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Royal Air Forces Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC037936

The object for which the Association is established is to promote, through the comradeship engendered by its members, the welfare by charitable means of all serving and former members of Our Air Forces, their spouses and dependants, together with the widows and widowers and dependants of those who died whilst serving or subsequently.


Current opportunities

The Royal Air Forces Association are looking for a voluntary Caseworker who will visit potential beneficiaries, listen to their concerns and assess their needs. The Caseworker will identify areas of support and make referrals to partner agencies, record visits and maintain good records, and undertake follow up visits as and when required. A Caseworker is someone who carries out welfare work for the Royal Air Forces Association. Welfare work is about listening to an individual and assessing their needs to find out how the Association can provide help and support to them. Support can include anything from helping put a beneficiary with a disability in touch with social services, so they can apply for funding for a wet room, to something as simple as filling in a form to get a new fridge for a beneficiary who cannot afford to replace their broken one. It could also be informing beneficiaries of the holiday breaks the Association offers in one of its three Wings Break hotels. Caseworkers may also need to gather complex information on beneficiaries to help with applications for care home fees or similar and this can involve providing a clear and precise information on finances and correspondences. Caseworkers will visit their beneficiary 1 - 2 hours per visit and provide potentially 3 visits per beneficiary.

The Royal Air Forces Association are looking for a voluntary Caseworker who will visit potential beneficiaries, listen to their concerns and assess their needs. The Caseworker will identify areas of support and make referrals to partner agencies, record visits and maintain good records, and undertake follow up visits as and when required. A Caseworker is someone who carries out welfare work for the Royal Air Forces Association. Welfare work is about listening to an individual and assessing their needs to find out how the Association can provide help and support to them. Support can include anything from helping put a beneficiary with a disability in touch with social services, so they can apply for funding for a wet room, to something as simple as filling in a form to get a new fridge for a beneficiary who cannot afford to replace their broken one. It could also be informing beneficiaries of the holiday breaks the Association offers in one of its three Wings Break hotels. Caseworkers may also need to gather complex information on beneficiaries to help with applications for care home fees or similar and this can involve providing a clear and precise information on finances and correspondences. Caseworkers will visit their beneficiary 1 - 2 hours per visit and provide potentially 3 visits per beneficiary.

The Royal Air Forces Association are looking for a volunteer befriender to regularly meet with a beneficiary, either in their home or at a mutually agreed location. The volunteer would listen to and engage with the beneficiary - promoting positive outlooks and raised self-esteem, research local community groups and activities to find relevant interests for the beneficiary and identify any additional areas of support and make referrals to the Area Welfare Manager if required. The potential volunteer would be required to keep a note of visits undertaken with recommendations and actions.