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Community Connectors


The British Red Cross are proud to have partnered with the Co-op to tackle loneliness and social isolation in communities across the UK. In under two years, their colleagues, members and customers have raised over £5.5million - smashing our target by more than £2m. By the time that fundraising ends, we expect to have raised in excess of £6 million. Using this money we have developed Connecting Communities.

This new project will be working with 6 target groups:

  • young parents
  • recently bereaved
  • recently separated or divorced
  • retiree’s/empty nesters
  • individuals with mobility issues
  • individuals with health issues.

We will however accept referrals for individuals who fall outside of these groups who are experiencing isolation and loneliness.

Each service aims to help people experiencing or at risk of loneliness or social isolation to gain confidence and reconnect to their community. Introducing them to local groups, networks and other partner organisations is a key part of this, alongside offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support.

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  • Health & support services 
  • Fundraising events 
  • First aid courses 

    We educate people in life-saving skills, enabling them to respond to emergencies.

  • Charity shops 

    We sell and need: good quality clothes, designer brands, books, furniture and more.

  • Red Cross office 

Read stories of people we've helped

28 Mar 2014
Mary’s story

Pensioner Mary Jenkins was facing a tough time alone at home – until our volunteer called round to help.

After a stroke landed him in hospital for ten months, Randolph wasn’t ready to face the world again – until we lent a hand.

Independent living: help people at home

From giving people confidence to doing a weekly shop, our volunteers help people to live independently in their own home.