Welfare is at the absolute heart of the Royal Air Forces Association.
Our reason for existing is as a member-led welfare charity. By association, everyone in the organisation from fundraisers to members to welfare officers or case workers are a part of the welfare chain.
We work in partnership with other organisations to make sure we can provide the correct support where it’s needed. We carefully and sensitively deliver all the support we offer to members of the RAF community to suit the needs of everyone we help.
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity, providing financial, practical and emotional support to serving and former members of the RAF – regardless of rank – as well as their partners and dependents.
The RAF Benevolent Fund has been working with Carers UK on the development of an online resource for carers, which is now live.
The Fund has seen a consistent increase in the support needed for care related issues, and with an estimated 6,000 people becoming a carer every day, they wanted to do more to help.
The first point of contact for veterans seeking support.
The Gateway puts veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.
We believe every generation owes a debt of gratitude to the RAF and their families. They continue to protect the peace and safety we all enjoy every day. It’s our job to make sure everyone who has served in the RAF, and their loved ones, gets help and support when they need it most.