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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 woman sits indoors

Debt and darkness at the top of the stairs

In a dark room at the top of three flights of crumbling, water-logged stairs, Ameena sits with her two severely disabled sons.

A man stands beside a concrete building

From bullets to the breadline

When stepping out of his front door meant facing a storm of gunfire, Marwan knew he had to leave.

Hayat walks again

Hayat’s name means life, yet she nearly lost hers when her family’s home in Yemen was bombed. Her foot was so badly damaged that it had to be amputated. Find out how we're helping Hayat take her first steps.

Hundreds of families stuck in the mud

In northern Lebanon, a cluster of home-made tents in a muddy field is home for about 100 Syrian refugee families.

woman holds baby in hospital

Red Cross launches East Africa Crisis Appeal

09 Mar 2017

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal as millions of people across East Africa face critical food shortages.

A woman flips bread in her hands

When home means plastic sheets

“All the houses in our neighbourhood have been flattened now. Completely flattened.”

Older woman being supported at home

Feedback about our Independent Living services

Find out how many people would recommend our services to friends and family.

Four latrine toilets stand next to each other, built of stone with wooden doors

Lesotho: clean water for better health

The British Red Cross is helping to provide clean water and safe, hygienic toilets to 1,500 households in Lesotho.

Volunteer Ed Owen and beneficiary Mervyn Gagg

Health and social care contact details

These are the areas throughout the UK where we offer a range of services to support health and local authority commissioners. Just contact our operations directors to find out more about how we can help you.

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