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.
LifeLine is the accountable body for FaithAction who have been funded by the DCLG to deliver two programmes:
Creative English, an innovative community-based English language approach that effectively engages isolated people with the lowest levels of English, originally ran for 18 months between 2013-2015 under DCLG funding. 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 ran for two years between 2013-2015 and celebrated the practical contribution that faith communities make to society through social action and supports faith groups in undertaking new multi-faith volunteering projects at local level.
LifeLine is the accountable body for FaithAction which 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