accessibility & help
The British Red Cross provides valuable short-term support to vulnerable people in the UK, whether they're recovering from an operation, need a wheelchair or just need help coping around the house.
Need help after a hospital stay? Our volunteers provide extra support and care at home.
Read about care in the home
Our transport service gives you independence if you can't get about easily by yourself.
Read more about transport
We provide short-term loans of medical equipment to people in need, including wheelchairs.
Read about medical equipment
Our therapeutic care volunteers help relax people in stressful situations through massage.
Read about therapeutic care
Our volunteers helped a couple navigate their way through numerous health problems at a difficult period in their lives.
Busy-bee Diana Spooner was facing ten weeks stuck in a chair following an operation, but our wheelchair soon had her racing around again.
Alongside our national services, we also have some regional services that may be able to help you.
If you are a healthcare commissioner or referrer, you can read more about what working in partnership with us can help you achieve.
One of the largest emergency exercises in the UK begins on tomorrow (May 21) – and Red Cross volunteers and staff in Lincolnshire will be playing their part.
More than 100 MPs, and thousands more people across the UK, are backing a British Red Cross campaign to put first aid and humanitarian education on England’s new national curriculum.
Forget just making a call – one phone box in Northern Ireland has been fitted with a life-saving device.
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The British Red Cross Society, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738)
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