A primary role and a priority for the Corps Welfare Warrant Officer (CWWO) is the support to REME operational casualties. This applies equally to those surviving service persons with life changing injuries, and those bereaved families who have been left to continue when the worst happens. The CWWO provides a point of contact both within Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) REME for welfare support and on behalf of the Corps for those serving in the wider Army and former service persons who may otherwise feel isolated or forgotten. Non-operational casualties receive equal levels of support. RHQ REME is committed to offer an enduring level of welfare support, regardless of the time frame required.
A further significant aspect of the CWWO role is maintaining open lines of communication with Personnel Recovery Officers (PRO), monitoring the progress of Wounded Injured and Sick (WIS) soldiers, paying visits whenever possible and keeping in touch with bereaved families.
The Corps Welfare office within RHQ REME provides additional support acting as a single, dedicated point of contact for REME welfare for serving and former members of the Corps, their immediate families and offering assistance and advice. The office also maintains contact with the wider REME family and sends out invitations to Corps or charity events in which REME participate.
Serving personnel seeking welfare support are to approach their Unit Welfare Office (UWO) prior to contacting the CWWO.