Tackling loneliness with social prescribing – a British Red Cross and Co-op success story

Ahead of the first ever Social Prescribing Day on March 14, the British Red Cross and Co-op partnership highlighted how social prescribing can transform the lives of the lonely and socially isolated. There is growing interest in social prescribing – services which refer people to non-clinical support within communities and the voluntary sector – as a means of improving health outcomes and reducing demand for health services. But the British Red Cross and Co-op believe it can also be used to address loneliness. The organisations published a Shared Learning Report…

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‘UK’s Biggest Family Photo Album’ unveiled at Westminster as families across the UK call on Government to reunite refugee families

Amnesty International has unveiled the ‘UK’s Biggest Family Photo Album’ at Westminster to celebrate family life in all its glory and show the Government that the UK wants refugees arriving on its shores to be able to reunite with their families. The album, containing photos of just under 1,000 families, was created using submissions from every corner of the country as well as celebrities including Kate Moss, Richard Branson, Riz Ahmed and Edith Bowman. The precious moments shared – a family barbeque, a childhood holiday, time spent together across the…

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British Red Cross and Co-op collaborate with Cruse Bereavement Care to support people experiencing loneliness after death of loved one

People left lonely and isolated following bereavement will be able to make new friends and beat loneliness thanks to a new scheme launched across the UK. The largest bereavement charity in the UK, Cruse Bereavement Care in collaboration with the British Red Cross and Co-op have set up the ‘More Than Words’ scheme which aims to start up social groups for people left feeling isolated after the death of a loved one. The introduction of the scheme comes after Co-op recently launched the UK’s biggest ever survey into death, dying…

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UK immigration statistics: charities call for change to restrictive rules on refugee family reunion

Commenting on the Home Office quarterly immigration statistics today, Amnesty International UK, British Red Cross, Oxfam and the Refugee Council said in a statement: “That 1,950 refugees living in the UK have been able to be reunited with the family members they desperately miss and need is great news. First-hand experience tells us that reuniting refugee families gives them the best chance of living settled and fulfilling lives. “But the fact remains that many refugees are not able to pass the current restrictive rules and complicated process which is difficult…

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British Red Cross Launches New Film To Show The Power Of Kindness

Creature is proud to unveil a new 60” film for the British Red Cross –showcasing the Power of Kindness. This follows extensive work Creature have been undertaking with the British Red Cross to help articulate their core brand promise. Being one of the most recognisable brandsin the world, the incredible work the Red Cross does overseas is widely understood. However, their work in the UK is less well known, and it’s these small ways in which anyone can make a difference through the power of kindness, that the film aims…

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