Connections for Life is our newly launched service which brings together several RAF Association initiatives to support members of the RAF family in their most vulnerable moments.

Connections for Life, launched at the start of December, encompasses our long-standing befriending scheme along with Project Outreach and Project Helpline – both set up as emergency telephone support services in response to COVID-19.

All three initiatives have now become core Association services, and, under the Connections for Life banner, offer friendship and support to members of the RAF community who are feeling lonely or isolated.
Our connections volunteers provide regular telephone chats, and can signpost people to other welfare services.

Once the Government’s COVID-19 guidelines allow, volunteers will also be able to provide in-person support to people seeking to re-connect with their local communities.

Rory O’Connor, the Association’s Director of Welfare and Policy, said:

“We’ve always looked out for our own, and that will never change. That’s why we’re determined to do all we can to make sure no-one feels lonely, isolated or left behind.”