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Charity Number: 1039386
Company Number: 2751104

Change Step is a veteran to veteran peer mentoring and advice service. This service is for military veterans and others with post-traumatic stress disorder and a range of psychosocial problems who want to make positive changes to their lives.

Change Step offers effective support for veterans, their families and carers in Wales – enabling them to access vital support services and tackle serious stress and related issues.

Our team of peer mentors use their own experiences to help fellow veterans and their loved ones confront challenges in their lives and manage their journeys of recovery.

Contact Information

http://www.changestepwales.co.uk/
Ask@change-step.co.uk
Ty Dafydd Alun
39 Princes Drive
Colwyn Bay,Conwy
LL29 8LA
0300 777 2259

Support Offered

The programme offers peer support, training and case management through engagement with relevant health and welfare services. Change Step works collaboratively with statutory bodies and other relevant organisations to ensure an accessible and comprehensive framework by which to guide individuals towards the most appropriate service.

Charity Number: 1000903

Supporting good mental health by providing opportunities for work and training in a supportive environment.

Contact Information

http://www.claroenterprises.co.uk
post@claroenterprises.co.uk
Spa Road
Starbeck
Harrogate
HG2 7JG

Support Offered

– Supported Work placements Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm
– Wood work training
– Starbeck Men’s Shed every Wednesday 2pm – 4.30pm

Charity Number: 1087210
Company Number: 04185635

To ensure the well-being of all Armed Forces personnel.

Contact Information

http://www.dmws.org.uk
info@dmws.org.uk
The Old Stables
Redenham Park
Redenham,Andover
SP11 9AQ
01264 774000

Support Offered

Delivers an independent and impartial 24 hour specialist welfare service to those members of the British Armed Forces who are receiving hospital care, their dependant relatives and entitled civilians in order to contribute to the coherence of the recovery and rehabilitation pathway for service personnel. The crucial practical and emotional support is provided at times when it is most needed and is bound by a code of confidentiality. DMWS brings the Covenant between the Armed Forces and the Nation to life through its support of the wounded, injured and sick whilst under hospital care.

Charity Number: 1001027
Company Number: 2526862

Our work is underpinned by a legacy of more than 70 years of providing client focussed support for veterans, those who seek to overcome difficulty to find employment and a sustainable future in the community, and those who are hard to help but seek a structured lifestyle.

Contact Information

http://www.finchale.org
enquiries@finchalegroup.co.uk
Finchale Training College
Richard Annand VC House
Unit 18 Mandale Park, Belmont Industrial Estate,Durham
DH1 1TH
01913862634

Support Offered

Customised support to Service Leavers, Veterans in the community and their families in achieving employment and social inclusion.

Contact: Mel Pears.
E-mail: mel.pears@finchalecollege.co.uk

Charity Number: 1124508
Company Number: 6543150

Employment & Enterprise – we provide training, coaching and job brokerage support as well as creating transitional employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions within our social enterprises. We provide specialist services for particular groups led by people with lived experience.

Community engagement
Landscape design and build
Early intervention to support health and wellbeing
Safe and sustainable business support
Youth focused coaching, training and leadership programmes

Contact Information

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/msstt
greatermanchester@groundwork.org.uk
Trafford Ecology Park
Lake Road
Trafford Park,Manchester
M17 1TU

Support Offered

Operation Re-org is the area of our work that has specific relevance to the military community. Operation Re-Org is our ex-military skills for employment programme; it helps veterans who have struggled to find permanent employment because of difficult personal circumstances such as physical injuries, mental health problems, substance misuse issues, homelessness or having a criminal record.

We work with local forces charities to identify veterans who may benefit from our help. The programme, which is led by Terry Morley, a veteran who served with the 1st Battalion King’s Regiment, includes:
– Personalised assessment to identify support needed and establish goals
– Intensive 1-1 mentoring, support and training to build skills and confidence
– Development of a ‘working mind-set’ – essential workplace behaviours
– Job brokerage services to support people into job vacancies followed with 6 months in work support
– Bespoke training packages to support veterans back in to employment including accredited qualifications e.g. health and safety, first aid and CSCS.

The aim of the programme is for veterans to progress into sustained employment and gain long-lasting positive changes in their personal circumstances as a result of having a regular salary and routine, the opportunity to learn new skills, increased social interaction and improvements in confidence and feelings of self-worth.

We also provide additional IAG support services and work with a wide range of employers in the public and private sector to help them recruit armed forces veterans into their workforce.

We are also a specialist provider of employment focused support services for people that have a criminal record, including through the gate support for people that have served a custodial sentence.

Charity Number: 1144661
Company Number: 07295751

We offer emotional and practical support to families facing challenging and complex needs, often finding family life overwhelming. Underpinning our work is the nurture and protection of children and the improved resilience of the family.

Our weekly home-visiting service provides free and confidential outreach support to families in their own homes, delivered by trained and supervised volunteers who are carefully ‘matched’ with the families they help. Through our support, we equip families to develop life skills in order to realise their full potential and make the best of their opportunities.

Contact Information

http://
info@hshants.org.uk
Rushmore Borough Council Offices
Farnborough Road
Farnborough,Hants
GU14 7JU

Support Offered

Home-Start Hampshire has an established history of supporting families in the Armed Forces, meeting the discrete needs of both serving and veteran families ensuring the best possible outcomes for children and families. By supporting families early on, we give children the chance to grow up with prospects rather than problems.

We provide practical and emotional support for Armed Forces Families who are experiencing isolation and loneliness, those who are disadvantaged through lack of community integration or frequent changes in education settings, and those disadvantaged through poor physical, emotional and mental health.

The one-to-one support is tailored to the families’ needs and is often supplemented by an opportunity to attend group activities and parenting courses. Our primary aim is to keep families together, prevent crisis or possible family breakdown and prevent the need for welfare or statutory intervention.

Charity Number: 1136722
Company Number: 07003472

To promote physical and mental good health in children and their parents.
To support parents in ensuring their children grow up with safe and effective care.
Along with their parents promote a safe, stimulating and happy environment for children.
In partnership with parents we help them to develop the financial stability and social, emotional and physical attributes they need to be the best parents they can be.

Contact Information

http://www.homestartrichmondshire.org.uk
admin@homestartrichmondshire.org.uk
Office 4, IPS Innovate
Colburn Business Centre
Chartermark Way,Colburn, Catterick Garrison
DL9 4QJ

Support Offered

For families with at least one child under the age of seven we offer home visiting for 2-3 hours per week. Our service is not time limited. Supported by our staff team, trained volunteers are linked to families to help parents with a range of differing needs.
The earliest years make the biggest impact and “Childhood Can’t Wait”.

Charity Number: SC02733
Scottish Charity Number: SC027335

To help clients to find “the right house, in the right place”.

We never turn anyone away and never close a case until the client asks us to.

Contact Information

http://www.housingoptionsscotland.org.uk
militarymatters@housingoptionsscotland.org.uk
The Melting Pot
5 Rose Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2PR
0131 247 1400

Support Offered

We provide a bespoke housing information and advice service to veterans, serving personnel, reservists and their families.

This service is free and confidential and available to those currently living in, or wishing to locate to Scotland.

Each client receives a detailed housing approach report and follow on help from a named caseworker.

Charity Number: 1066776
Company Number: 2610208

We will work with you, to ensure you get the information, advice and support you need, at times in your life when you need us.

Contact Information

https://www.improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk/veterans-and-family-hub
ilp@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk
Ernest English House
Buckwell Street
Plymouth
PL1 2DA

Support Offered

Improving Lives Plymouth has co-designed with veterans, their families and carers, and partners, a Plymouth Veterans and Family Hub at Ernest English House, Buckwell Street, Plymouth, PL1 2DA. The hub is run by veterans and their families for veterans and their families.
The hub provides social activity, peer support and mentoring, casework, support for older carers, and works with a range of organisations in the city to shape better pathways to employment, mental wellbeing, welfare, housing advice and financial information.
Volunteers from the veteran community and their families, and others, are recruited and trained to give them the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence, to provide group and one to one support, and awareness training.

Charity Number: Exempt

The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) is the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research and independent of the UK Ministry of Defence. KCMHR draws upon the experience of a multi-disciplinary team and is led by Professor Sir Simon Wessely and Professor Nicola Fear. The purpose of KCMHR is to undertake research investigating military life and the health and well-being of the Armed Forces community, using quantitative and qualitative methods. We aim to conduct high quality research that positively impacts the Armed Forces community and work collaboratively with other academic, charity and government institutions to achieve this.

Contact Information

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/kcmhr/index.aspx
kcmhr@kcl.ac.uk
King's College London
Weston Education Centre
10 Cutcombe Road,London
SE5 9RJ

Support Offered

KCMHR conducts original and impactful research that aids and supports the Armed Forces community through healthcare provision or policy change within the MoD, the National Health Service and within the Voluntary sector. Our flagship studies include our health and wellbeing cohort study assessing the long-term health of UK Armed Forces, ADVANCE – a 20-year cohort study assessing battle casualties’ long-term health outcomes and our families studies that assess the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents and children of Armed Forces families. Our studies have been used to analyse various military issues, and papers have been published in peer reviewed, scientific journals. Our findings are regularly reported in the press and help shape government policy towards military personnel with our research published in high impact journals such as the British Medical Journal and The Lancet. KCMHR aims for academic excellence, high quality research, and is actively engaged in education and teaching helping to deliver BsC and MsC modules in military health and trauma at King’s College London.

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