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Support at home

Ellis Sheldon talks over tea with Red Cross worker Sue Whalley

Need help after a hospital stay? Our volunteers provide extra support and care at home.

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Transport support

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Our transport support gives you independence if you can't get about easily by yourself.

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Borrow a wheelchair

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You can borrow a wheelchair and toilet aids such as commodes, seats and frames.

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Hand, arm and shoulder massage

Woman receiving therapeutic care massage from a volunteer

We offer massages to promote wellbeing for those who need support at home.

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Read stories of people weʼve helped

After a stroke landed him in hospital for ten months, Randolph wasn’t ready to face the world again – until we lent a hand.

Nobody likes visiting the dentist, but poor Ann’s dental phobia meant she hadn’t had a check-up for 40 years – and she was in painful misery.

Other information

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, find out what working in partnership with us can help you achieve.

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Tell us your care story

Anne Dinham sits in her home with her dog

We need your help. Whoever you are, if you have a health and social care story to share, tell us. 

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Feeling alone?

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We're helping people experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation. 

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