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Charity Number: NIC100908
Company Number: NI607703

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.

Contact Information

http://www.aavsni.com
info@aavsni.com
Unit C3 Edenderry Industrial Estate
326 Crumlin Rd
Belfast
BT14 7EE
028 9074 7071

Support Offered

Practical, Training, Emotional and Financial support

Charity Number: 1153185
Company Number: 08633047

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.

Contact Information

http://www.afv-launchpad.co.uk
enquiries@afv-launchpad.co.uk
3 Hansard Mews
Holland Park
London
W14 8BJ
0300 1111 238

Support Offered

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.

Charity Number: 1155813

Age Cymru Dyfed promotes the health and well-being, primarily of older people, in and around west wales (ie the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire).

The charity provides a range of services including Information & Advice relating to financial and physical and emotional wellbeing; Byw Adref (home help); Befriending Life Links; Hospital Discharge; Digital Inclusion; nail cuttings; Covid-19 support; and information and support to older veterans of the British Armed Forces

Contact Information

http://www.agecymru.org.uk/ceredigion
reception@agecymrudyfed.org.uk
27 Pier Street
Aberystwyth
SY23 2LN

Support Offered

On-going information, advice and support to older military veterans including supporting access to welfare benefits and military pension/compensation claims, befriending, advocacy, housing adaptations, Covid-19 emergency support; help to establish digital connections etc

Coordinating the establishment of the West Wales Veterans Archive in the National Library of Wales:

https://www.peoplescollection.wales/users/44171

Charity Number: 1176596

Dedicated to supporting the serving men and women of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and their families.

Contact Information

http://aggies.org.uk/
office@aggies.org.uk
Castaway House
311 Twyford Avenue
Portsmouth
PO2 8RN
02392 650505

Support Offered

Pastoral support to serving personnel and their families centred on Chaplaincy based ‘Havens’ situated on bases and Families Centres in SFA areas around the UK.

Storybook Waves provides the opportunity for service personnel who are deploying to record bedtime stories for their children.

Charity Number: 268639

To give everyone an opportunity to have a home, and to work towards independent living with their community. By enabling each individual to achieve their outcomes through high quality personal development plans and demonstrating best practice in the way that we work. This is achieved by being creative and innovative whilst respecting individual rights and needs working with local and national partners.

Contact Information

https://www.amicustrust.org/contact-us/
info@amicustrust.org
31a Prebend St
Bedford
Mk40 1QN
01234 334 607

Support Offered

We have skilled and dedicated staff working in the areas of Mental Health, Education, Employment and training, Life Skills etc. and properties in the following locations:
• Northampton
• Bedford
• Sandy
• Wellingborough
• Corby
• Leicester
• Leighton Buzzard
• Luton
• Aylesbury
• Huntington
The services is for single individuals of 16 to 65.

Charity Number: 1191968

The Hub provides a Tri-Service Hub offering a safe environment with a single point of focus for Armed Forces Personnel, Service Leavers, Veterans and their families/dependents providing the best, timely, on-going, comprehensive and appropriate support/signposting through various diverse and trusted providers using a multi-disciplined approach of joined up working to achieve an optimised, efficient, person centred service to its users promoting high levels of engagement, increased confidence, resilience and well-being, self-efficacy and the facilitation of skills transfer for the individual back into the community.

The Hub researched ‘best practice’ by working with veterans and has obtained a reputation for focusing its outcomes on work and health related activities. Whereas other veteran charities focused on generic counselling and support services, The Hub focuses on working with veterans to stabilise their lives and then help them back into work, resulting in real job outcomes and improving their quality of life.

Contact Information

http://
info@armedforceshub.org
First Floor
6 Southernhay West
Exeter
EX1 1JG

Support Offered

The Hub Offer, Products and Services, Key Features and Benefits:

• City Centre Location, easy access in the heart of the Community.
• The model is both enabling and supportive, perceiving the wounded, injured and sick part of the veteran and service leaver’s community as an asset. Our activities are driven by our values which include Community, Peer Support, Voluntary Service, Professionalism, independence and inclusivity (service available to all eligible).
• It is not a military charity, therefore non-judgmental. We will treat all Veterans and Service Leavers with unconditional regard whatever their circumstances or experience.
• Complimentary service NOT a competitive one. A catalyst between organisations providing a common link but a single point of triage.
• Identifies critical issues and deals with them.
• Person-centred and solution focused speaking the same language as client group.
• Appointments are not time bound and clients are seen immediately.
• Not constrained by the ‘Form A’ process of other military charities, more flexible so can provide help immediately.
• Community focused (Local service with local connections and opportunities) with defined objective of transferring veteran’s and service leaver’s skills back into the Community i.e. Employment, Volunteering, Work Experience or other meaningful occupation.
• Offers ‘safe’ environment where clients are therefore happy to engage, re-instating a feeling of trust and self-worth.
• Bespoke employment and training information and advice.
• Bespoke personalized support, mentoring and coaching.
• Reduced isolation and increased integration with society/community through Peer Support and Volunteering.
• Access to advice and information surgeries.
• Quicker referral routes/access to specialist services – Help for Heroes, Veterans UK, SSAFA,
NHS Veterans Mental Health Services, op Courage, Combat Stress, RBL contact centre, for those currently serving, Service Leavers, Veterans and their families/Dependents, Assistance
with claims to DWP Benefits (JSA, ESA, PIP), Homelessness/Housing Advice, RFEA, Poppy
Factory, RAFA, Officer’s Association, Drug and Alcohol Services, War pensions & Armed Forces
Compensation Scheme (AFCS) advisor service – support with appeals.
• As a result of above reduced pressure on statutory services.
• Bespoke support for those leaving the Criminal Justice System or at risk of offending/re-offending working with The Police and NHS Liaison and Diversion Services.
• Partnership approach of “The Hub” – by working together with military services and charities, means that overall military based services are not duplicating support. Charities are working together to make sure that their services are not duplicated and can work directly with other military organisations.
• Closers connections – closer working results in closer connections and faster action for client. A wrap-around service is provided to the client in one location – resulting in less travel, less form filling, less referral appointments and a truly in-depth service that meets most of the client’s needs.

Charity Number: 1176393
Scottish Charity Number: SC048282

AFF is the voice of the Army family. It empowers and acts as an advocate and an independent expert witness to promote a quality of life which reflects the military covenant.

Contact Information

http://www.aff.org.uk
contact@aff.org.uk
IDL 414, Floor 1, Zone 7
Ramillies Buildings Marlborough Lines
Monxton Road ,Andover
SP11 8HJ
01264 382326

Support Offered

Highlights problems to chain of command and service providers.

Sign-posting service for assistance of every kind.

Charity Number: 1190952
Company Number: 12727846

We are the Association of Service Drop-In Centres, better known as ASDIC. We represent, advise and unite service drop-in centres across the UK, working together to ensure veterans and their families receive the comradeship and support they need in their local community.

Contact Information

http://www.asdic.org.uk
admin@asdic.org.uk
c/o RBLI Village
Hall Road
Aylesford
ME20 7NL

Support Offered

When a Drop-In Centre becomes a member of ASDIC, they join a supportive network that spans the UK with every member working towards the same goal – to improve support for veterans in the places they call home. We believe together is stronger, so as your Association we encourage collaboration and create opportunities to exchange ideas and overcome shared challenges as a community. Your free membership also includes:
Advocacy: we make sure your voice is represented at all levels of the veterans’ welfare system
Guidance: we offer advice on governance, share best practice on all aspects of Drop-In operations, and offer a Code of Conduct to support our members
Freedom: we do not over-regulate or enforce restrictive practices so you can best serve the unique challenges within your local community
Online support: you’ll have access to the online Community Hub, where you can connect with other members, and get real-time updates on available services and assistance
Fast service verification: you’ll have exclusive access to VetCheck to verify Drop-In users’ service records within hours, created by ASDIC in partnership with Veterans UK
Funding guidance: we signpost funding opportunities and offer advice on applications
Training: we create and signpost training and development opportunities
Events: from regional workshops to national conferences

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