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    Ronald James MBE

    Dundee & Angus Branch, United Kingdom | 5 May 2017

     

    I served in the Army for 50 years (36 in uniform and 14 as a Retired Officer). I decided that I wanted to do something that benefitted others less fortunate than myself and became a SSAFA Caseworker. It is a fascinating but challenging pastime and I have encountered some very kind people from the various Service charities. The clients I serve are very diverse with multiple needs but somehow it seems to work out and SSAFA are able to meet their needs.

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    John Wright

    Huntingdon , United Kingdom | 6 May 2017

     

    As a reasonably experienced caseworker, I was accompaning a volunteer on his second case after which he would be deemed qualified; like myself, he was an ex Serviceman and retired. Our client, an elderly lady, sought help with acquiring a stairlift. As she was child minding her two grandchildren, the interview was conducted at her daughter's home nearby. Once our casework information had been gathered, we were about to leave when her daughter arrived home; after a brief chat, we were at the door saying our goodbyes, when she said that she had a busy day and would like a drink but not alone, so would we mind joining her in a gin and tonic! Naturally we agreed, and after a delightful quarter of an hour, we left; on the way home in my car I assured my colleague that this was not the usual way in which SSAFA interviews terminated.

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