The Association has a clear objective: to help sustain a resilient and empowered RAF community, including serving personnel, RAF veterans and their families.

We work to reduce loneliness and isolation by helping all generations to remain active, thriving and valued members of their local communities.

We relieve key elements of everyday life which can cause our beneficiaries pressure, by increasing resilience and wellbeing, while enabling strong relationships with family and friends.

We help vulnerable individuals in the RAF community to keep their freedom, dignity and independence, by empowering them and providing them with the tools they need.

Through our sector-leading services, we offer friendship to the isolated and lonely, sheltered housing for those who want to remain proudly independent, and childcare to serving personnel on RAF stations.

We also offer specialist online training programs – Finding It Tough? and Navigating Dementia – plus advice and assistance regarding war pensions or Armed Force Compensation Scheme payments.

Our branches help bring the RAF community together, and our caseworkers identify and support those going through particularly tough times.

With thousands of members across the UK and further afield, plus hundreds of dedicated employees and volunteers, we have the network and experience needed for a personal, one-to-one approach.

We work closely with partner organisations, including other military charities, and have a strong bond with our donors and other supporters, giving us the confidence to deliver for our beneficiaries when they need us.

We work together, to make sure no one is ever left behind.