AA Veterans Support is a Northern Ireland based charity set up to provide help and support for Veterans and their families throughout Northern Ireland.
It is our aim to provide the necessary support services for those Veterans or their family members that may need our help.
We believe that our Forces and their families deserve our lifelong support, we aim to provide Practical, Training, Emotional and Financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families. Whenever they may need us, we’ll do whatever we can to help.
Our vow is that no matter the size of the problem we will provide help, advice and assistance in overcoming it.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, giving lifetime support to serving and former soldiers and their families. Includes making grants to individuals and specialist charities that help ex-soldiers and their families.
Financial assistance to relieve hardship:
Grants for living costs, emergency needs, debt relief
Provision of annuities and Educational Bursaries
Care home fees
Furnishing and equipment
Funding Holiday breaks
Addaction is one of the UK’s leading mental health, drug and alcohol charities. We work with adults and young people, in community settings, in prisons, in residential rehab and through outreach. In 2017 we supported 140,000 people.
We believe that everyone can change and we support them to do it.
Our services include support around Mental Health, and Alcohol and Drugs, for a range of groups and populations including adults, young people, friends and family, veterans, people involved with the criminal justice system, and older people.
Since 2014, Addaction has supported over 500 veterans with problems related to drugs and alcohol through our pioneering Right Turn programme.
Right Turn is a veteran-specific substance misuse recovery model that acknowledges the specific experiences of people in the armed forces community and focuses on re-directing the comradeship that underpins military life towards supporting recovery. Amongst a range of opportunities, support comes in the form of specialist one-to-one sessions, peer-support groups, access/referral to prescribing services, and pathways to other veteran services.
Support for veterans with substance or alcohol misuse problems is available at any Addaction service.
Launchpad is a registered charity that provides veterans (and their partners) of all Services with affordable, self-contained flats arranged in managed houses in Newcastle (34 flats) and Liverpool (52 flats).
The houses, Avondale House in Newcastle and Speke House in Liverpool, provide veterans with accommodation as well as recreation, training and IT facilities.
The staff provides support and guidance to the veterans, as well as harnessing support of other organisations, to help residents successfully make the transition from military to civilian life.
An important part of the process is integration with the local community and mutual support.
All this is provided to enable the veterans to avoid homelessness, unemployment and social exclusion.
Excellent recently refurbished, self-contained flats at an affordable price in Newcastle and Liverpool.
Communal facilities for recreation and training, an IT suite, WiFi, laundry room and garden.
Assistance to arrange and manage benefits and finances.
Training for employment through other providers.
Assistance with job searches and job applications, with other providers.
Assistance with search for permanent accommodation, with other providers.
Access to recreational, sporting and adventure pursuits, with other providers.
Engagement with the local community.
To provide affordable and sensitively managed sheltered housing for people over 60 years of age, giving priority to those who have served in the Armed Forces and their surviving partners or relatives.
We offer sheltered housing that is supported by an on-site warden. Accommodation consists of single and double flats within a communal court set in beautiful grounds.
Age UK Support Services (Yorkshire & Humber) works with local Age UK charities to develop and support new and existing services that improve the health, wellbeing and quality of life for older people across the Region.
Local Age UKs provide a range of services, including:
– Information and advice
– Help with applying for state benefits
– Social activities, e.g. luncheon clubs, reminiscence groups, outings
– Volunteering opportunities
– Befriending services
– Support at home
– Day services and other support services