“Our project aim is to help tackle loneliness, social isolation, and to improve health and well-being in older people in Brighton & Hove.”

Lifelines has been running in Brighton for over 16 years, and over that time hundreds of volunteers have supported countless over 50s in the city, providing an outlet for their creativity and passion, and opportunities to improve their health and well-being.

Our activities are now a mixture between those hosted online and over the phone (or by postal activity packs), and face-to-face groups based at senior housing schemes, community centres and church halls. Wherever people have space to meet.

During the pandemic we had to adapt the way we deliver our activities and we found that a lot of people enjoy being able to connect over Zoom or by phone, so we are committed to continuing these sessions but also expanding our face-to-face groups. Our volunteer groups have been on Radio and TV including the BBC One Show.

If you are interested in talking to us about running a group as a volunteer, please see the Volunteering page of this website.

Volunteering Matters

LifeLines is a local project by national charity, Volunteering Matters, which has projects all across the UK focussing on older people, young people, disabled people and families. The charity was started in 1962 under the name Community Service Volunteers (CVS) and changed its name to Volunteering Matters in 2015.

Legal Stuff

Volunteering Matters is a registered charity in England and Wales No. 291222 and in Scotland No. SC039171, and a company limited by guarantee No. 1435877.