More than half of people working in the transport and logistics sector feel always, often or sometimes lonely, according to new research released by the British Red Cross.
The Red Cross poll also found that a third of people working in the transport and logistics sector don’t have colleagues they feel close to or can talk to about it.
The findings of the research suggest a lack of meaningful social connections could be contributing to people’s feelings of loneliness and isolation in the sector.
Almost three quarters of those who felt lonely said it is having a negative impact on their life, and more than half worry that their loneliness will get worse.
“Loneliness and social isolation doesn’t discriminate. Life circumstances can change in the blink of an eye, meaning it can happen to anyone, no matter your age or background.
“We all need someone to turn to in a crisis, but the findings of our research suggest that there are many people in our communities feeling they lack meaningful, human connections. This will be concerning for all of us to hear, no matter where we live in the UK, or with whom.
“Every one of us would want someone to reach out to us if we found ourselves all alone. People who need our help may be closer than we think, and could feel much more connected if we offer them our kindness.
“The British Red Cross is there every day, helping people connect with their communities. A donation this winter could help ensure we continue this vital work supporting those most vulnerable,” said Zoë Abrams, executive director of communications and advocacy at British Red Cross.
Last year the organisation supported almost 300,000 people in crisis across the UK, giving them someone they could turn to in their hour of need.