Visit our Self Help section to find out more about how these organisations offer help across areas of need including Finances, Housing, Mental Health and more.
Action for 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.
Action on Hearing Loss
Our Aged Veterans project offers information and support to older veterans with hearing loss or tinnitus, and their families and carers, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our aim is to help older veterans with hearing difficulties access local support services and, as a result, feel better able to connect with their families, friends and communities. We also provide support to the families and carers of older veterans with hearing loss or tinnitus, and work with community groups to enable them to be more inclusive of veterans with hearing loss.
Age UK's vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older. We do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways, including projects for veterans. The Age UK network includes Age Cymru, Age NI, and Age Scotland and more than 150 local Age UKs throughout England.
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.
The Armed Forces Outreach Service, (AFOS)
The Armed Forces Outreach Service is a local authority partnership covering County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, South Tyneside and Northumberland. Our outreach team are based in council and housing offices and help members of the Armed Forces Community gain access to housing, welfare, debt advice, employment and other support. Our team have specialist knowledge and service access to help with housing matters in particular and we work with all major forces charities, organisations and the NHS.
Contact: Details for all teams
The Armed Forces & Veterans' Breakfast Clubs, (AFVBCs)
The Armed Forces & Veterans' Breakfast Clubs, (AFVBCs) are completely free to join and enable veterans (and those in active service) to meet face to face in a relaxed, safe, social environment. Also run by veterans and those currently serving, they transcend all ages and there are over 230 clubs worldwide. Use the link below to find your nearest club, and simply go along.
Website: Find your local Breakfast Club
Association of ex-Service Drop-In Centres (ASDIC)
The Association of ex-Service Drop-In Centres (ASDIC) links veterans’ Drop-Ins across the country. The Drop-Ins offer a warm welcome to veterans and their families in a social setting, with a variety of specialist welfare and mental health support available.
ASDIC helps the Drop-Ins work cooperatively, enhancing their offering and making them more accessible. Each Drop-In conforms to a common ethos and code of conduct. ASDIC also helps organisations supporting Drop-Ins (eg Citizens’ Advice, SSAFA, TRBL) to deliver their services more effectively. The Directory below has details of your nearest Drop-In and how they join ASDIC.
Website: Member Directory for ASDIC
Big White Wall
Big White Wall (BWW) delivers personalised support and recovery pathways to improve mental health and related conditions via a safe and engaging collaborative platform of peers and professionals. Big White Wall is free to all UK serving personnel (including reservists), veterans/ex-serving, and their families aged 16+, thanks to the support of Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and NHS England. BWW works with the NHS, the armed forces, employers, and universities. The fact that it is anonymous and easily accessible online, 24/7, helps reach those who may not otherwise access support.
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.
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.
Burnley Football Club in the Community
The Burnley Football Club runs a number of sessions that can be accessed by Veterans to enhance their mental and physical wellbeing.
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.
The Castlehill Foundation provides activities and services to victims and survivors affected by The Troubles such as, counselling, complementary therapies, social support, respite, carers support, befriending and welfare and benefits advice. There is also a drop-in service and opportunities to attend coffee evenings.
Centre for Veterans' Health
The Centre for Veterans Health at King Edward VII's Hospital helps veterans through specialist treatment tailored to their needs. The Centre offers means tested grants to help with up to 100% of the costs associated with procedures, a further 20% discount given automatically to military personnel, veterans, their spouses or widows, a five day pain management programme, and a specialist pain consultant to help with recovery.
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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The CWGC honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars. Our work commemorates the war dead, from building and maintaining our cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries to preservation of our extensive records and archives.
Contact is a group of military charities (Help for Heroes, Combat Stress, Walking with the Wounded and The Royal British Legion) and other entities including Big White Wall, King’s College London and Royal College of Psychiatrists working with the NHS and the MOD. Their aim is to simplify the way the military community can find support with their mental wellbeing.Through the website, Contact have created a space where those seeking assistance for themselves or a loved one are able to quickly access, easily navigate, and simply find the support they need for their mental health.
Please use the form below to contact us with any queries.
Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. You are not alone. We are here to support you after the death of someone close. Use our helpline and Cruse chat to quickly get in touch.
Deptherapy seeks to rehabilitate UK armed service personnel and veterans who have suffered life-changing physical and or mental injuries and illnesses, through the medium of specially designed scuba programmes.
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.
Ex Forces Courses
A website of searchable courses for transitioning service leavers and veterans. We provide information about the courses plus full contact details of training providers throughout the UK plus their Enhanced Learning Credit Administration Service (ELCAS) status.
Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire
EFSNY offers a range of help and support for past members of the Armed Forces over 65 in North Yorkshire. We have a range of free support on offer to enable older veterans to live well in later life. This ranges from being able to attend groups and workshops, to healthy lifestyle advice, to befriending and volunteering, gardening, benefits and financial support, home handyman and small improvements service, and much more.
Felix Fund provides welfare support and financial assistance to serving, ex-Service and SO15 (Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Unit) personnel who have conducted or assisted with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and search duties. This includes all aspects of bomb disposal and search work from the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. Support ranges from financial grants for those in need to wellness breaks and training programmes to help manage trauma and stress.
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.
First Choice Housing Association (FCHA)
FCHA provides supported housing for veterans who are transitioning from military to civilian life. "Ty Dewr" is a 12 bed scheme for veterans who have support requirements and in need of accommodation.
Foot in the Door Films
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.
The Footprint Trust
Help with energy use in the home on the Isle of Wight. Gives impartial, confidential help to anyone on the Isle of Wight about using heating and energy in the home, to keep warm and well and to avoid debt. Can help with practical support such as tariffs, switching, how to set heating (including night storage heaters), and access to grants such as Warm Home Discount. Can negotiate with Southern Water and energy suppliers on your behalf, if required. Also offers training to ex-Service people on these matters. Help is available by phone or through home visits to people living on the Isle of Wight. Self-referrals accepted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heropreneurs celebrates and rewards the energy, passion and dedication, of our British armed forces community looking to forge a new path in business. We are backed by successful entrepreneurs, politicians, armed forces veterans from all ranks and business leaders. We are the only registered charity in the UK which works exclusively to help former members of the armed forces, and their spouses, to fulfil their potential to set up and run their own businesses.
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.
Housing Options Scotland (HOS)
Military Matters (MM) is a specialist project within Housing Options Scotland focusing on housing issues affecting people serving in the military in Scotland, service personnel transitioning into civilian life, veterans and dependants. MM also provides housing information, advice and mental wellbeing support.
The League of Remembrance
The League of Remembrance provides veterans, their widows and dependants, the opportunity to continue to contribute to society through volunteering. In addition, you will become part of a 'family' that is now over 100 years old, offering you companionship, welfare support, social events, and modest financial support where appropriate.
Combined Forces is a support service for ex-Service personnel based in Llanelli and encompassing Carmarthenshire.
Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Centre
For the last 100 years the Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Centre has provided holiday and respite accommodation in ten en-suite bedrooms, on a bed and breakfast or half board basis, to ex-members of the armed forces and their partners including widows/widowers. We can help with short term shelter or refuge when veterans or their immediate family need a change of scene or a carer needs a break. We also help with short-term homelessness, and when your accommodation is unfit for habitation, for instance during repairs or redecoration.
Macmillan Cancer Support
We're here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support.
Military CU (Credit Union) is a free employee benefit which encourages veterans (in receipt of an MOD Pension) to prepare for the future by helping them to save. Supported by the Ministry of Defence our aim is to improve the financial resilience of veterans. We offer flexible savings accounts with repayments straight from your MOD Pension. We are also there to help if our members ever need a loan - providing an ethical alternative to other financial providers.
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.
Models for Heroes
Models for Heroes (M4H) provide model making supplies to over 50 serving Military, Veteran and Emergency Services treatment organisations around the UK and overseas territories - utilising over 100 national volunteers. We also take referrals, from recognised professionals, on behalf of those unable to attend modelling sessions (contact us for more details). Model making activities promote confidence, well-being, behavioural activation and social interaction.
Lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair through the Motability Scheme with servicing, breakdown assistance and repairs included. Motability is a national charity which oversees the Motability Scheme and may be able to provide a grant towards the Scheme vehicle, car adaptations or driving lessons you need. Contact by telephone or via the contact form on the website.
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.
Mid Ulster Victims Empowerment (MUVE)
Offers help and support to victims,and their families, affected by The Troubles within Mid Ulster.
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
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.
North Lincolnshire Veterans' Community Hub
The North Lincolnshire Veterans' Community Hub is where you can meet and chat with veterans to share experiences and find support. The hub is also staffed by veterans who volunteer 3 days a week and details of opening hours can be found on the website.
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.
On Course Foundation
The On Course Foundation supports the recovery of injured Service personnel and veterans through golf. They build confidence in wounded, injured and sick (WIS) Service personnel and veterans through golf skills and employment events, setting them on the path to meaningful full time employment opportunities in the golf industry. Golf offers a unique platform where players of all skills and backgrounds can compete healthily, improving not only their physical but mental strength too. Their golf activities aim to restore confidence, providing a sense of purpose to members who once struggled to see hope in their future. It's their aim to help members realise their potential and set them on a fulfilling career path.
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.
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.
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.
Plane Saver Credit Union
Plane Saver Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, offering an ethical range of savings and loans for Armed Forces personnel straight from their pay (or MoD pension for Veterans). The arrangement, enabled by the Ministry of Defence, aimed to tackle problems faced by Military personnel who may find themselves with limited access to financial services, leaving them a potential target for high cost credit providers such as payday lenders and loan sharks.
A network of 200 therapists trained and regulated by the Human Givens Institute delivering free, one-one therapy promptly, locally, briefly, and effectively to all veterans, reservists and family members.
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.
Rapport Housing and Care
Lawson House is Rapport Housing & Care's new extra care housing scheme in Larkfield, Kent. The scheme comprises 74 one and two bedroom apartments alongside excellent communal facilities. The scheme is for over 55s who could benefit from a little support to remain independent. Twenty of the apartments are reserved for veterans.
We offer a wide range of courses, workshops and activities to support people as they discover and develop their skills and interests on their journey through recovery. All our facilitators are dedicated to recovery and wellbeing and have a range of personal and/or professional experience in adult education, mental health recovery and dual diagnosis.
Our courses are available to anyone, regardless of their experience. All are welcome to attend the college and we promote equality & diversity and support everyone who becomes a student to accomplish their learning and recovery ambitions. We do this by providing a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental learning environment.
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.
Rewards for Forces
Rewards for Forces recognises the servicemen & women of this country and, by providing unique & exclusive discounts, rewards them for the sacrifices they make for our freedom. No regular internet access, no problem, just call us & we can help with joining & purchase our Rewards Discounts Directory for just £4.99 (inc P&P). It’s an archive & go-to source of what we currently have available to members, packed full of discounts from holidays, days out, to motoring & high street offers.
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.
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.
Salute My Job
SaluteMyJob can help you become a competitive candidate, connecting you to the job you want in the company where you will thrive. Our Veterans Employment Support Service will help you to translate your military knowledge, skills and experience into the language of commercial employers.
Samaritans offers a safe place for you to talk, any time, in your own way, about whatever is bothering you. We're here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are confidential, free to call and will support anyone. If you're given the time and space to talk things through, you can find a way through your problems. Samaritans help you to explore your options so you can make decisions that are right for you.
Scotty's Little Soldiers
Scotty's Little Soldiers provides support to children and young people (0-25) who have suffered the loss of a parent serving in the British Armed Forces. Assistance is provided through 4 key programmes and includes respite breaks, group events, a range of development grants and bereavement support.
Supports individuals with a range of complex needs to live independently in the community and in their own home. Also assisting with day to day living.
Service Dogs UK
Service Dogs UK provide and train PTSD Assistance Dogs, selected from rescue, for veterans of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services with a clinical diagnosis of PTSD. They help with regaining independence, renewing a sense of purpose, building confidence, encouraging calmness and other different ways of coping with PTSD. Service Dogs UK provides a training programme over a period of 9 to 12 months under the guidance of professional dog trainers. matching rescue dogs to become an Assistance Dogs Partnership for life. Service Dogs UK accepts applications from veterans in West Sussex, Surrey and East & North Hampshire.
Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland's national skills body. We offer a range of services to help people of all ages with skills and employment, including those leaving the Armed Forces. From SDS's centres, you can access free career guidance, CV support, advice on apprenticeships, information on local opportunities and more to help make the transition to Civvy Street easier. Online, myworldofwork.co.uk is packed with expert career information, advice and tools to help you think about your strengths, skills and interests and how you can put them to use in your new career.
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.
The Advocacy People
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.
Turn to Starboard
Turn to Starboard offer several strands of activity including Royal Yachting Association (RYA) sailing courses, family sailing trips, Tall Ship sailing and competitive racing. Our focus is on resettlement, reintegration and reinforcing a sense of value and belonging for participants, along with an opportunity to gain professional sailing qualifications to start new careers in the marine industry.
UDR & R IRISH (HS) Aftercare Service
Holistic welfare service provider for eligible veterans of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) and the Royal Irish Regiment (Home Service) (R IRISH (HS)). We also provide help for those personnel being treated and prepared for discharge from the 38 Irish Brigade (38X) Personnel Recovery Unit (PRU).
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.
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.
The Veterans Charity
The Veterans Charity provides immediate needs support directly to Veterans of all ages who may be battling hardship. They provide vital items like food shopping, clothing, and household goods without delay.
Veterans Community Hub
Veterans Community Hub offers an informal space in Hull for ex-servicemen and women. Help is offered with employability, homelessness, social isolation, outreach and family support.
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.
Veterans Employment Transition Support (VETS)
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.
Veterans First Point
Veterans First Point helps veterans "whatever their needs may be". We meet clinical needs and also provide wider support and advice. We provide peer support worker-led caseload management of welfare issues including housing, finance, employment, independent living and families. Our clinicians also provide mental health assessment and treatments, via psychiatrists and psychologists. Veterans can self refer via drop- ins, phone and email. We also accept referrals through GPs and other agencies and provide in-house clinics from Citizen's Advice Bureau, Veterans UK and the Armed Services Advice Project.
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.
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.
Workways+ offers one to one support to individuals with barriers to employment, which can include training, volunteering and paid work experience. Teams understand that a holistic approach to support is pivotal in helping individuals get their lives back on track. Staff provide intensive support tailored specifically to an individual, helping with short and long term goals by taking into account a persons previous experiences. With a vast knowledge of wider support services, teams are able to link with, and work closely with, a range of support organisations.