accessibility & help

June 2012

Emergency response volunteers unloading equipment from vehicle

Red Cross responds to floods, an explosion, and a gas leak

29 Jun 2012

Red Cross teams have responded to various UK emergencies today in the north of England, East Anglia, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Red Cross first aiders at London stations during the 2012 Olympics

First aiders on hand at London's busiest stations during Olympic rush

27 Jun 2012

The Red Cross is teaming up with Network Rail to provide first aid cover at London's main stations during the Olympics.

Oldham explosion with emergency services at the scene

Volunteers support victims of Oldham explosion

26 Jun 2012

Emergency response volunteers are still at the scene in Oldham today, helping those affected by yesterday’s (Tuesday) explosion.

First aider Phil Wells at Isle of Wight Festival

Volunteers offer support at flooded festival

25 Jun 2012

Volunteers worked through horrendous conditions to help the emergency services and thousands of revellers caught up in flood chaos at the Isle of Wight Festival.

People carrying suitcases on their heads wading through flood waters

Volunteers respond to serious flooding in the UK

13 Jun 2012

As parts of Britain continue to be hit by serious flooding this week, the Red Cross is braving the elements to offer support.

Volunteers help after thieves sabotage lifeline service

11 Jun 2012

Emergency response volunteers were called out to help after thieves cut off a vital medical alert telephone line in the Highlands.

Volunteer with a client from the Homecare Carers Respite Service

Dangerous cuts are putting vulnerable people at risk

11 Jun 2012

A new British Red Cross study shows that elderly and vulnerable people are being put at risk by swingeing cuts to home-based care.

Red Cross first aid volunteers at the Diamond Jubilee river pageant

Diamond service: volunteers help Jubilee well-wishers

08 Jun 2012

Red Cross first aiders kept the crowds safe during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London.

A member of the Afghan Red Crescent Society looks through rubble after a flood in Sar-e-Pol province

Cash released after Afghan floods kill dozens

22 Jun 2012

The British Red Cross has released £45,000 to help people affected by severe flooding which has killed dozens of people and displaced thousands more in northern Afghanistan.