New community scheme to help isolated RAF veterans
Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire have been selected as pilot locations for a new project aimed at supporting RAF veterans who face loneliness and isolation.
The RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity, is launching a Community Engagement Worker scheme to help older RAF veterans get involved in their local communities. The scheme comes in response to research carried out by the Fund which highlighted these challenges as issues which most concern the older generation of RAF veterans.
For more information please contact:
Rebekah Sharrock, PR Officer, RAF Benevolent Fund
E: firstname.lastname@example.org | T: 020 7307 3305 | M: 07595 657979.
The RAF Benevolent Fund offers a wide range of support for serving and former serving personnel and their families, from financial grants for one-off and day-to-day costs, respite breaks and emotional support. Last year it spent £21M on welfare support for the RAF Family, including:
o £1M on mobility aids
o £439K on care home top-up fees
o £457K on disability equipment
o £2.6M providing respite and care services and wellbeing breaks
o £500K supporting veterans living outside the United Kingdom
To refer someone to the RAF Benevolent Fund, go to the website or call 0300 102 1919.