Action on loneliness

You can join us to help put a stop to loneliness

The British Red Cross works with the government, other organisations and the public to help tackle loneliness. 

Anyone can feel lonely

Our research shows that before the coronavirus pandemic, one in five people in the UK often or always felt lonely.

Since the Covid pandemic, many more people have started to feel lonely – we know that stress, change, and isolation, can all trigger loneliness.

We are committed to helping people affected by loneliness through our services, our advice on loneliness, and our policy and advocacy work.

Our free support line offers help to people feeling lonely because of social isolation. Our online wellbeing resources will help you gain practical skills to cope with loneliness. 

We also offer ideas on what people can do about loneliness, and some tips to help combat loneliness

The Red Cross also works with other charities, businesses, and the government to help ensure we continue to prioritise loneliness policy and practice.

What is the Loneliness Action Group, and who can join?

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 and hundreds of 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 join or find out more, email:

About the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Loneliness

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The British Red Cross and the Campaign to End Loneliness provide the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Loneliness.

Building on the work of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, the group seeks to influence legislation and policy making to reduce loneliness across the UK. It is chaired by Tracey Crouch and Kim Leadbeater MP, and made up of cross-party parliamentarians.

To find out more, visit the APPG page.

If you have specific queries regarding the APPG, please email

What research has the Red Cross done about loneliness?

We have been researching loneliness, UK loneliness statistics and related issues in the UK since 2016. Our published reports provide unique insight into the current situation, with recommendations on how to improve it.