The RAF Benevolent Fund has partnered with Cruse to provide a new bereavement service for those coping with a death. The confidential service provides RAF veterans, those who are serving, and family members, with free telephone, face-to-face and email support.
Many of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s beneficiaries have placed bereavement as one of the top ten difficulties they have experienced, while for beneficiaries over the age of 65, bereavement was reported within the top five difficulties.
Alison Wyman, Head of Welfare Programmes & Development at RAF Benevolent Fund said: “Our aim is to support the RAF family with whatever their needs may be, and we know from past research that bereavement is an important struggle for many of our beneficiaries. While grieving is a natural process, it can feel overwhelming, and so this seemed like a natural programme to offer, and we’re excited to be working with an organisation like Cruse to make it happen.”
Those who have experienced a bereavement and need to speak to somebody should contact 0300 222 5703 (calls charged at local call rate). The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm (excluding bank holidays). See the poster below for more details.