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Carol Looby with service user Angela Softly

Budget day: still not enough funding for social care, but government Green Paper is coming

22 Nov 2017

British Red Cross is disappointed that today’s budget has not addressed the funding shortfall for adult social care in England.

man looks pensively out the window

Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers at risk of loneliness

26 Oct 2017

Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK are at risk of becoming isolated and lonely because they live in poverty.

A view of London's Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday showing wreaths, Remembrance Day poppies and memorial cards

Volunteers to represent the Red Cross at national Remembrance events

10 Nov 2017

British Red Cross volunteers will join The Prince of Wales in celebrating Remembrance Day at national events on Sunday.

Grenfell victims to receive further £5.5 million funding

22 Sep 2017

A further £5.5 million of funds raised from public donations are to be distributed to survivors of the Grenfell Tower Disaster.

a woman lies in a hospital bed

Two years on from the Care Act, progress is ‘too slow’ says British Red Cross

22 Sep 2017

Local authorities are struggling to meet their obligations to prevent, reduce, or delay the need for care, according to a new Red Cross report.

An image from the Netherlands Red Cross shows some of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

Red Cross launches Hurricane Irma Appeal

07 Sep 2017

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal for those affected by Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bangladesh Red Crescent is providing water, food and other aid to people who have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, from Rakhine state, Myanmar.

Red Cross launches appeal for people fleeing Myanmar violence

15 Sep 2017

The British Red Cross has launched an urgent appeal to help people affected by violence in Myanmar.

Bangladesh Red Crescent give families food amid the floods

Floods bring chaos to South Asia

16 Sep 2014

As heavy monsoon rains cause devastation across South Asia, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is bringing vital help – from food and medical care to emergency shelter.

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.

Red Cross marque

Red Cross statement

21 Jul 2017

A statement from Mike Adamson, chief executive of the British Red Cross.

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