Many of you may think of natural disasters, First Aid or emergency response when you see this symbol. But did you know that in Mid-Sussex the British Red Cross offers a range of services for the local community?
Our Home from Hospital service provides support for people recently discharged from hospital. This could be following day surgery, a visit to Accident and Emergency or a longer stay on a ward. This service is free and we offer practical help with activities like shopping, light housework, companionship and collecting prescriptions for between 2-4 hours a week for 4 weeks.
Sometimes getting to and from medical appointments can be tricky because public transport is not easily accessible. Our Transport and Escort service provides a car and driver to pick you up from your home, take you to your appointment and return you. A reasonable charge is made for this service and booking in advance is essential.
Our Equipment Loan service lends out items such as commodes, wheelchairs, backrests and bed cradles. If you are unable to come into our centres in Haywards Heath or Burgess Hill, a delivery service is available for a small fee.
All of these services are delivered by a dedicated team of trained volunteers and we are always actively seeking more recruits to join our team. If you are able to offer an hour or two in order to support people in the Bolney area through any of these services, we would be delighted to hear from you.
For referrals to any of these services call 0800 0280 831
For volunteering enquiries call 01444 248 226