There have been two recent cases of Branches providing financial assistance to welfare cases. The Regimental Welfare Team at RHQ is ready to help, at short notice anyone, who requires assistance. Money cannot be claimed retrospectively.
The system is very clear and available to assist any member of the Parachute Regiment or Airborne Forces in need. The process is designed to ensure transparency and provide an audit trail (unlike others) for any assistance given, which is a lawful requirement.
The first part of the process must be initiated by a SSAFA or RBL caseworker. They will complete Form ‘A’ which is then submitted to the Regimental Welfare Team. They will then allocate funds from the Regimental Charities as required. The following numbers are very useful and should be used if you do not know your local SSAFA or RBL office number:
SSAFA Helpline: 0800 731 4880
RBL Helpline: 0808 802 8080
Any Branch that requires assistance from the Regimental Welfare Team can call them on: 01206 817102 (Laura) or 01206 817103 (Sue). See the website for further details.