The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
The Red Cross enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, They help them to recover and move on with their lives.

  Emergency response  
  The British Red Cross responds immediately to major emergencies both at home and overseas. From fires and floods in the UK to earthquakes and conflict around the world, they help people to cope in crisis situations.  
  Preparing for disasters  
  The British Red Cross helps people at home and abroad prepare for disasters and emergencies in their own communities.  
  First aid  
  The British Red Cross educates people in life-saving skills, enabling them to respond to emergencies in their communities.  
  Fire victim support service  
  The British Red Cross helps people cope in the aftermath of a fire, providing practical help, advice and comfort.  
  Refugee services  
  The British Red Cross helps vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees access essential services and adjust to life in a new country.  
  Tracing and message services  
  When families are separated by war or disaster, the British Red Cross works through a global network to put them back in touch.  
  Medical equipment  
  British Red Cross volunteers provide short-term loans of medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, for people with a disability or illness.  
  Care in the home  
  The British Red Cross provides short-term care and support in the home for people after an accident or illness, giving them the confidence to continue their daily lives.  
  Transport service  
  The British Red Cross provides door-to-door transport for people who cannot get about easily, restoring their freedom and independence.  
  Skin camouflage  
  The British Red Cross teaches people with disfiguring skin conditions and scars how to use prescribable cover creams, helping them regain confidence and independence.  
  Therapeutic massage  
  The British Red Cross offers gentle therapeutic massage for people at times of personal crisis to reduce stress and promote a sense of well-being.  
  Work with young people  
  The British Red Cross runs projects across the UK that work with disaffected young people, at-risk school students, young refugees and young people with disabilities. The charity also encourages voluntary service among young people and helps place them overseas in voluntary programmes.  
  Humanitarian education  
  The British Red Cross encourages young people to become more active in their communities by teaching them about humanitarian values and citizenship.  
  Health and care programmes  
  The British Red Cross supports practical healthcare and educational programmes around the world, helping communities prevent and treat disease.  

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