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We provide practical, local and emotional support to people around the UK. Find out how we can help you or someone you care for, and learn more about our services.

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The British Red Cross has been a lifeline for people in crisis for over 150 years. Today, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, that lifeline means more than ever.

Thanks to our dedicated team of Red Cross Volunteers, we’re able to provide services specifically designed to help people most in need in the UK.

If you or someone you care for needs support, we may be able to help.


Looking for family in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan: further information and support

On this page you'll find:

  • Emotional support
  • Mobility aids services
  • Refugee services
  • Help at home
  • Financial support
  • Help to find missing family

We also provide a range of free mental health resources and practical advice on how to prepare for emergencies.