“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 older people. Providing an outlet for their creativity and passion, and opportunities to improve their health and well-being.
Our activities are currently hosted online, over the phone or by postal activity packs, but under normal circumstances, they are based at senior housing schemes such as Patching Lodge and Hazelholt, community centres and church halls. Wherever people have space to meet. Our volunteer groups have been on Radio and TV including the BBC One Show.
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.
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.