British Red Cross


We’re able to provide services designed to help people most in need in the UK.

Some of our health services in England are rated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
On this page:

cost of living support
mobility support
refugee services
emergencies in the UK
international services
We also provide free mental health resources.
Mobility support
We provide specialist equipment to people in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to support people with their mobility needs.
  Borrow or Hire a wheelchair
Red Cross wheelchairs are available for anyone over the age of 5 years old. You can hire a wheelchair for short-term use or we may be able to assist in a loan.  

Get a Red Cross wheelchair
  Hire a toilet aid
We offer a wide range of toilet aids, including commodes, toilet frames and toilet seats.

Hire a toilet aid
Cost of living support
If you’re struggling with the rising cost of living, there’s help available. Find out about practical support to help you with your bills as well emotional support to get you through these difficult times.
  Get help with money problems
If you're worried about the rising cost of living or have other money concerns, find out where to get financial support.

Get money help
  British Red Cross support line
When a crisis happens, you can get help by calling our support line. We’ll provide information and connect you to support in your area.

Learn about our support line
  Get help with loneliness
Our guidance provides tips on how to tackle loneliness and information on where to get further help.

Advice for tackling loneliness
  Help at home after a hospital stay
We support people living independently at home and those who need help after a stay in hospital.

Get help at home
Refugee services
We provide emergency support for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants, including victims of trafficking.
  Help for refugees
Connect with our local refugee services for emergency support including help with food and essentials as well as adjusting to life in the UK.

Get refugee support
  Help for refugee families to reunite in the UK
If you are a refugee in the UK who is separated from your loved ones and wants to bring them here, we may be able to help.

Get help with family reunion
Emergencies in the UK
Whether you're affected by an emergency overseas or here at home, we provide guidance to help you know what to do before, during and after an emergency.
  What to do in an emergency
Learn what to do when a flood, storm or power cut happens. Stay safe during droughts, wildfires or heatwaves.

Learn how to stay safe
  Support during emergencies
If you're in the UK and affected by an emergency we're responding to, we have compiled some helpful resources for you.

Get practical and emotional support

Benefits advice and assessment
Financial advice and support
Welfare rights advice
Helping with money
Information and advice
Managing a long-term health condition
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
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