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Women leaving shopping centre

Community support services for people with disabilities

Our community support services help adults with physical disabilities live in their own homes and play an active part in their local communities.

Carol Looby with service user Angela Softly

Budget 2017: still not enough funding for social care, but government Green Paper is coming

22 Nov 2017

British Red Cross is disappointed that today’s budget has not addressed the funding shortfall for adult social care in England.

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.

Emergency response volunteers unloading equipment from vehicle

Feedback about our Event First Aid services

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

Woman in a wheelchair laughing with her grandaughter

Mobility aids

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

Volunteer with a client from the Homecare Carers Respite Service

Information for commissioners and referrers

If you are a healthcare commissioner or referrer, find out what working in partnership with us can help you achieve.

Two women, one in Red Cross uniform, sit on a sofa and smile at the camera

Lorna's story: coping after my leg was amputated

After having her left leg amputated, Lorna Williams was desperate to leave hospital and return home – but didn’t realise how difficult it would be coping alone.

Ellis Sheldon talks over tea with Red Cross worker Sue Whalley

Support at home

Need help after a stay in hospital? Our volunteers can provide extra support and care at home, preventing unnecessary stays or readmissions.

British Red Cross urges Government to release funds to tackle delayed discharge from hospital

06 Jun 2016

The British Red Cross is calling on the Government to release funds to help vunerable people in their transition from hospital.

Merthyr pensioner is making new memories thanks to Red Cross support

21 Jun 2016

With funding from Land Rover UK, the British Red Cross helps 86 year old Tydfil Wood get the support she needs at home

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