Winter on the wards: how the Red Cross helps the NHS to ease the burden of the cold season
The assisted discharge programme has been rolled out at hospitals up and down the country. But how has it made a difference to those that know the struggle the most?Read More
Eight things you didn’t know about our work in health and social care
By British Red Cross
From taking people home from hospital to providing low-cost wheelchairs, the Red Cross has been helping with health and social care for over 70 years. That dates back to before the NHS was founded! Today, our volunteers still give vital support to people across the UK.
What needs to happen to end the loneliness crisis?
By Zoe Abrams, Executive Director of Communication
We’re tackling loneliness one step at a time, from sending volunteers to help people stuck at home to influencing debates in Parliament. Now, we want to share the value of social prescribing, which puts people’s emotional needs on a par with their clinical condition.
Student Rhianydd opens up about being young and lonely
“The day I saved my choking 2-year-old”
By Gemma, mum of five
Gemma’s daughter, Seven, thought she would get in trouble after choking on a plastic toy brick. But Gemma was just thankful that her little girl was alive and that she had known how to save her thanks to a British Red Cross first aid video.