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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.

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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

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.

Cho Cho Win was helped by a community health worker who sent her to hospital for a check-up during her second pregnancy. The baby was then born in hospital.

Jamts is 80 and partially paralysed by strokes. He lives with his daughter and five grandchildren in a tent provided by the Red Cross.

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Home from hospital: time for change

Raymond Attrell with British Red Cross support worker Anna Holecz

We're calling for more resources and better co-ordination to tackle hospital discharge issues.

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