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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

Christine Barnes volunteers for a bespoke British Red Cross project that she finds especially rewarding – helping people with dementia, and their carers.

Living with Parkinson’s disease can be difficult for Renate Eglestaff – so she was especially grateful when our volunteer called round to help.

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.

Kyaw Swe has lived in the same small farming community in Myanmar his whole life. Now he is one of three Red Cross community health workers in this village.


Latest health news

A Red Cross health worker has been deployed to Sierra Leone.

A British Red Cross health worker has flown to Liberia to support Ebola virus prevention.

A Red Cross programme in South Africa is set to receive a £100,000 funding boost from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.