Royal Air Forces Association: The charity that supports the RAF family

Royal Air Force Association

When one of the RAF family needs a friend, they turn to us. That's because we can be there on the doorstep, in person, to help sort out the problem and share the load. When times are tough, nothing beats friendly, face-to-face support from someone who really cares.

Supporting the RAF family and keeping them connected through:

  • Financial Assistance, supporting you to manage your personal finances or support with debt management, signposting you to a benefits specialist through our nationally accredited volunteer Welfare Caseworkers.
  • RAF Association Branches across the UK and overseas.
  • Befriending Service, we have befriending volunteers across the country that reach out to those who ask for help, to offer friendship and support.
  • Wings Cafes, to stay in touch with old friends and meeting new people who've shared similar life experiences.
  • Volunteering opportunities, all of our welfare volunteers are nationally accredited, as well as befriending and caseworker we have a range of other opportunities that can be found here.
  • War Pensions and the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, expert advice and professional assistance.
  • Transition to civilian life through our partner organisations.
  • Air Mail, our quarterly newsletter, keeps serving and veteran personnel in touch with one another and with what's happening around the country. We also produce Talking Air Mail for those with a visual impairment.
  • Sheltered Housing Schemes, supporting independent living, in Sussex, Leicestershire and Moffatt.
  • Wings Break Hotels, offering respite and a home-from-home holiday surrounded by likeminded people in Weston-Super-Mare, Northumberland and Lytham St Annes.
  • Storybook for Grandparents. Grandparents can record a story for their grandchildren, then our team of volunteers will add some special sound effects to make a special keepsake.


More information

Call: Helpline: 0800 018 2361 (9am to 5pm, Monday - Friday)
Email: welfare@rafa.org.uk
Website: Royal Air Force Association


Central Headquarters Address:
RAF Association
Atlas House
Wembley Road
Leicester
LE3 1UT

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