ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity offer a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when in need. They can provide grants and financial support to veterans and their dependants for a range of issues including independent living and adaptations.
The British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
The British Nuclear Test Veterans Association(BNTVA)exists for recognition and restitution of our servicemen who participated in the British Nuclear Tests. We provide: bereavement support with standard bearers and funeral drapes at funerals; a closed Facebook discussion group for descendants; a reunion in Weston Super Mare (every September) for over 100 veterans and their families; assistance with War Pension applications; a quarterly magazine for members; campaigning for a medal for our veterans for their unique service.
The British Training Board (CIC)
The British Training Board (TBTB) provides career development support to our Armed Forces community and their families across the UK. Our services focus on the translation of military skills, experience and training into accredited qualifications that are recognised by our supporting employers. We ensure that each individual and their family has access to a tailored service that meets their specific needs. This includes promoting employment as the cornerstone of future wellbeing
Citizens Advice provides free, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems. We are a voice for our clients and consumers on the issues that matter to them. We value diversity, champion equality and challenge discrimination. We're here for everyone.
Please use the link below to find contact details for Citizens Advice near you.
The Ely Centre was established after the Enniskillen Poppy Day Bombing on 08 Nov 17, to provide support to personnel injured in this incident and has widened its service to include support to veterans, police and civilians injured as a result of the troubles in NI. We offer, mental health support, health and wellbeing support, counselling, alternative therapies, respite trips financial advice and assistance with benefits and war disability pensions or AFCS claims.
Family Fund is the UK's largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.
Family Fund is a Veterans' Gateway Referral Partner.
Services at Finchale include accommodation and housing; offering a bespoke service towards sourcing sustainable accommodation; employability and training; CV building, job applications, interview and confidence techniques. It also offers support towards mental and physical health issues. Support is further extended to families and reservists. Finchale also works collaboratively with external agencies to support and provide guidance to veterans with a wide range of issues.
GambleAware funds education, prevention and treatment services and commissions research to broaden public understanding of gambling-related harm. Use GambleAware's website to find out how gambling works, to check if you, or someone you know, may have a gambling problem, and find tips on how to stay in control. Also access free, confidential help via the National Gambling Helpline, by phone or online.
Combined Forces is a support service for ex-Service personnel based in Llanelli and encompassing Carmarthenshire.
The Military Mutual
The Military Mutual is a genuine Mutual set up to provide fair financial services products such as home, landlord, military kit, small business and commercial cover to those who are serving, veterans, their families and, organisations that support our military family. The Military Mutual is owned by and run for the benefit of its members. A key aim for the business is to generate future trading surpluses that can be used to support members and the wider military family community. When you take out cover with The Military Mutual, you become a Member and this gives you the opportunity to have a say on what priorities the business sets in the future.
Macmillan Cancer Support
We're here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support.
National Gulf Veterans and Families Association
The NGVFA supports those affected by Gulf War 1, Gulf War 2 (Iraq), Afghanistan, and all future desert conflicts. Many returning home from these conflicts develop health or social problems. The NGVFA helps veterans (whether ill or not), Service personnel who were vaccinated but were non-deployed, Armed Forces personnel who are still serving , family members, widows and widowers, and civilians contracted to the armed forces. They work throughout the UK and abroad.
The Not Forgotten Association
The Not Forgotten Association provides recreational and entertainment opportunities to any serving man or woman who is wounded, injured or sick and any veteran of any age with a disability, illness or infirmity. Support is offered through a varied programme of tailored activities and events including Royal Parties, concerts, holidays, outings and the provision of televisions and TV Licences. Each of these activities is intended to restore confidence, enhance wellbeing, boost morale and improve the chances of the individual and their family to enjoy life.
The Armed Forces Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group supports members of the Military family Affected by MS. They exist for Serving members of the Armed Forces, Veterans, Reserves, dependants and their carers affected by MS. Mutual Support is one of the MS Society’s National Support Groups. Run by volunteers with direct experience of MS and the Armed Forces, it provides services and activities based on what people affected by MS want. A trained team provide the support you need to deal with your situation, and aim to be at the end of the phone when needed.
Outside the Wire
Outside the Wire is a bespoke alcohol, drug and PTSD service, offering confidential advice and support to current and ex HM Forces personnel and their families across Norfolk, Suffolk & Essex.
All our staff are ex-forces, and can offer innovative, comprehensive support, including confidential meetings at a location of your choice. We are sensitive to the complexities of military life and the often understandable resistance to admitting the extent of personal issues, especially those relating to PTSD, substance misuse and general mental health plus concerns around personal relationships.
Phoenix Heroes CIC is a non-profit Community Interest Company providing PTSD support to veterans and their families. One of the ways that they achieve this is by building veteran communities around the UK through sporting activities and community family days. They also offer employment networking and PTSD therapy support from their qualified therapists who have military experience. They are based in Colchester, Essex and offer services nationwide. Their Carp Angling Club has hundreds of members and it holds fishing events on a monthly basis around the UK.
Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact)
The HMPPS-funded Prisoners' Families Helpline, run by the Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact), provides practical and emotional support, information and advice to anyone who is affected by imprisonment in the UK, in a straightforward, non-judgemental way. Our trained operators are available Monday to Friday from 9am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm and can also be contacted by email, webmail or post.
Pact's services are embedded at all stages of the Criminal Justice journey, including 67 prisons and in the community and we work with a wide range of support agencies to offer holistic support.
RAF Families Federation
The RAF Families Federation acts as an independent voice for serving personnel and their families with any issues or concerns they may experience throughout their career in the RAF. This could include policy issues, health, education or employment challenges and all are dealt with confidentially. We also help individuals transition out of the RAF and families too. All evidence we gather is formalised, and any key themes are pulled out and raised in order to influence policy change at a government level.
Relate offer relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling, mediation, children and young people's counselling and sex therapy. You can talk to a counsellor using live chat or webcam. They also offer telephone counselling, which is like face-to-face counselling at a time that's convenient to you.
The Ripple Pond
A self-help support network for the adult family members of physically or emotionally injured Service Personnel and Veterans.
A dedicated nurse will assess veterans’ needs and develop a bespoke plan to support them and their family. This involves arranging access to the Living Well Centre/Rowans Hospice facilities like exercise groups, complimentary therapies, carers support group, reminiscence group, bereavement support, future planning, psychology support, crafts or just a listening ear. Home visits are offered plus links to the veterans’ volunteer companions service. This part of the service is a dedicated group of volunteers who are veterans themselves , currently serving personnel or have experience of the Armed Forces.
Royal Caledonian Education Trust
Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity has been providing support to Armed Forces children and their families for over 200 years and is the only charity in Scotland dedicated solely to doing so. We provide local peer support through our Youth Voice Forums across Scotland.
Royal Caledonian Education Trust is a Veterans' Gateway Referral Partner.
Scotty's Little Soldiers
Scotty's Little Soldiers provides support to children & young people (aged 0 to 25) who have suffered the loss of a parent serving in the British Armed Forces. Assistance is provided through four key programmes and includes respite breaks, group events, a range of development grants and bereavement support.
Supporting veterans and direct family members, who face health, housing, financial and social problems by providing confidential practical support to get their voice heard. We are aware that some veterans struggle to access services and support needed to maintain civilian life. Experienced staff offer tailored one-to-one support which seeks to: improve access to and experiences of mainstream services; maximise income; have needs and views respected; ensure rights under the Armed Forces Covenant are understood; improve mental health through increased confidence.
Soldier's Arts Academy
The Soldier's Arts Academy provides a platform through which veteran and serving military personnel, and their families, can participate in the creative and performing arts. We are currently running weekly online workshops in theatre, art, singing, guitar, magic, poetry and photography for all levels of experience. We also professionally produce exhibitions, readings, films and theatre productions, and strongly support veterans looking to establish a professional career in the arts. Military members receive mentoring with industry experts and education to support their artistic development.
Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall) is a clinically managed, online mental health community that empowers individuals to anonymously get support, 24/7. The service provides millions of people throughout the UK, New Zealand and North America with the opportunity to talk with others going through similar experiences, self-guided courses and resources to support mental health, all in a judgement free environment. Togetherall is free to all UK serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families aged 16+. To register, visit our site.
We offer specific support and guidance and also signpost to other organisations. We offer comradeship and friendship at both national and local level. We ensure we focus on all services, ranks and ages. We have regional organisers in all areas of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. They keep in contact with members living in their area and organise local events. At a national level, we organise events to include all members.
West London Mission
The West London Mission (WLM) has been serving people affected by homelessness, poverty and trauma since 1887. We are part of the Methodist Church and run a wide range of services which empower people to live more fulfilling lives.
Wirral Military Community Services
Wirral Military Community Services offer veteran outreach; one-stop Shop & Drop-In; employment support; enterprise start-up; signposting to Local Agencies; welfare benefits advice; MoD welfare pension advice drop-in; housing advice and support; healthy living advice and support; diet and PT advice; access to holistic therapies; and engaging with a diverse range of community-based projects.
Wolferstans is a major law firm in Plymouth. We can advise and take instructions from anyone in the UK or overseas under the laws of England and Wales. Several colleagues are veterans or related to serving personnel and veterans. Wolferstans has pledged support under the Armed Forces Covenant. It was the first law firm to be recognised with a Gold Award under the Defence Employers Recognition Scheme.
We provide initial legal advice on matters relating to: Family law including divorce, separation and contact; Injury related matters including claims against the MOD, AFCS, War Pensions, off duty injuries such as road traffic collisions and medical negligence; Personal Injury Trust Funds; Buying and selling a house; Making a will.
Woody's Lodge is a support project for armed forces veterans, recent leavers, reservists and those serving in the emergency services. We provide friendships, humour, banter and 'brews', while ensuring your peace and safety, while allowing you to get on with day to day life at a place where listening and laughter play a big role in our daily activity. Woody's Lodge also helps with form filling (online and paper) with regards to appropriate benefits and entitlements.