Linking Lives

Combating social isolation in Cockermouth and surrounding area 




Who We Are

Cockermouth Linking Lives is a befriending service generally aimed at those over 60 who find themselves requiring some extra friendship and support.

We match volunteers with older people who would like to see a friendly volunteer visitor on a regular basis for around one hour, and perhaps go out for short outings to local places of interest.

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Cockermouth Linking Lives relies on volunteers to deliver our service. Volunteers do not need any special skills as they   receive full training, support and advice for their role. They also provide references and receive the necessary criminal records checks (DBS) prior to beginning  visits. If you would like to volunteer, please give us a call for more information or an application form.


Need a Visitor?

Many people find themselves alone after their partner passes away or are isolated, due to illness or disability.  For one reason or another they do not get out, or see as many people as often as they would like. This is where Linking Lives comes in. We find a  compatible volunteer, based on interests, geography and personality. Visits are then arranged at times convenient for the volunteer and ‘Link Friend’.  If you know of someone who would benefit from having a regular visitor, or if you would like a visitor yourself, please contact us (see details below).


Contact Details

Cockermouth Linking Lives operates as a community franchise of Linking Lives UK (Charity No: 1170325)

Coordinator: Sue Gorman, Tel: 07957 515140, email:

Address: Christ Church Rooms, South Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9RU