LifeLine Comms Team

Returning to work with confidence

Louise was referred to the Keys 4 Change programme as she was at risk of becoming homeless. She has a young son and was living in overcrowded accommodation. When Louise first met LifeLine staff, they could see that she had

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LifeLine Comms Team

Supporting students beyond the classroom

Gina and her family moved to Dagenham from Italy and she started attending LifeLine School. Her mum worked full time, but the family still didn’t have enough to make ends meet. They were unable to access benefits as Gina’s mum

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Diana These, Vivien Palmer and Terri Noone

Compassion will unite us all

On 7th May 2020 the city of Richmond, Virginia, USA joined the International Charter for Compassion, a global movement guided by the Golden Rule of treating others as you wish others to treat you. Richmond wants compassion to be at the core of its community. What if every organisation put compassion at the core of their business culture?

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David Johnson, Youth Development Worker
David Johnson

Introducing David Johnson, Youth Development Worker

David was born and brought up in Lewisham, London. Although both his parents were born in Jamaica, he has managed to trace within his family a Cuban and Chinese ancestry line. His parents had a strong work ethic and expected all their children to excel at school. David admits he wasn’t that academic as he was more interested in working with his hands.

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LifeLine Comms Team

Support to find the right job

Tricia was enthusiastic and keen to work hard but found herself struggling to secure a job. She ended up attending LifeLine’s Job Shop on Green Lane to get some support with her job search. Tricia’s job broker found out that

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Nathan Singleton

Have we forgotten how to play?

Just recently, I was speaking with a close friend of mine on what it was like to finally be able to interact with each other face-to-face again. The conversation turned to how our children were coping, and he began to tell me of a recent event – his son had his friends come over to the house to play together, and yet… they didn’t.

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Rachel Dunford

SW!TCH Minds: Looking back at our first year

To mark the first year of SW!TCH Minds, Rachel Dunford Consulting were commissioned as an external evaluator to review the impact the programme has had. We’d like to share some of our findings about the amazing work being done by LifeLine Project’s Youth Development Workers during a very challenging year.

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Manisha Modhvadia

Building better physical health for young people in Barking and Dagenham

There have been growing concerns in recent years over a rise in a sedentary lifestyles among young people—much has been said of the rise of technology such as social media playing a role. And we can see this starkly at a local level: even before the pandemic, research has shown that Barking and Dagenham has had one of the lowest levels of participation in physical activity across all of London.

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