Lifelines has been running in Brighton for over 16 years, and over that time hundreds of volunteers have supported countless over 50s in the city, providing an outlet for their creativity and passion, and opportunities to improve their health and well-being.
Our activities are hosted online and face-to-face at senior housing schemes, community centres and church halls. Wherever people have space to meet.
Find out more on this page and if you are interested in talking to us about running a group as a volunteer, contact us.
We host volunteer-led activities in community venues across the city, with a focus on social connections, health and wellbeing, and having fun. Lifelines recruits, trains and supports volunteers to start and run their own groups and activities in community spaces in the city.
Lifelines volunteers encourage people to get together to chat, to do or make things, to exercise, dance around, and often try something new.
Our Healthlink volunteers provide company and support for people to attend health and social care appointments and maintain their well-being. People may not want to burden family or friends, who may no longer live locally.
Our volunteers meet them at home and accompany them to their appointment on foot, by bus, taxi or patient transport. They can wait outside during the visit or come in to remind them of questions they want to ask and take notes. Healthlink volunteers support people to keep important health appointments.
Our tech volunteers support people to get to grips with modern technology – a computer, tablet or phone. They support people to get better access to available services, connect with family and friends, join new groups and activities, follow their interests, play pastimes – and have a bit of fun along the way!
And if they don’t have a device, our Tablet Loan & Support Service means they have everything they need to get started.