Helping the elderly & those unable to work
R.A.B.I’s Helpline remains open and staff will continue to provide support to people from the farming sector in need, despite the challenges posed by Coronavirus.
It’s clear from speaking to callers that most people would prefer to access support over the phone for now. In exceptional circumstances visits can still take place if needed.
Long-term support can be provided through regular financial allowances, which are generally paid every quarter.
To qualify for regular payments, you should usually be aged at least 65 and have worked in farming for 10 years.
As well as providing regular grants and help with things like fuel costs, we can also help with the cost of replacing essential household items and pay for specialist equipment such as stairlifts and mobility scooters.
We can also:
- Pay for TV licences, lifeline alarms and telephone rental costs
- Provide food vouchers and hampers
- Finance adaptations in the home
- Pay for hospital travel costs
Our welfare officers will visit at least once a year to make sure that you are getting the right level of support.
And they are only a phone call away if there's ever anything you need to discuss. Our confidential freephone helpline number is 0808 281 9490