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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.
We provide short-term loans of mobility aids to people in need, including wheelchairs, commodes, walking sticks and frames.
In some parts of the UK, we hold contracts with local authorities to provide equipment for independent living through medical referral.
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.
The British Red Cross offers support to people affected by crisis by providing transport for medical appointments and essential daily needs.
After suffering a lengthy period of depression, Alister Lees decided to take up volunteering as a way to boost his self-confidence and skills.
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.
After a near-fatal road accident, Fergus Grant couldn’t resume his college studies – until we loaned him a wheelchair.
Our report shows that cuts to preventative social care support are putting elderly and vulnerable people at risk.
10 Dec 2012
A new survey commissioned by the British Red Cross shows that cuts to preventative social care support are putting elderly and vulnerable people at risk.
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British Red Cross, UK Office, 44 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AL Phone: 0844 871 11 11. Fax: 020 7562 2000.
The British Red Cross Society, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738)
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