In the Community 

LifeLine Community Projects 

LifeLine Group - LCPLifeLine Projects was founded in 2000 by two members of LifeLine Church who spotted a need in the local community. Realising that they could be part of the solution they started working with a small group of isolated and marginalised women to teach them English, empowering them to support their children with their homework. Since 2000 LifeLine Projects has grown from a small organisation with two part-time members of staff, to one of the larger community-based, social enterprises in London, with a turnover of £5.5 million for 2013/14 and currently employing 90 staff.

Our vision is to equip people for life and work, delivering services that recognise the importance of the WHOLE person, WHOLE family and the WHOLE community.  We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to develop to their full potential, and we are committed to those services which we see as critical to this family-focussed holistic vision.  We want to ensure that LifeLine, as an innovative social enterprise, is at the cutting edge of best practice based on its considerable experience on the ground and in depth knowledge of the communities across London that it serves.

LifeLine operates with a sensitivity and flexibility of response that is not always possible from large and at times remote statutory agencies. Recalling our roots, we always ensure that our programmes focus on empowering and enhancing the lives of the most isolated and 

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vulnerable, assisting them to develop the confidence and skills to become economically active individuals who are able to positively contribute to their community. Value and impact are added to the broad range of public sector programmes LifeLine Projects delivers through the extensive programme of additional, volunteer-led services provided through other members of the LifeLine Group including LifeLine Church and Community Resources.

Our social mission includes: 

  • Childcare services, including day-care nursery provision
  • Alternative education models that empower young people to finish their secondary education and continue into further education, employment or training
  • Youth mentoring programmes, in which young people who are identified as in danger of becoming NEET are empowered to become positive peer-leaders
  • Supporting parents to build stronger families and inclusive communities
  • Our FaithAction initiative – through which we equip faith-based community organisations to provide social programmes in their own communities across the UK, showcasing the significance of their work
  • Other employment and training services that equip people with employability skills and empower ex-offenders to re-establish their social and work lives.
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