Benevolence in the Branch is provided through the Almoner Service

The Almoner of the UK Branch is a member of the Branch Executive Committee who has the responsibility to:

  • maintain regular contact with members and widow(er)s
  • Be aware of and arrange assistance for any branch member, or their spouse, widow and family and maintain regular contact
  • react promptly to information received concerning the welfare of members
  • liaise with the Trustees of the BSAP Trust about cases and, where appropriate, submit applications for financial grants;
  • attend or arrange for an Association representative at funerals – this includes the provision of the Force Cap & Flag if requested.

Financial hardship is initially dealt with via the State benefit system before referring applications to the Trustees. The UK Branch currently has over 30 Almoner Assistants to ensure that all areas are catered for and available to assist our members. All information concerning the health, welfare or financial situation of members is always treated as confidential. For Almoner support or assistance in your area please use the Almoner Enquiry Form

The UK Association Almoner, Tony Granger, has assembled a formidable package of benefits where special rates have been negotiated exclusively for subscribed members of the UK Branch. These include :

  • A detailed ‘Bereavement Guide’
  • Travel insurance
  • Will-Writing Service
  • Legal support to establish a Lasting Power of Attorney
  • all things of increasing importance in advancing years

To request more details for the above services please do so using the Almoner Enquiry Form