Welfare - How We Can Help You
A Message from the Welfare Committee
The Welfare Committee is charged with considering applications for financial assistance from Association members and their families. Cases are based on their own merit and emanate from a variety of causes such as, debilitating medical condition, incapacitation through injury, financial hardship, etc; the list is endless.
The Committee meets at irregular intervals as the number of applications dictate; occasionally, we consider cases out of committee if the circumstances call for it e.g. if there is an urgent need for assistance where delay would cause the applicant unnecessary distress, worry or even harm.
In general, applications come into the Association following a visit to the applicant by either
SSAFA or the Royal British Legion, both of whom provide the Committee with a comprehensive report along with supporting documentation such as, medical reports, occupational therapist reports etc, where available and relevant.
Over the last few years, the Association has helped applicants obtain mobility scooters, white goods, furniture, computers to help with a child’s education, home repairs/adaptation, travel costs to help family members visit hospitalised loved ones etc, to name but a few. We have also provided some with food vouchers in addition to their main requirement where there is a clear need and we can help with the cost of a family holiday.
The provision of benevolence is one of the main tenets of the Association and one that the Trustees take seriously so please remember, the Association is here for you. The only qualification for you and your family is that you must have worn the RAPC cap badge whilst serving.
Finally, do not hold back from applying in the mistaken belief there is someone more deserving. No individual of genuine need is ever turned away.
(It is the intention of the Council to keep members informed of the work done by
The Trustees and volunteers who serve on the different committees. If you attend a Branch Function or a centrally organised event, you can usually find a Trustee to speak to if you would like to raise anything regarding the management of the Association. Needless to say, if you believe you might be a suitable candidate for a Trustee please do send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can also find a comprehensive list of welfare contacts here:
Veterans Agency "Useful Links for the Service Community"