Could you spare a few hours to help tailor dementia-carer support?


The Royal Air Forces Association (RAF Association) is looking for volunteers to help test an initiative that will assist serving personnel in caring for relatives with dementia.

In a recent survey, 15 per cent of RAF respondents revealed that they are unpaid carers for a relative with dementia. Service priorities can also mean that personnel, and their partners, need to provide care from a distance.

Keen to address these issues, the RAF Association has been working with the Innovation Team at Alzheimer’s Society to devise practical solutions.

They are now looking for volunteers who can attend a taster session to test these solutions. The sessions will last no longer than a couple of hours, and volunteers will also be given the opportunity to provide feedback.

The team is keen to hear from serving RAF personnel, and partners, who currently provide unpaid care.

They would also like to involve those people from the RAF community, and the Health and Social Care sectors, who provide support to the unpaid carers.

Sessions for volunteers to help with the research will be held at:
•RAF Benson, Oxfordshire, on 1st October
•RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire, on 15th October
•RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, on 29th October

You may still be able to get involved even if you can’t attend any of the above sessions.

Anyone interested in attending a session, or taking part, should email welfare@rafa.org.uk