There are 1.8 million people over 75 in the UK who are profoundly lonely. One of the organisations Jubilee+ works with is Linking Lives UK, a charity working with churches and Christian agencies to set up befriending schemes that can have a significant impact on the lives of those who take part. The Church Urban Fund found that almost 70% of Anglican clergy see loneliness as the biggest issue in their communities. You may also be aware that the government produced a Loneliness Strategy last November and Linking Lives UK is working with them, along with other Christian organisations, to discuss the role of churches and faith groups in addressing these issues.
To find out more & view their new promotional video visit www.linkinglives.uk