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Other organisations that can help

In addition to the support provided by the RAF Benevolent Fund, there is a wealth of advice and support available to the RAF Family.

The information given below is not an exhaustive list but a good starting point, and you can click on the links to obtain further information.

Other Service charities

Alexander Duckham Memorial Schools Trust – Provides financial assistance in the education of children of members, and former members, of the RAF.

BLESMA – Provides grants to ease the effects of disability for those who have lost limbs, the use of limbs, or eyesight during Service.

Blind Veterans UK – Support offered for blind and visually impaired ex-Servicemen and women with the provision of financial aid, nursing and residential care.

Combat Stress – Charity that helps ex-Service personnel suffering from psychological injuries and mental health problems.

Help for Heroes – Help for Heroes offers support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving in HM Armed Forces.

The Officers Association / OA Scotland – Provides financial assistance to former officers and their dependents with a range of welfare needs.

The Royal British Legion / Poppy Scotland – The Royal British Legion and Poppy Scotland provide help and welfare to the serving and ex-Service community and their families.

Veterans Aid – Provides assistance to veterans in crisis with a range of issues, including housing, addiction, and access to training and education.

Veterans Assist Scotland – An online advice portal for veterans services in Scotland.

Veterans UK – This is the official government agency for veterans. It provides advice on issues including pensions, compensation, medals, service records and welfare related issues.

Further advice and advocacy support

Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) – ASAP provides dedicated information, advice and support to members of the Armed Forces Community in Scotland.

Citizens Advice  – Your local  Citizens Advice Bureau can provide advice and advocacy on a wide range of issues including but not limited to debt, employment law, housing and disability rights.

Shelter – Provides practical advice and support on homelessness and housing related issues.

StepChange – Provides free expert advice on dealing with debt as well as advice and practical tips to help you avoid debt, save money and budget.





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