Support from the military charity sector

Members of the RAF community may be eligible for support from the military charity sector.

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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.

Telephone number: 0800 018 2361

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.

Helpline: 0300 102 1919

A UK charity that provides lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents.

Anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families, both regulars and reserves, is eligible for their help.

Forcesline: 0800 731 4880

A British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependents.

Telephone number: 0808 802 8080

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.

Telephone number: 0808 802 1212

Royal Star & Garter provides award-winning care for veterans and their partners who live with disability or dementia, in state-of-the-art Homes.

The Charity was founded in 1916 to care for the severely injured young men returning from the battlegrounds of the First World War.

Today, they provide specialist nursing, dementia, and therapeutic care, together with a varied and engaging programme of activities, which enable residents to remain independent and enjoy life.

Telephone number: 020 8481 7676