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Woman in a wheelchair laughing with her grandaughter

Mobility aids

We provide short-term loans of wheelchairs and toilet aids.

Snakebite victim Laura Brasher and a Red Cross volunteer

Short-term wheelchair loans

We believe everyone who needs a wheelchair should quickly and easily get one, for as long as they need it.

A Red Cross volunteer looks at a photo with a service user

Prevention in action: is it being prioritised?

Local authorities in England must do more in their local areas to provide services which prevent, reduce or delay the need for care and support.

Older woman being supported at home

Feedback about our Independent Living services

Find out how many people would recommend our services to friends and family.

A woman sits indoors

Debt and darkness at the top of the stairs

In a dark room at the top of three flights of crumbling, water-logged stairs, Ameena sits with her two severely disabled sons.

A man stands beside a concrete building

From bullets to the breadline

When stepping out of his front door meant facing a storm of gunfire, Marwan knew he had to leave.

Hundreds of families stuck in the mud

In northern Lebanon, a cluster of home-made tents in a muddy field is home for about 100 Syrian refugee families.

A woman flips bread in her hands

When home means plastic sheets

“All the houses in our neighbourhood have been flattened now. Completely flattened.”

woman holds baby in hospital

Red Cross launches East Africa Crisis Appeal

09 Mar 2017

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal as millions of people across East Africa face critical food shortages.

A man sits alone looking at a book or photo album

Lonely Life Stages: New study reveals triggers for loneliness epidemic in the UK

08 Dec 2016

New in-depth study by the Co-op and the British Red Cross reveals epidemic levels of loneliness and social isolation in the UK

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