Current Partners and Investors
Croydon Council have commissioned LifeLine to deliver the evidence based parenting programme 'Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities' on behalf of the Race Equality Foundation within Children's Centres in the Borough.
Department of Communities and Local Government
LifeLine is the accountable body for FaithAction who have been funded by the DCLG to deliver two programmes:
Creative English: will run for 18 months between 2013-2015 and is an innovative community-based English language approach that effectively engages isolated people with the lowest levels of English. Designed and researched by the programme's Lead Trainer Dr Anne Smith, in partnership with Queen Mary University, Creative English uses interactive, ‘soap opera’ style sessions that reflect real life situations e.g. liaising with public services to develop English language skills. Unlike traditional approaches, Creative English is delivered by trained volunteers from local organisations and places of worship to respond to identified needs.
Together in Service: will run for two years between 2013-2015 and celebrates the practical contribution that faith communities make to society through social action and supports faith groups in undertaking new mult-faith volunteering projects at local level.
Department of Health
LifeLine is the accountable body for FaithAction which is a national network of faith based and community organisations with over 1,200 members who range from small social action projects to larger region-wide organisations. FaithAction has been one of the Strategic Partners of the Department of Health since 2009. It acts as critical friend to central Government and seek to positively influence the way health and social care is shaped.
Additionally, LifeLine are funded via the Department of Health's 'Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund' to work with volunteer mentors who are paired with mothers to exercise together for a minimum of one hour per week over a sustained period of six months. The programme aims to combat poor health and isolation and runs for a period of two years between 2013-2015
LifeLine is the accountable body for FaithAction which is a national network of Faith based and Community organisations with over 1,200 members who range from small social action projects to larger region-wide organisations. FaithAction works to equip Faith based and Community Organisations with training, resources and advice. They provide a voice to central and local Government on consultations and solutions to problems, recognising that FAith groups often have unique reach to communities throughout the UK.
The FaithAction Network was formed in 2006 by founding partners Faithworks, Faith Regeneration Foundation and LifeLine (who remain as FaithAction's accountable body). FaithAction was initially funded by the CAbinet Office Strategic Partnership. FaithAction was conceived to represent the parts of faith and the community sector that are particularly defined by social action and public service delivery. It swiftly became a resourcing network who provide information, policy digest briefings, training opportunities and a forum to share best practice amongst members.
FaithAction has been one of the Strategic Partners of the Department of Health since 2009, acting as critical friend to Government, as it seeks to positively influence the way that policy and social care is shaped.
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
LifeLine has had a relationship with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham since our very beginning in 2000. We have managed and delivered a wide range of programmes on behalf of the council including employment programmes. We are currently funded to deliver The LifeLine Institute - an alternative school for young people in year 11 who have not been able to gain a school place either due to exclusion, social or mobility issues and Castle Green Nursery.
Prevista subcontract to LifeLine to deliver our Award winning Vision, Identity, Purpose mentoring to young people in Year 10 who are at risk of becoming NEET in secondary schools in London Boroughs of Sutton and Croydon. The programme runs from September 2011 - October 2015.
Race Equality Foundation
LifeLine is commissioned to deliver the Race Equality Foundation's Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities Parenting course on behalf of Croydon Council who fund the course and the Race Equality Foundation who oversee the running of the course.