How We Help
R.A.B.I. provides care and support for farmers, farm workers, farm managers and their dependents. Many of those we support are retired people who are struggling to get by on low incomes. We also help people of any age in times of crisis and those who are disabled ranging from young children to people over 100 years old.
This is achieved in three ways:
Welfare and Wellbeing
R.A.B.I.'s professionally qualified welfare team are fully trained in all the complexities of the state benefits system.
Working sensitively and in complete confidence, our welfare officers help people to help themselves, by claiming pension credits and other state entitlements.
R.A.B.I. is working with IAgSA (Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators) to ensure people are receiving all the benefits they are entitled to. For more information about the project click HERE.
Grants and Awards are made every six weeks by R.A.B.I.'s dedicated grants committee, although urgent cases can be 'fast-tracked'.
R.A.B.I. beneficiaries can receive:
- Quarterly and seasonal grants
- TV licence fees (under 75's) and telephone rental costs
- Hampers or flowers for Christmas and birthdays
Money is given to provide for particular needs:
- Replacement televisions, washing machines, fridges and other white goods
- Beds and other essential household items
- Electrically powered mobility vehicles and other disability aids
These are just a few examples - the list is not exhaustive.
The Gateway Project
R.A.B.I.'s Gateway Project aims to help working farming families take control of their financial futures by funding training to develop your skills.
For more information click HERE.
If you are not sure if you qualify for our help, just call our confidential helpline on 0300 303 7373 and we can tell you. If you prefer, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the Head of Welfare, R.A.B.I., Shaw House, 27 West Way, Oxford, OX2 0QH. We also accept third party referrals so if you know of someone in need of assistance, please contact us.
Our services are completely free and strictly confidential so please do get in touch if you need our help.
What We Do - Just Ask!
For more information about the Welfare Department and their work download the Welfare flyer by clicking on the image below.
The feelings of those we have helped are best expressed in their own words:
"Thank you so much for the huge amount of money that has just magically fallen into my bank account... I couldn't believe my eyes. You cannot believe what a difference your kind helps makes and I will always be eternally grateful."
"I feel I must write to RABI to say thank you for the increase in grants. I cannot thank you enough for these grants and the extras we get, that means so much to us, that our financial worries are lessened because of RABI."
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