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Independent living

A support at home volunteer visiting a client

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

When Eve O’Malley fractured her ankle while playing in the park, it looked like she’d be stuck at home for weeks – until we provided a special wheelchair.

Living with Parkinson’s disease can be difficult for Renate Eglestaff – so she was especially grateful when our volunteer called round to help.

Cho Cho Win was helped by a community health worker who sent her to hospital for a check-up during her second pregnancy. The baby was then born in hospital.

Jamts is 80 and partially paralysed by strokes. He lives with his daughter and five grandchildren in a tent provided by the Red Cross.

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Co-op and Red Cross mark first year tackling loneliness together

The British Red Cross and Royal Voluntary Service received a huge surprise when a National Lottery player revealed their application for funding had been successful.

People holding hands

13 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross has reiterated its call for the release of health and social care funds being held by the UK government.

Home from hospital: time for change

Raymond Attrell with British Red Cross support worker Anna Holecz

We're calling for more resources and better co-ordination to tackle hospital discharge issues.

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