attending Health Trainer courses and passing on their knowledge to others

Huge thanks, as always, to all our volunteers who give their time to improve the lives of older people locally.