Armed Forces advice, help and support
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
We give a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need.
Alabare – Homes for Veterans Wales
Alabares’ Welsh Homes for Veterans provide supported accommodation to British Armed Forces Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
We offer support and advice on alcohol addiction.
Blesma, thelLimbless veterans helps all serving and ex-servicemen and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support. Our programmes allow Members and their families to face the challenges ahead with renewed confidence and self belief.
https://blesma.org | Twitter - @blesma | Facebook - blesma
Contact: Thomas Hall, Blesma Support Officer (West) | Office: 0208 548 7098 | 07780 165085
Blind Veterans UK
Blind Veterans UK help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives, by supporting them with their in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services.
Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
Training courses, recruitment and career advice to service leavers undergoing resettlement.
Citizen's Advice Bureau
Helps people resolve their legal, money and other related problems by providing free information and advice.
Combat Stress is the UK's leading Veterans' mental health charity.
Education and schools – Support for service children
Royal British Legion guide to support service families that access education in schools in Wales, and help them navigate the range of support services available
Supporting service children in schools in Wales
Fighting with Pride
Fighting With Pride supports the health and wellbeing of LGBT+Veterans, service personnel and their families – in particular those most impacted by the ban on LGBT+ personnel serving in the Armed Forces prior to January 2000.
Info: Founded by ex-para Alfie Usher, Forces Compare is an independent search engine that specialises in comparing insurance quotes for those in the armed forces. Their professional partners can also assist with payday loan refunds, military tax refunds, MOD housing claims, flight delay claims and MOD legal services.
Forces Compare also display the Armed Forces Covenant, showing their commitment to those who currently serve, have served and their families. The company is ran by veterans, and gets involved with military charities and Armed Forces Day.
Gamblers Anonymous members offer the hand of friendship to anyone who is looking to try and stop gambling.
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes was founded in 2007 to provide direct, practical support for wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel, Veterans and their loved ones.
Hire a Hero
Hire a Hero supports Service Leavers and Veterans to make the successful transition into civilian life
Home Search Caerphilly
If you are in the process of leaving the UK Armed Forces or are a veteran then there are a range of organisations that may be able to provide you with advice and support to help you resolve your current housing situation.
Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office that can be found in most cities, whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK.
Find your nearest office http://los.direct.gov.uk
Whether you are experiencing mental health problems or going through a difficult time in your life, Mind can help.
How to apply to be a reservist.
RFEA (The Forces Employment Charity)
RFEA are experts in providing a job-finding service, which generates quality and sustainable employment outcomes for all service leavers and ex-forces individuals.
Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.
SSAFA (The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association)
SSAFA are a national charity supporting ex-service men and women and their families.
The Poppy Factory
The Poppy Factory is the country's leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments.
RAFBF – Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
We are there for all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.
Royal Air Forces Association
The RAF Association is committed to supporting the RAF Family, whether currently serving, or former-serving, in a wide range of ways, delivering help and support where it is needed.
Supporting Service Children in Education in Wales.
Veterans NHS Wales
Veterans’ NHS Wales main aim is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of veterans with a service related mental health problem.
Help and support for veterans from the Ministry of Defence.
Veterans Welfare Service (VWS)
The VWS is committed to enhancing the quality of life for veterans and beneficiaries of Veterans UK pensions and compensation schemes, and all their dependants.
We put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need.
Walking With The Wounded
Supporting all veterans with injuries to gain skills and qualifications.
Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust
The Trust aim to provide relief in cases of necessity or distress among its members and their dependants. The Trust is also empowered, in suitable cases, to make grants for the education of members.
GamCare operates the National Gambling HelpLine, providing information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. Advisers are available seven days a week from 8am – Midnight on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or via web chat at www.gamcare.org.uk. We also offer a range of free treatment across England, Scotland and Wales, as well as a moderated Forum and daily chatrooms so that people can speak to others experiencing similar issues and seek support.
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