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What we do

First aid

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Could you save someone’s life? Find out about our first aid courses, tips and products.

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Health and social care

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We tackle major health issues and offer social care and support to vulnerable people, in the UK and overseas.

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Preparing for disasters

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Learn how to prepare your family for disasters, and see how we prepare communities overseas.

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Emergency response

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We respond to hundreds of disasters in the UK and overseas. And we stay long after the crisis is over.

How we help in emergencies  >

Finding missing family

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When families are separated by war or disaster, we work through a global network to put them back in touch.

Read about our tracing work  >

Refugee services

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We provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

How we help refugees  >

The Red Cross plays an important role in times of war. Find out more about the Geneva Conventions and the protective power of our emblem.

Lesson plans, assemblies, quick activities and briefings for teachers. Suitable across the curriculum, particularly in citizenship and PSHE.


Latest news

We helped a group of bikers who needed some first aid training specially tailored to their fast-paced hobby.

Hundreds of vulnerable residents are getting around more easily, thanks to our new dial-a-ride service.

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People we’ve helped

Bob May (92) was hospitalised with a fractured arm, then returned to find a flooded home – so we helped him.

Inadequate rainfall caused Sorhow’s last harvest to fail.

Further information

Helpful Links

Further Information

British Red Cross, UK Office, 44 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AL Phone: 0844 871 11 11. Fax: 020 7562 2000.
The British Red Cross Society, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738)