Almoners

We have a team of eight almoners who are the lifeblood of the IJF.
They are the first point of contact to deal with whatever needs a jockey may have, whether this is in the immediate aftermath of an accident or in the longer term for beneficiaries who
need ongoing support.

  • Working across the country, and typically as remote workers, they respond to a huge variety of needs whether that need be general welfare, financial or medical
  • They provide the initial interaction and support and subsequently may involve other members of the IJF team or source external expertise as is necessary
  • The extent and duration of support that is offered to a beneficiary varies enormously, however, the Almoners are able to offer individual time and attention to each and every person
  • The almoners work hand-in-hand with our three Rehabilitation and Fitness centres
  • They also help organise supervised race days and holidays both in the UK and abroad
  • They are supported by an additional 20 volunteer visitors who keep in touch with old or isolated beneficiaries, offering friendship and company
  • 666 beneficiaries were actively supported in 2019 alone

covid-19 statement

We are acutely aware that the Coronavirus continues to have a significant and negative impact upon many of our beneficiaries. We are well positioned to offer help and support to those affected and would encourage you to make contact with us.

Our Rehabilitation Centres are Open and from these hubs you can access general pastoral, clinical and financial support as necessary.