Applicants are welcome to make an initial enquiry by post, phone or email to the Honorary Secretary, who will discuss the possibilities available with each applicant.
Applicants are then visited by a member of the Management Committee, or an Agent colleague who lives near to them, to discuss their application and need for support in a sensitive and sympathetic way.
This is based on an assessment of the level of household income and other circumstances.
Every beneficiary is re-assessed annually either in the winter or summer on a rolling programme.
Over the years CABA has supported those who have become seriously ill whilst still in employment, retired colleagues and their dependents, especially the very elderly whose salary will not have attracted a large pension, and the children and dependents of colleagues who have died in service.
There is more about what CABA can do here.