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Health and social care in the UK

News - ‘Volunteer hero turned my life around’

Red Cross staff member Steve Gotts has just won a prestigious Caring Hero award – after being nominated by a vulnerable young volunteer whose life he helped turned around.

Health and social care true stories

Find out how real people have benefited from the caring assistance of our health and social care volunteers.

Care in the home

Volunteers help people after a hospital stay and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions by giving support at home.

Medical equipment

Our volunteer-led medical equipment service provides short-term loans of equipment, including wheelchairs and commodes.

Transport service

Our transport service offers freedom and independence for people with mobility problems.

Therapeutic care

Our therapeutic care service helps people in personal crisis by promoting relaxation through gentle massage.

Skin camouflage

For people with scars or other disfiguring skin conditions, skin camouflage can improve confidence and independence.

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The British Red Cross Society, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).