There are plenty of support agencies available for Service personnel and families. Learn more below:
The Chaplaincy team are on hand to provide support for the Service community. A small team of Padres support Station personnel and their families, provide spiritual guidance and hold events, training and group meetings in St Aidan’s. For information about service times and events contact the Chaplains’ Clerk:
Phone: 01343 817193
SOLDIERS’, SAILORS’ AND AIRMEN’S FAMILIES ASSOCIATION (SSAFA) RAF LOSSIEMOUTH
SSAFA Personal Support & Social Work Service RAF is contracted by the MOD to provide welfare support to all serving personnel (regular and reserves) and their families. Teams of specialist Personal & Family Support Workers and Social Workers are located on stations in the RAF community throughout the UK.
Their service is confidential and independent from the Chain of Command. It is the aim of their service to support you to enhance personal welfare, maintain family stability and empower you to access the support networks you are entitled to.
Their service can support you with a range of issues including addiction & dependency, child support, financial, housing, mental health, personal support, physical health and relationships.
Anyone can refer themselves to SSAFA. You can contact their service calling 03000 111 723/01343 817076 or by visiting St Aidan’s Community Support Centre.
Lossiemouth’s Team are shown below:
|Social Worker Team Leader||Jayne Whitcher||Jayne.Whitcher@ssafa.org.uk|
|Personal and Families Support Worker||Chris Sherwin||Chris.Sherwin@ssafa.org.uk|
|Personal and Families Support Worker||Abigail Spencer||Abigail.Spencer@ssafa.org.uk|
|Admin Support||Debra Clarke||Debra.Clarke@ssafa.org.uk|
Personal Support Team
The Personal Support Team provide a range of support to Service personnel and their families such as periods of Long Term Sick, emergencies, compassionate, and victims of crime. The list is endless and the Team have and will continue to support Service personnel and their families through a range of different scenarios that might be experienced.
The Team can be found in St Aidan’s Community Support Centre.
For casualty and compassionate cases contact the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) 24/7 telephone helpline 01452 519951.
Other support agencies
Personnel and families may wish to seek support from the following agencies:
RAF Families Federation
The RAF Families Federation provides an independent voice for all personnel (single, married or in a partnership) and families. Their website provides useful resources for service personnel and their families moving to or already living in Scotland. Click here for more information.
RAF Benevolent Fund
The RAF Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity with a proud tradition of looking after its own. There are there for all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children. Click here for more information.
For over 90 years, the RAF Association have championed a simple belief – that no member of the RAF community should ever be left without the help that they need. Click here for more information.