Light Up Lives - About Us

  • Our Vision: A world where communities are inclusive, kind, collaborative and sustainable.
  • Our Purpose: To create kinder cultures and improve health and wellbeing for all.

Our Values

  • Kindness: It sits at the core of everything we do.
  • Integrity: Be real and the best natural you.
  • Sustainability: Meeting present needs without compromising future generations
  • Diversity: We understand that each individual is unique and brings value to the world.
  • Harmony: Live and work peacefully with ourselves and those around us, actively helping you to do the same
  • UnderstandingWe listen and empathise, learn, live and work flexibly considering all points of view.
  • CollaborationWorking together we can achieve so much
    Fun: Laughter & enjoyment is a must

The Core Team

Janet Carter

Kindness Ambassador, Social Entrepreneur & Community Creator

Janet lives and works in Cumbria where she heads up Light Up Lives.

Light Up Lives is a Community Interest Company passionate about people, tackling social isolation and enhancing communication and conversation for everyone in our communities.

She believes that acting locally to enable and inspire kinder and more collaborative communities, who share their knowledge and expertise to support each other is the way that we can maximise our social impact and build a better kinder and more sustainable world. 

Nicholas Haines

Creator of The Vitality Test, co-founder of the Five Institute & Kindness Ambassador

Nick is an entrepreneur, international speaker, strategist, author and teacher in Chinese Energetics. He has spent all his adult life practically applying the wisdom of Chinese philosophy within health, personal development, business, leadership, relationships and international change.

Nicholas has always considered physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing as a cornerstone of personal and international change.

As such he has spent 35 years on the frontline as a Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and running a busy Complementary Health Centre in Nottingham (UK) before retiring in 2015. As testimony to his commitment and expertise, for over 25 years he had a waiting list of at least six months to see him as a new client, stretching at some points to a ridiculous 2-year wait.

He now proudly heads up the Five Institute.