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Our call to action in Wales

The British Red Cross in Wales supports people, their communities and other organisations at times of crisis. We have a local network of around 200 staff and 2,500 volunteers.

We're calling on all politicians in Wales to make some simple changes to help those most in need.

Health and social care at home

  • Define preventative services so that people have access to services and are able to stay independent at home for longer.
  • Protect and increase funding to develop low-level and early intervention services.
  • Recognise and promote the value of the voluntary sector in supporting public services.
  • Ensure that all policy development enables the third sector to develop in line with growing expectations from statutory commissioners and the wider public.
  • Encourage partnership and integrated working through joint-commissioning, to develop services which meet the needs of the service user.

Building stronger communities

  • Make emergency life-saving skills a mandatory subject on the Welsh National Curriculum.
  • Support first aid learning for at-risk groups.

Refugees and asylum seekers

  • Support organisations to raise awareness of and alleviate destitution among asylum seekers in Wales.

Contact us

Want to know more or get a copy of our consultation responses and reports? Get in touch with Kate Manning at

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