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Support for Carers

The RAF Benevolent Fund has been working with Carers UK on the development of an online resource for carers, which is now live.

The Fund has seen a consistent increase in the support needed for care related issues both financially and advocacy related, and with an estimated 6,000 people becoming a carer every day, they wanted to do more.

Carers UK are one of the first places carers and other charities will look to for advice; they have a large reach and are the UK's only national membership charity for carers so a collaborative approach alongside them seemed the perfect opportunity. 

The Carers UK Digital Resource for Carers platform hosts a range of digital products and online resources that support carers. These include e-Learning courses, essential reading guides as well as Upfront Guide to Caring, a simple online tool for carers who are new to the maze of benefits and entitlements. The tool asks a series of questions around a carer’s situation from relationship, type of needs, medical conditions and questions about Social Services. It takes approximately 3 minutes to complete and produces a plan with relevant information and links dependent upon their answers.

The bespoke version of the Digital Resource not only contains all of the above but directly links back into areas where the RAF Benevolent Fund can assist, both within the online platform itself and in responses to the Upfront Guide to Caring.

Please click on the image below for more details and to find out how RAF personnel or RAF Veterans can get access:




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