Education and training - Other Organisations that can help

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

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 to veterans and their dependants to help them find meaningful employment after Service.

Website: ABF The Soldiers' Charity
Email: Contact Form
Telephone: 020 7901 8900

Amicus Trust

Amicus Trust

Amicus Trust provide up to two years' accommodation for veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We also offer a range of services in education, employment, mental health and life skills to support individuals as they rebuild their life.

Website: Amicus Trust
Telephone: 0123 435 8478

Building Heroes

Building Heroes

Building Heroes offers Veterans and Service leavers the opportunity to retrain for a career in construction at their regional delivery centres. They provide a five week foundation course in Property Maintenance, plus the support required to help you into employment, self-employment, or further training. Some courses are linked to specific employers, providing a guaranteed job on graduation, while others offer the freedom to choose your own career path. Building Heroes will discuss the options with you when you apply and offer you the support you need to achieve a positive outcome.

Website: Building Heroes
Telephone: 0179 887 4521

Cardiff Central Library Hub

Cardiff Central Library Hub

A Veteran Specialist is available by appointment. The Veteran Specialist can advise on housing, can help complete forms and give extra support with issues such as benefit entitlement.

Website: Cardiff Central Library Hub
Email: veteransadvice@cardiff
Telephone: 02920 871000

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice

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.

Website: Search for your local Citizens Advice



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.

Website: Finchale
Telephone: 0191 3862634

Foot in the Door Films

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Provides services that include employability information, career pathway options within the Digital & Creative Sector, workshops in employability skills and preparation, training in Film Production and Audition Techniques, opportunities to gain work experience in film production, and signposting for mental health support and benefit maximisation.

Website: Foot in the Door Films
Telephone: 0151 908 0120

Forward Assist

Forward Assist

Forward Assist engages former servicemen and women in community engagement projects to utilise their valuable transferrable skills, creating life changing employment, volunteering, education and training opportunities.

Website: Forward Assist
Telephone: 0191 250 4877

Future for Heroes


F4H aims to develop the ability of service leavers and retired members of the armed forces of all ranks and status, and their spouses or partners where appropriate, to manage the dramatic change in cultures when resuming civilian life, ensuring they are better able to identify their own needs and thereby fully participate in society. Helps with training, and developing confidence and coping mechanisms.

Website: Future for Heroes
Telephone: 0770 259 6226

Groundwork East

Groundwork East

Green Aiders is a FREE one-off, garden clearance visit for elderly residents over 65 who have served in the military. The residents may also be dependants of someone who has served. If you are struggling to keep on top of your garden we can visit you for half a day with a team of volunteers and tidy your garden up to enable you to enjoy the space once more. Further to this, we are recruiting volunteers to make a number of repeat visits after the initial clearance, so that you are able to keep on top of the garden. Groundwork East operates across Hertfordshire and other locations. Please contact our offices by email or phone and we will arrange to visit clients.

Website: Groundwork East
Telephone: 01707 260129


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HighGround provides advice and support to Service Leavers and Veterans of all ranks and ages about jobs, careers and vocational opportunities in the land-based sector. They also deliver 'Rural Weeks' at Bicton College in Devon throughout the year.

Website: HighGround
Telephone: 07951 495 272


Launchpad offers 50 self-contained flats in Speke House, Liverpool and another 30 in Avondale House, Newcastle. Several members of staff support the residents in each house during the daytime and they help the veterans make a lasting transition to civilian life, helping them with finances, including benefits and job hunting. The staff signpost the veterans to specialists who can help them with welfare, health, training and housing, among other things. Residents do pay a rent which is covered by housing benefit until individuals are employed.

Website: Launchpad
Telephone:0300 1111 238


Combined Forces is a support service for ex-Service personnel based in Llanelli and encompassing Carmarthenshire.

Website: Combined Forces on Facebook
Telephone: 07582 717736

Mission Motorsport


Our motto is RACE, RETRAIN, RECOVER, which we deliver through sport, training and vocational activities available to our beneficiaries. Mission Motorsport's competition and experience programmes are for the WIS community and range from karting to car control, track days to full-blown racing. Any veteran can become involved in volunteering opportunities, such as the F1 Racemaker programme, and support to events; there is something for everybody. Training and industry insight are key steps on the transition pathway or when searching for a new career. So, whether you're in the process of being discharged or a veteran of any age, Mission Motorsport offers a range of training opportunities, up to and including a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma to put you on track to becoming a fully qualified mechanic. Helping you progress, through work placements and employment opportunities into the expanding workforce of over 1 million in the automotive and motorsport industries.

Mission Motorsport is a Veterans' Gateway Referral Partner.

Website: Mission Motorsport
Telephone: 03330 338 338

Mid Ulster Victims Empowerment (MUVE)

Offers help and support to victims,and their families, affected by The Troubles within Mid Ulster.

Website: Mid Ulster Victims Empowerment (MUVE)
Telephone: 028 8676 3349

Mygov Scotland

The Scottish Government is committed to making sure no member of the Armed Forces veterans community in Scotland faces any disadvantage when accessing services and support. The Scottish Government has also appointed a Scottish Veterans Commissioner whose remit is to improve outcomes for all veterans. The commissioner is independent of the government and has his own dedicated funding. Veterans in Scotland can get support for healthcare, housing, funding for education and training, employability, Armed Forces pensions, and referrals to other organisations.

Website: Mygov Scotland

The Open University


The Open University is the leading university for flexible, innovative, distance education in the United Kingdom. Uniquely placed to understand the needs of part-time students, learning while earning, our teaching credentials have seen over 2 million students receive an education, otherwise denied to them at campus-based universities. The Disabled Veterans' Scholarships Fund offers 50 disabled veterans, injured in, or due to, military service, access to free Open University education. In addition to free study, applicants will be offered further specialist careers and disability support.

Website: The Open University
Email (via form): Contact the OU
Telephone: 0300 303 5303

Royal Air Force Association (RAFA)

When one of the RAF family needs a friend, they turn to us. That's because we can be there on the doorstep, in person, to help sort out the problem and share the load. When times are tough, nothing beats friendly, face-to-face support from someone who really cares.

Website: Royal Air Force Association (RAFA)
Telephone:0800 018 2361 (9am to 5pm, Monday - Friday)

Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) is a Veterans' Gateway Referral Partner.

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT)


The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) supports those who are serving or have served as Warrant Officers and below in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines , and their dependants, who find themselves in need or distress. They offer grants to individuals on a case by case basis. They may be able to provide funding for training, courses and associated costs.

Website: RNBT
Email: Contact Form
Telephone: 02392 690112

Sporting Force

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Sporting Force supports ex-Service personnel who have been wounded, injured or become sick during service by offering a route into civilian employment within the professional sports industry. They also provide education, exercise and social events to veterans and their families to relieve mental health issues and feelings of social isolation.

Website: Sporting Force
Telephone: 0800 050 9502

Venture Trust

Venture Trust

Venture Trust is a Scottish charity organisation providing specialist support to ex-service men and women struggling with the transition to civilian life. Venture Trust’s Positive Futures programme for veterans offers three phase personal development and early stage employability programmes, centred on an intensive wilderness based personal development journey. The programme is based in Scotland but is available to all UK veterans.

Website: Venture Trust
Telephone:0131 2287700

Veterans Assist Scotland

Veterans Assist Scotland

Veterans Assist Scotland is an online information hub and signposting service for veterans and those supporting veterans. They can provide contact details for the various Armed Forces and Veterans Champions, employment information, housing options, as well as information on public and voluntary sector support across Scotland, based on specific needs.

Website: Veterans Assist Scotland
Telephone: 0131 550 1569

Veterans Contact Point

Veterans Contact Point

Veterans Contact Point aims to help all serving members and veterans of the UK Armed Forces, their spouses, and dependents by working in partnership with others and other organisations to assist in the provision of schemes, grants, and services for their resettlement, rehabilitation, retraining, employment, and ongoing welfare. The service is available across the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire areas.

Website: Veterans Contact Point
Telephone: 0247 634 3793

Veterans HQ

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Veterans HQ is a free and accessible one stop centre of support for ex-Armed Forces personnel, reservists and their families. The centre is run by a team of friendly staff who can provide information, advice and support on many areas relevant to the Armed Forces community such as welfare and benefits, housing, health and wellbeing, and employability. Drop-in sessions are available to those who need help with job applications and there is also a Custody Co-ordinator on-site for those who are in, or about to leave the criminal justice system. Veterans HQ also offer a health and wellbeing programme that includes access to a fitness centre, social activities, counselling and group therapy.

Website: Veterans HQ
Telephone:01512 619 878

Veterans Employment Transition Support (VETS)

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VETS is a coalition of partners who support all veterans as they seek to find the right job. The coalition consists of corporates from all industries, military charities, the MOD and the Career Transition Partnership. Together, through VETS, they provide an holistic approach that enhances existing activities. VETS recognises that every veteran's journey is unique. Therefore fundamental to the initiative is one-to-one mentorship throughout. Veterans can match with a mentor, find CV & interview workshops and apply for jobs. The VETS initiative continues to seek corporate and charity partners who share their passion for employing veterans.

Website: VETS
Telephone: 020 7773 6516

West London Mission

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.

Website: West London Mission
Telephone: 0207 703 9613

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.

Website: WMCS Facebook page
Telephone:0751 411 3813

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