The Big Lifelines Project

To celebrate 30 years of Big Life, the Big Lifelines Project aims to empower the people we work with to tell their own stories in their own words. Through focusing on the moments in their lives that matter most to them, the project raises the voices of people who don’t always get seen in a rounded, whole-person way.

These stories are not about services, diagnoses or blame, but a chance to hear first-hand about the traumas, challenges, successes and relationships that make people what they are.

The project was developed in Community Voice, a user-led service run by people who have been affected by drug or alcohol use, that works to get the voices of people who have been affected by drugs and alcohol heard in the commissioning and everyday running of drug and alcohol services in Liverpool.

We’d like to thank everyone who has taken part in the project for entrusting us with their lifelines.