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First aid in schools

First aid is not a statutory part of the school curriculum - and we think it should be.

A British Red Cross volunteer helps a woman using a walker outside a hospital

In and out of hospital: how to stop avoidable admissions

A new British Red Cross report calls for action to stop an ‘endless cycle’ of avoidable hospital admissions among vulnerable patients. This could ease pressure on the health and social care systems.

A Red Cross volunteer looks at a photo with a service user

Prevention in action: How are prevention and integration being implemented?

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.

Sally Driver meets support at home worker Chris at her front door, holding on to a grab rail.

Prevention in action: resources for local decision makers

Too many people have to reach crisis point before they receive the health and social care support they need.

A Red Cross volunteer sits with a woman outside A&E

Red Cross report shows first aid ‘could help ease the pressure on A&E’

24 Aug 2017

First aid education could contribute towards easing the pressure on A&E, a new report by the British Red Cross has found.

Woman at desk

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.

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.

A woman with blonde hair looking at the camera

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.

School pupils and campaigners

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.

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