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Health and social care

Independent living

Volunteer and client share a joke

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

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Health issues

Young people learning about HIV in South Africa

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

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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.

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Read stories of people we’ve helped

Difficulties with walking meant that Colin was missing out on his beloved air shows – but our loan of a wheelchair soon had him soaring again.

After a stroke landed him in hospital for ten months, Randolph wasn’t ready to face the world again – until we lent a hand.

Ettie was told by doctors she would never walk again after contracting spinal tuberculosis, but with Red Cross help, she has managed to regain her strength.

Having overcome TB once already, Matebello was again diagnosed with the disease. The Red Cross is by her side and is helping her complete her treatment.

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The new chief executive of the British Red Cross has called for greater international support to fight Ebola.

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The Red Cross is stepping up its relief effort in West Africa.