Our research shows loneliness costs UK employers £2.5 billion a year – the first time a figure has been placed on the economic cost of loneliness to employers.

It all started with a phone call. At the beginning of 2016 we were contacted by the late Jo Cox MP who wanted to reach out to us about loneliness and the work that she was planning. Jo had heard about our campaign with the British Red Cross to tackle loneliness. She explained with her […]

Today we launch our joint report with British Red Cross, into tackling loneliness and social isolation across the UK. British Red Cross are our Charity Partner and throughout 2015 and 2016 we’ve been fundraising to support the partnership. But today, we turn our attention to how we can work together to tackle loneliness. What do […]

From community coffee mornings and table top sales to the more energetic abseiling and running marathons; colleagues across the Co-op have been challenging themselves over the past year to raise money as part of our Charity Partnership with the British Red Cross. I recently met one of our Food colleagues who has set themselves a mountainous challenge. […]

Nick Crofts, The Co-op Member Council President, shares his thoughts. “What a fantastic week! I thought we couldn’t top the announcement of the new look and member offer at the AGM but when news hit of our 5 million plus new Co-op cards landing on members’ doormats, we hit the headlines for all the right […]

In a mission to raise money for the British Red Cross, Jonathan Foreman and Nigel Sam embarked on the #TourDeCoop. They jumped on their bikes and cycled 560 miles throughout south Scotland and the north of England over five days. Jonathan and Nigel, colleagues at our distribution centre in County Durham, are passionate about road safety […]

Welcome back to the Consumer Services Executive team who look after our Funeralcare, Legal Services and Insurance businesses. They’ve just finished a two-day road trip around Cumbria raising awareness and funds for British Red Cross to help tackle loneliness in our communities. Day one On Wednesday they had an 8am start making brews in return for donations […]