accessibility & help

Health and social care

Independent living

A support at home volunteer visiting a client

We provide support at home, transport and mobility aids to help people when they face a crisis in their daily lives.

Read about independent living >

Health issues

Young people learning about HIV in South Africa

We help vulnerable communities tackle health issues like HIV, TB and water and sanitation.

Read about health issues >

Social support overseas

An elderly Mongolian lady stands outside her hut beside a Red Cross volunteer

We support elderly, socially isolated or otherwise vulnerable people around the world.

Read about overseas social support >

Read stories of people we’ve helped

We helped Welsh Guard veterans, Ray and Arthur, visit the battlefields of Europe to pay respects to their fallen comrades.

After a heart attack and stroke, bowls enthusiast Connie thought she would never play the sport she loved again.

Londaka is one of 1.4 million children orphaned by HIV-related illness in South Africa. Pink is her favourite colour, as was her mother’s.

She may be living with HIV, but Boniswe Petronella Maphanga, 30, has a radiant smile, a gentle sing-song voice and a joyful attitude to life.

Related

Latest health news

New report confirms charities’ potential to improve UK health

The Red Cross is helping people to recover from Cyclone Winston in Fiji.

A British Red Cross support team was sent to help Britons affected by the terrorist attacks in Brussels.