For the 2,400+ veterans and their families who live in the Campbelltown LGA, RSL LifeCare Veteran Services provides free and practical wellbeing and support services. In the face of increased demand and a need to raise awareness of the services available to veterans in our local community, RSL LifeCare recently applied for a ClubGRANT from Ingleburn RSL Club. The $8,000 grant they received will go towards helping veterans at their most vulnerable.
Supporting our veterans
RSL LifeCare Veteran Services is geared towards supporting veterans and their families with the challenges that come from adjusting to civilian life. RSL LifeCare is there for veterans when they need help the most. From financial assistance to help with paying bills when times are tough to navigating the claims process with the Department of Veterans Affairs, help is available.
Julie Henderson, RSL LifeCare Corporate Sponsorship Manager, explains that they support both current and ex-serving members of the Defence Force as well as partners and children of veterans.
“If a veteran or their partner is looking for work, we can provide them with support for things like their CV and interview techniques,” she says. “We also offer a program called ‘Homes for Heroes’ to help veterans who are experiencing homelessness. In the last financial year, we provided more than 5,000 nights of accommodation under this program.”
This broad support that RSL LifeCare Veteran Services offers isn’t possible without funding. At Ingleburn RSL Club, we’re proud that we can contribute to the RSL LifeCare programs through ClubGRANTS.
“An important part of our vision as a club is to honour and remember the spirit of service that guided our foundation,” says Terry Goldsworthy, President of Ingleburn RSL Club. “RSL LifeCare is such a wonderful embodiment of helping us to achieve that vision. It’s great to know that the funds will go to supporting veterans in our local community.”
RSL LifeCare Veteran Services will use the $8,000 ClubGRANT to expand their service delivery in the region and reach more veterans who need assistance.
“We want to see our veterans thriving,” says Julie. “But we’re here for them when they’re going through challenging times. If they don’t know about us, we can’t help them so awareness is a really critical part of what we do. The support of organisations like Ingleburn RSL Club is crucial for our work to continue.”
You can learn more about RSL LifeCare Veteran Services on their website.