RAFA Welfare Facilities
RAFA Rutland forms part of the UK-wide network of branches that support the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) welfare initiatives. RAFA’s overall object is to promote, through the comradeship engendered by its members, the welfare by charitable means of all serving and former members of Her Majesty’s Air Forces, their spouses and dependants, together with the widows and widowers and dependants of those who died whilst serving or subsequently.
The RAF Association and the RAF Benevolent Fund jointly own and run care homes around the country. These aim to pride home-from-home care.
Wexford House (Eagle Lodge) is based in Melton Mowbray and offers a caring, family-like environment for older people. The warden helps residents to live independent lives but provides meals and social support.
Sussexdown is a residential home set in seven acres of grounds near Storrington, West Sussex. The residents benefit from high standards of accommodation and support. Sussex down is now owned by Care South but residents are still ex RAF.
RAFA has three homes available for short welfare breaks:
- Richard Peck House, Lytham St Annes – Find out more
- Rothbury House, Northumberland – Find out more
- Flowerdown House – Find out more
Hemsby and Selsey Chalets RAFA has six holiday chalets in Hemsby near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk and a two bedroomed mobile holiday home situated on the South Coast, near Chichester at Selsey, West Sussex. Contact RAFA to find out more.
General Welfare Assistance from RAFA Rutland
The RAFA Rutland Branch has an Honorary Welfare Officer who is able to help local serving and former RAF personnel and their families. Please use our contact form to speak to the Welfare Officer and she will contact you to see where RAFA can help you.