accessibility & help

What we do

First aid

Head injury

Could you help in a crisis? Get first aid tips online or on your phone - or book a course.

Find out about first aid >

Health and social care

Woman in a wheelchair with volunteer clearing the snow

We tackle major health issues and offer social care and support to vulnerable people, in the UK and overseas.

More about health and social care >

Preparing for disasters

A sign warns drivers of a flooded street

Learn how to prepare your family for disasters, and see how we prepare communities overseas.

See how we prepare >

Emergency response

Emergency response volunteer put a woman on a stretcher

We respond to hundreds of disasters in the UK and overseas. And we stay long after the crisis is over.

How we help in emergencies >

Finding missing family

Couple embracing after being reunited

When families are separated by war or disaster, we work through a global network to put them back in touch.

Read about our tracing work >

Refugee support

Refugee services volunteer

We help refugees and asylum seekers access essential services and adapt to life in a new country.

How we help refugees >

The Red Cross plays an important role in times of war. Find out more about the Geneva Conventions and the protective power of our emblem.

Lesson plans, assemblies, quick activities and briefings for teachers. Suitable across the curriculum, particularly in citizenship and PSHE.

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Latest news

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More money for food aid to help people in Syria is urgently needed, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has warned.

People we’ve helped

Shortly after taking a first aid course, Apryl came across a road traffic accident – and jumped straight in to help.

The Red Cross has helped Ettie regain her strength to walk again.