accessibility & help

January 2012

Emergency response volunteer helps elderly evacuees

Volunteers provide help after firearms incident

01 Feb 2012

Volunteers set up a rest centre yesterday after residents in a Lincolnshire village were caught up in a firearms incident.

A man sits in a chair in his home resting

Vulnerable older residents get ‘hug in a box’

31 Jan 2012

No matter how freezing it gets this week, older residents in Bolton will still be snug after our volunteers deliver winter packs to their homes.

Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer speaks to women

Winter brings fresh hardship for people in Syria

25 Jan 2012

With the situation deteriorating, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement continues to help people in the country.

First aid training for homeless people

19 Jan 2012

Life can be dangerous on the streets – and that’s why the Red Cross is running courses specially designed to help this vulnerable group.

First aid dynamos who are always ready to respond

12 Jan 2012

A team of Red Cross ‘first responders’ – who help the emergency services react to medical emergencies – have just celebrated their 3,000th call-out.

Aden with fruit, Kenya

East Africa six months on: how we are helping

12 Jan 2012

Six months on from the launch of our East Africa Food Crisis Appeal, the generosity of our donors has helped the Red Cross provide relief to hundreds of thousands of malnourished people.

A transitional shelter in the Delmas 19 neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince

Haiti - shelter provision must speed up

10 Jan 2012

With many thousands of Haitians still living in camps two years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, support must focus on housing and repairs, says the Red Cross.

Glasgow SOS bus and volunteers

Early hours help with the ‘booze bus’

09 Jan 2012

With all that booze and squabbling, a night on the town can be pretty hazardous – but some revellers can now count on the Red Cross for support.

Red Cross worker holds a Haitian child

Two years on, the Red Cross is helping to empower Haitians

09 Jan 2012

Two years after Haiti’s worst earthquake in two centuries devastated the country, the Red Cross is still helping Haitians recover.

Resourceful volunteers react to wind chaos

05 Jan 2012

As high winds ravaged Scotland and caused widespread damage, volunteers happened across two serious incidents in the space of a few minutes.

Mary Robinson MBE

MBEs for three Red Cross volunteers

03 Jan 2012

The Queen has awarded MBEs to three British Red Cross volunteers with a combined total of 146 years' service.