Photograph courtesy of Rawles, Simon (BRC)
Local Advice Our team of staff and volunteers have excellent knowledge of local services and organisations and can help you access financial advice, nutrition, wellbeing, legal advice, benefit entitlement and other types of support. They can also assist by connecting you to other organisations that can help you live safely and independently in your own home for longer, including home adaptations, fire safety checks, trips and falls pendent alarms and home safety equipment.
Mobility Aids We can provide short-term loans of wheelchairs and other mobility aids to people experiencing difficulty with mobility. The wheelchairs can also be used by the staff and volunteers to help you attend hospital appointments or events.
opening letters and paying household bills, signposting to other organisations and escorting to local clubs or medical appointments.
Emotional Support British Red Cross staff and volunteers will visit you at home to offer company and friendly chats. They can provide you with information on social groups in your local area and help you to build new friendships.
If you are interested in finding out more about how we can support you or a family member or friend, please contact us on 0113 392 5799.
Volunteer with us We are always looking for new and enthusiastic volunteers to join our team. If youâ€™re caring, compassionate and up for a natter, this could be the perfect role for you. Just a few hours a week of your time can change someoneâ€™s life. Visit www.redcross.org.uk/Get-involved/ Volunteer/Independent-living for more information or give us a call on 0113 392 5799.