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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

After major surgery left Sue Bayley almost completely house-bound, her confidence took a big knock – but we helped her venture outside again and embrace the world.

Nobody likes visiting the dentist, but poor Ann’s dental phobia meant she hadn’t had a check-up for 40 years – and she was in painful misery.

Mother-of-two Larisa Pisareva was shocked to learn she had TB. The news meant months of treatment – and a long separation from her daughters.

Arsene Avchyam overcame TB after months of treatment. Now he makes sure his friends and customers learn more about this potentially deadly illness.

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The government has given the British Red Cross £500,000 so our volunteers can provide extra support at 17 hospitals over the next 12 weeks.

The head of the IFRC has warned that there is no quick fix to halting Ebola.

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