Where to go for help with loneliness

Organisations that support people who feel alone.

Age UK's vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older. Their volunteer befriending service is one of the ways Age UK tries to beat loneliness in later life.

Alzheimer’s Society are there for anyone affected by dementia, and do everything they can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Campaign to End Loneliness believes nobody should be lonely in older age and that loneliness is not inevitable.

Carers UK aim to be there for the 6,000 people who start looking after someone each day. 

Community Connectors, the British Red Cross' partnership with the Co-op, can help lonely adults of all ages establish or re-establish connections.

Co-op Foundation highlights a number of projects supporting young people with loneliness. 

Cruse Bereavement Care UK are running the ‘More Than Words’ project in collaboration with the British Red Cross and Co-op, to offer social groups for people experiencing loneliness following bereavement.

Eden Project Communities connect people and communities, encouraging everyday people to make positive change where they live. 

Home-Start work with vulnerable families or parents struggling to cope for any reason across the UK. Alongside the British Red Cross and Co-op, they are running groups in 15 locations around the UK to help young mums (under the age of 25) who are feeling lonely or isolated to meet other parents and build self confidence.

Independent Age offer regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice for older people on care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.

Refugee Action has spent 35 years helping refugees build safe, hopeful and productive new lives in the UK.

Royal Voluntary Service is a volunteering organisation that aims to enrich the lives of older people and their families across Britain.

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

The Silver Line is a free, 24 hour, confidential helpline for older people.