Action on Loneliness

Mon 27 May 2019

As recognition of the impact of Loneliness on health and well-being increases, efforts are taking place across the UK to solve this crisis.

The following is from The Red Cross Website:

Action on Loneliness

The Loneliness Action Group, led by the British Red Cross and Co-op partnership, was tasked by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness partners to secure a lasting legacy for the Commission’s work. The Loneliness Action Group has a particular focus on making sure the Commission’s call to action to tackle loneliness is heard.

To do this, it brings together government, charities, businesses and public sector leaders working nationally on loneliness. Together we develop solutions and secure meaningful commitments from decision makers across the UK.

To find out more and register your interest in getting involved, contact LonelinessAction@redcross.org.uk.

The British Red Cross and Co-op are also providing the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Loneliness. Building on the work of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, the group aims to continue to influence legislation and policy-making to reduce loneliness across the UK. The group is chaired by Rachel Reeves MP and made up of cross-party MPs and peers. Vice-Chairs include Neil O’Brien MP, Alison Thewliss MP, Jo Swinson MP, Jim Shannon MP and Baroness Greengross.  Officers include Caroline Spelman MP, Luciana Berger MP, Alan Mak MP, Patricia Gibson MP, Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and Baroness Altmann.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact LonelinessAction@redcross.org.uk 

Several significant reports have been produced and can be downloaded below or found in our Resources:

Tackling Loneliness and Isolation: findings from the evaluation of our connecting communities service

Trapped in a Bubble: an investigation into triggers of loneliness in the UK

Fulfilling the Promise: how social prescribing can most effectively tackle loneliness

Building Social Connections and Tackling Loneliness