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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: 1059945
Company Number: 3281047

Age UK Portsmouth (AUKP) helps adults across SE Hampshire to enjoy a better quality of life, with a specific focus on all aspects of ageing with dignity whilst achieving person-centred goals.

Our 80-year old Charity purpose is to relieve and assist with poverty and sickness, to advance education, promote equality and diversity, and to eliminate, where possible, disadvantage in all forms.

With Age UK Portsmouth’s increased learning and understanding of what it is to be a Veteran, the partner or family member of a Veteran, AUKP believes that Associate Membership of Cobseo would offer an ideal learning curve for our existing understandings and enable us to develop improved policies for dealing with issues of common concern and welfare.

As Age UK Portsmouth traverses its fourth year of working with Veterans and their families, our experience of bringing together holistic support offerings, incorporating all forms of information and advice, signposting, social activities participation as well as integration within the civilian community, grows exponentially and to be able to share and learn from peer organisations would be ideal.

Contact Information

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/portsmouth/
enquiries@ageukportsmouth.org.uk
The Bradbury Centre
16-18 Kingston Road,Portsmouth
PO1 5RZ
023 9286 2121

Support Offered

Our aim is to help older veterans stay independent and have greater confidence by providing friendly social contact, support and companionship.

Benefits checks are one of our most common requests, and last year we were able to help claim over £1.3 million in benefits for people living in the Portsmouth area. It is estimated that every year over £3.5 billion of benefits go unclaimed across the country, with three million older people living below the poverty line.

Many people are put off claiming either by the complexity of the benefits system, or they assume they cannot claim anything because they have some savings or own their home.

Issues we can help you with:
– Benefits and entitlements including War and Armed Forces Pensions
– Leisure and social activities including access to regimental associations
– Applying for a service medal or Veterans Badge
– Mental health support including PTSD
– Housing options
– Money matters
– Energy efficiency for your home
– Staying independent at home
– Family and personal matters
– Coping with bereavement
– Wills and funeral planning
– Legal issues
– Signposting to other agencies for additional services and support

We run a Breakfast Club for veterans which takes place twice a month on the second Friday and the last Friday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Bradbury Centre. All ex-service personnel are welcome to come along, together with their partners, to socialise with other veterans, take part in the banter and enjoy a great breakfast.

Charity Number: 1006504
Company Number: 2604011

Ending homelessness for veterans by providing a pathway of accommodation and support to enable them to move on to a successful, independent and fulfilling life

Contact Information

http://www.alabare.co.uk
enquiries@alabare.co.uk
Riverside House
2 Watt Road
Salisbury
SP2 7UD
01722 322 882

Support Offered

Temporary supported accommodation – both higher and lower support homes, through which residents can transition to independence

Signposting to specialist support services

Mentoring and Befriending

Charity Number: 1148194
Company Number: 07930954

Allied Services Trust:

1. Provides unbiased education to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for possible future incapacity
2. Empowers people to make informed decisions about who might help them in the future with their financial and welfare matters
3. Offers a drafting service which is accessible and affordable
4. Offers an administration service to help those who are vulnerable and have no-one else to act on their behalf
5. Operates on a not for profit basis offering additional reduced fees for those on low income and experiencing financial hardship

Contact Information

http://www.alliedservicestrust.org/
enquiries@alliedservicestrust.org
The Granary
Newlands Manor Farm
Everton
SO41 0JH
01590 644073

Support Offered

Lasting Powers of Attorney
Attorneyship Administrations
Court of Protection Applications
Deputyship Administrations
Unbiased Education
Drafting Workshops
Mobile Clinics
Supports people Nationally

Charity Number: 1084189
Scottish Charity Number: SC010315
Company Number: 4102768

Blesma is a national charity that helps serving and ex-service men and women who have experienced loss of limb, use of limbs, sight, speech or hearing, either during or after service.

Contact Information

http://www.blesma.org/join
ChadwellHeath@blesma.org
115 New London Road
Chelmsford
CM2 0QT
020 8590 1124

Support Offered

They provide practical, emotional and financial support to injured veterans and their families and widows as they rebuild their lives.

If you have served in the British Armed Forces and have suffered life changing injury, either during or after your service you can be eligible for Blesma Membership. Your injury does not need to have been sustained during combat, it could have happened during a training exercise or have been due to an accident or illness.

Charity Number: 216227
Scottish Charity Number: SC039411

Support for blind and visually impaired ex-Servicemen and women.

Contact Information

http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/
fundraising@blindveterans.org.uk
12-14 Harcourt Street
London
W1H 4HD
020 7723 5021

Support Offered

Assistance in accessing benefits and the provision of financial aid.

Nursing and residential care. Short and long term.

Nationwide welfare service, together with lifelong rehabilitation, training and support.

Charity Number: 1155225

To provide nursing and residential support for Ex-Service men and women

Contact Information

http://www.broughtonhouse.com
info@broughtonhouse.com
Park Lane
Salford
M7 4JD
01617402737

Support Offered

Nursing Care, full residential support. Physiotherapy, welfare. Tailored care plan including nutritional needs

Charity Number: 1159342
Company Number: 9152620

To provide assistance and welfare to, but not restricted to, veterans in the criminal justice system by the provison of a mentor.
To create a pathway back to normality for the veteran who has been in prison.

Contact Information

http://www.careaftercombat.org
enquiries@careaftercombat.org
Office 12
Newark Beacon Centre
Cafferata Way
NG24 2TN
01636 557 543

Support Offered

Mentorship programme of support
Group meetings in prison
Remote support service
Telephone helpline
Raising awareness through training
Connection to other services
Family support

Charity Number: 1072334
Company Number: 5646570

To provide a mulit-disciplinary approach for the care and rehabilitation of those with neurological and medical disabilities – predominantly those who have served with HM Forces.

Contact Information

www.careforveterans.org.uk
ceo@careforveterans.org.uk
Gifford House
Boundary Road
Worthing
BN11 4LJ

Support Offered

Residential nursing and rehabilitation care for physically disabled ex-Service personnel.

Charity Number: 1092762
Company Number: 4415685

Carer Support Wiltshire is a registered charity that supports all carers in Wiltshire. Our aim is to create carer friendly communities where carers are recognised, valued and supported.
A carer is anybody who provides support to a family member, friend or neighbour who could not always manage without that support
Our Courage to Care Service is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant to provide services to serving military families who are caring for somebody and may experience additional pressures due to the nature of serving family life
Courage to Care focuses on developing peer support networks, and offering additional skills that will enable carers to access work and accredited courses that will enable families to sustain themselves

Contact Information

http://www.carersupportwiltshire.co.uk
admin@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk
Independent Living Centre
St George’s Road
Semington,Trowbridge
BA14 6JQ

Support Offered

• Working with carers to identify what is important to them to enable them to maintain their own wellbeing
• Information, advice and signposting to health, social care and voluntary/charity sector support services
• Free training courses to help you in your caring role
• Pampering and complementary therapy sessions
• Days out and activities
• Breaks from your caring role
• Friendly support groups and carer cafés
• Opportunities to get involved and shape services
• Advice and support to prepare you for a return to work
• A monthly e-newsletter delivered to your inbox to keep you connected with news, what’s on locally and information on services and support available.

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