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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

Almost 50 years ago, Dorothy Jennings witnessed our volunteers helping at the Aberfan disaster in Wales – and now we’re supporting her.

Busy-bee Diana Spooner was facing ten weeks stuck in a chair following an operation, but our wheelchair soon had her racing around again.

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.

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