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Independent living

A support at home volunteer laughs with service user

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

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.

To and her four children used to move from one cold home to another, but thanks to the Red Cross the family got a home of their own just as Mongolia's dzud took hold.

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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Home from hospital: time for change

Raymond Attrell sits with support worker Anna Holecz

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

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