Support for RAF veterans, serving members and their families

There are many ways the RAF Benevolent Fund can support you and your family
We always aim to provide a tailor-made approach to each individual situation ensuring you get the best support when you need it.

If you are looking for financial support, we can help you cover one-off costs to providing you with benefits advice. From therapy sessions and workshops to breaks for serving families and Airplay, our flagship youth support programme, we are here for the whole family.

We can also offer emotional wellbeing support for you and your family which includes access to Headspace and our listening and counselling service. Through our weekly Telephone friendship groups, we can help you connect with like-minded people.

If you require help with care costs or are wanting to live independently in your own home, we can help with practical solutions like equipment, adaptations and breaks away as well as advocacy if you have a care related issue.

Request our help

If you or someone else is in need of support, please fill in this form. We will usually respond to your enquiry within 5 working days, if it needs to be dealt with urgently, please give us a call on 0300 102 1919. Please note this is not an application form, our direct application form can be found here.

If you require advice and support during this time please contact Veterans’ Gateway on 0808 802 1212 who are available 24/7. If you find yourself struggling or think it would be helpful to have someone to talk to, we have a 24 hour wellbeing support line where you can speak to a trained counsellor. You can call, for free, at any time on 08081 751365.

If you require urgent medical support contact NHS direct on 111. If you are in crisis or have a life threatening emergency call 999.

Benefits advice and assessment
Bereavement support
Activities for children and young people
Financial advice and support
Mental health support
Welfare rights advice
Family support groups and organisations
Connecting with others
Housing advice
Helping with money
Mental health
Services for older people
Support with housing
Youth support
Service access criteria:

RAF veterans, serving members and their families

Additional needs catered for:
money, financial support, help with money, grant, grants, funeral costs, bereavement costs, education costs, housing repairs, housing, equipment, benefits, welfare advice, mental health, therapy, breaks, counselling, loneliness, isolation, friendship, independent living, living independently, care costs, advcoacy
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