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The importance of listening to young people

As the CEO of a local support charity, I often ponder whether we're genuinely hearing the voices of those we aim to help.This concern struck me recently when I attended an event at the House of Commons designed to foster dialogue between young people and the decision-makers who shape their lives in the UK.While many young people were passionately voicing...

1 week ago

 by Nathan Singleton

Team Spotlights

From mentee to mentor

Kled is currently a Junior Youth Development Worker, having recently joined our SW!TCH team. But Kled first came to us while he was in Sixth Form, referred for mentoring by his school. After developing under the guidance of his mentor, he stepped up to become a SW!TCH Ambassador, supporting our team and helping to mentor others. And we were extremely...

1 week ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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LifeLine joins consortium supporting young people through flagship MyEnds programme

We're proud to announce that we'll be further supporting young people in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham as part of the Winning Harts consortium, funded as part of the Mayor of London's £14.5m investment in local communities through the MyEnds programme. Led by the West Ham United Foundation, and working alongside Youth League UK, Be Heard as One,...

1 week ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

Articles

Is mentoring the new political football?

Here at LifeLine, we have been working closely with the Mayor of London to mentor young people across the capital for the last 15 years. And, while the holder of the title has changed, we are pleased to see that this commitment to mentoring has remained broadly consistent throughout. Now, more than ever, we hope that the power of mentoring...

1 month ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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SW!TCH hosts Year of Youth girls’ netball celebration

On Wednesday 27th March, our SW!TCH team travelled to Isaac Newton Academy in Redbridge to host an all-day celebration of girls with a netball competition featuring teams representing five local schools.This event was made possible through the support and funding from Following short speeches from Nathan Singleton, LifeLine Projects CEO, and Azimin​​​​ Ibrahim, Project Manager for the Year of Youth,...

1 month ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

Case Studies

Case Study: Café Connect

Café Connect is a programme run by our FaithAction team and funded by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities. Using a methodology shared with Creative English, Café Connect sessions supports new arrivals to the UK—notably those from Hong Kong—by giving them a space to practice and develop their English while also learning more about the local community, adjusting...

1 month ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

Articles

Absenteeism: the legacy of lockdown

Educational neglect. Emotional-based schools avoidance. School refusal. Non-attending. Persistent absence. Serious absence. Missing. It's often said that the Inuit have dozens (or more) different words for snow, because they have a lot of it. We, however, seem to have a lot of different names for those repeatedly absent from school. What then does that say about the state of school...

2 months ago

 by Nathan Singleton

News

SW!TCH Minds supports mental health of young people in Havering

We’re proud to announce that, thanks to funding from the Havering Clinical Commissioning Group, our SW!TCH Minds programme is currently supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Havering. With demand for mental health services for young people increasing dramatically in the wake of the pandemic, our team are working in partnership with three other organisations—HBBS Counselling, Relate,...

2 months ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

Case Studies

Case Study: Infant Feeding Support

In partnership with Havering Mind, our Infant Feeding Support team are supporting new mothers in Barking and Dagenham to take up breastfeeding by building a local support network, holding regular meet-ups and support sessions for new mothers, and providing targeted guidance and support to those in need.

2 months ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

Articles

Mind the Gap: Are the wheels coming off the system?

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to the excellent BBC Sounds programme, World of Wisdom. On this episode, a listener called in with a problem concerning the 24-hour news cycle of the world we now live in. She said that all the negative reporting, especially of world conflicts, was making it hard for her to raise a child...

3 months ago

 by Nathan Singleton

Case Studies

Case Study: Early Help Collective

The Early Help Collective is an initiative funded by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to provide guidance and support to parents. LifeLine Projects is working alongside six other organisations in the Collective to answer parents’ questions, signpost them to helpful services, bring them together to support each other, and support their mental health.

3 months ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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Creative English supports local health literacy

Thanks to funding from the borough’s Health Inequalities Fund, FaithAction will be delivering Creative English for Health sessions in Barking and Dagenham through a partnership with three local community hubs. Over the year, the programme aims to reach 225 local residents, who do not speak English as their first language, and help improve their general health literacy, English language skills,...

3 months ago

 by Andrew Welsby

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