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Volunteer driver delivering a wheelchair to a client

Mobility aids

We provide short-term loans of mobility aids to people in need, including wheelchairs, commodes, walking sticks and frames.

Volunteer with a client

Information for commissioners and referrers

If you are a healthcare commissioner or referrer, find out what working in partnership with us can help you achieve.

Wheelchair service helps residents on Shetland

29 Jan 2014

Residents on the wet and windy Shetland Islands know help will be at hand if they take a tumble, thanks to our wheelchair loan service.

Community equipment service in action

Community equipment service

In some parts of the UK, we hold contracts with local authorities to provide equipment for independent living through medical referral.

Eve and her mobility aids wheelchair

Eve’s story: ‘A nice man came with a wheelchair’

When Eve O’Malley fractured her ankle while playing in the park, it looked like she’d be stuck at home for weeks – until we provided a special wheelchair.

Client being helped from the minibus by the volunteer driver

Transport support

The British Red Cross offers support to people affected by crisis by providing transport for medical appointments and essential daily needs.

Mobility aids volunteer Alister Lees

Alister’s story: how volunteering restored my confidence

After suffering a lengthy period of depression, Alister Lees decided to take up volunteering as a way to boost his self-confidence and skills.

Man getting advice about medical equipment from a volunteer

Mobility aids volunteering

Help people to be independent by volunteering with our free short-term loan scheme of things such as walking aids, bath chairs and back rests.

Fergus Grant medical eqipment beneficiary Northern Ireland

Fergus' story: 'Red Cross helped me get back to college'

After a near-fatal road accident, Fergus Grant couldn’t resume his college studies – until we loaned him a wheelchair.

Volunteer in a client's home

Social cuts put vulnerable people at risk

Our report shows that cuts to preventative social care support are putting elderly and vulnerable people at risk.

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