In 2015/2016 RSABI provided assistance to over 900 individuals across Scotland. Financial assistance provided totalled just over £600,000.
RSABI offer financial support to those who meet our occupational and financial criteria. Financial support can include, but is not restricted to the following;
Regular ongoing financial support normally only available to people who are no longer able to work due to ill health, accident or retirment who meet our occupational and financial criteria or their dependents.
One-off grants for specific, essential items including mobility aids.
Financial help with general household items and expenses.
Help for Heating for those that are in fuel poverty.
One-off grants towards the cost of skill training and/or accreditation.
Essential travel expenses
Individuals in special circumstances where a significant improvement in their quality of life, or that of their carers, can be achieved.
All applications will be considered.
RSABI strives to find the best solution to whatever problems are being faced. If we can’t directly provide the support needed, we generally know someone who can.
Benefits – what you are entitled to, how to apply and help with completing complicated forms. RSABI makes sure that people that we help receive all benefits that they are entitled to and that all statutory sources of funding have been tried.
Energy - RSABI will discuss your energy costs and make referrals to The Energy Savings Trust if appropriate.
Budgeting - RSABI will help by looking at financial circumstances, maximising income and making suggestions on how to manage your money better.
Information on help available from other charities.
Home visits by an experienced Case Officer as part of the initial assessment process and to provide ongoing support to our beneficiaries.
Support through key life events such as bereavement, serious illness, redundancy and retirement.