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Ending destitution

We are calling for changes to the asylum system to prevent people being left in desperate conditions without homes or jobs.

Snakebite victim Laura Brasher and a Red Cross volunteer

Short-term wheelchair loans

We believe everyone who needs a wheelchair should quickly and easily get one, for as long as they need it.

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Prevention in action: is it being prioritised?

Local authorities in England must do more in their local areas to provide services which prevent, reduce or delay the need for care and support.

Marie needed our help to reunite with her family.

The ‘Dubs Amendment’ and the ‘Dublin Regulation’ explained

Two distinct laws offer a route to safety for child refugees in Europe. One of them is under threat.

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Amanda Holden backs urgent call for life-saving skills in the classroom

10 Mar 2013

TV star and mum of two Amanda Holden is backing a Red Cross campaign to put first aid and humanitarian education on the school curriculum.

First aid scenario response, chest compressions

MPs to learn first aid with help of leading charity

18 Jul 2016

The British Red Cross will be in Parliament today to help MPs learn first aid skills

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Government blocks first aid Bill that could save thousands of lives

20 Nov 2015

The government has failed to back a Private Members’ Bill to ensure young people have the opportunity to learn first aid in secondary schools, despite mass public support.

Students at Queens Park School learning first aid

Red Cross thrilled by first aid opportunity of PSHE announcement

02 Mar 2017

The British Red Cross is thrilled by government plans that could see all children in England learning first aid at school.

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Public health services

We need to understand when to use public health services – and when it might be better to treat ourselves at home.

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Lonely Life Stages: New study reveals triggers for loneliness epidemic in the UK

08 Dec 2016

New in-depth study by the Co-op and the British Red Cross reveals epidemic levels of loneliness and social isolation in the UK

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