In a note out to to subscribers of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s newsletter, the organisation shares the measures it needs to take and how it will continue to look after the health of those within the RAF Family:..
We understand that this is a difficult time for many and we want to reassure members of the RAF Family we support that we are working hard to continue to meet their needs during this outbreak of COVID-19.
Around three quarters of the RAF Family are aged over 65, many live at a distance from friends and family and are experiencing complex health and welfare challenges, often compounded by their age. Self-isolation is not making the situation any easier and is certainly increasing social isolation and loneliness.
The average age and health profile of the RAF Family means that many will fall into the vulnerable and high-risk category during this uncertain time. We have therefore implemented a series of additional measures to continue to look after the health of those we support as well as our staff, suppliers and partner organisations.
Rest assured all enquiries into the Fund via phone, email or online will be answered and dealt with as quickly as possible.