- What we do
What we do
The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities.
And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.
In the UK
Our work in the UK focuses on four areas:
- emergency response – we help individuals and communities respond to and recover from emergencies, such as floods, fires and evacuations
- first aid training – we promote life-saving and other humanitarian skills so individuals can be ready to help their own communities
- health and social care – we help people during difficult periods of their life, such as an illness, breakdown in support arrangements or bereavement
- refugees and other vulnerable migrants – we help new arrivals to the UK and work to reunite families separated by conflicts and disasters.