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British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes.

Disclaimer - South Tyneside Council does not run this service

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The British Red Cross can help with:

  • Hiring a wheelchair
  • Getting support at home
  • Getting help as a refugee or asylum seeker
  • Getting help for young refugees or asylum seekers
  • Getting help with loneliness
  • Hiring a commode
  • Money problems
  • Finding missing family
  • Preparing for emergencies
  • UK victims of terrorism abroad

Further information about the British Red Cross can be found via their website British Red Cross or by calling 0344 8711111 or  by email

Help for asylum seekers and refugees

The British Red Cross can help asylum seekers and refugees with:

  • Destitution support
  • Asylum support (NASS) and issues around accommodation
  • Registering with a doctor or dentist
  • Completing forms and applications eg HC1 medical form
  • Moving on from NASS support and on to mainstream benefits
  • Level 1 asylum cases such as applying to the Home Office for travel documents
  • Travel assistance to reunite families

Asylum seekers and refugees can get further information and advice by contacting Layla Egal at the British Red Cross by phone on 0191 5108753, by email at or in writing to Suite 8-9 Eagle Building, 201 High Street East, Sunderland, SR1 2AX.



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