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Company Number: 5084125

The Personal Finance Society (PFS) is the professional body for the financial planning profession in the UK and a part of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
In 2017 the PFS established a pro bono services called Forces MoneyPlan offering free generic financial guidance to Armed Forces personnel and Veterans. This free and confidential service is part of our commitment under the Armed Forces Covenant to help ensure that recipients are placed in a more informed position in respect of their overall financial well-being and less vulnerable to financial misinformation and scams.
Pro bono services are a key offering of most professions and an important part of our ongoing campaign to build trust amongst consumers and membership organisations. The PFS has offered free generic financial guidance via MoneyPlan (a joint initiative with Citizens Advice) for several years and Forces MoneyPlan is a targeted extension of this hugely successful brand initiative.

Contact Information

https://www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/
Lyn.new@thepfs.org
Personal Finance Society
42-48 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2JP
07900 226151

Support Offered

Forces Moneyplan offers a free, confidential one-off consultation (by phone, face to face or online) with a fully qualified and regulated financial adviser who is a member of the Personal Finance Society and compliant with the societies code of ethics. The financial adviser will provide what is known as generic financial guidance designed to help individuals identify and better understand their financial needs or specific financial issues, services and/or products and make better informed decisions as a result. It will not involve giving personal recommendations about the suitability of specific products or services or their sale or promotion, as this is what is known as regulated financial advice which is outwith the scope of this offering.
Currently Forces MoneyPlan is promoted by several organisations that work in partnership with the PFS . These include:
The Veterans Gateway – all forces veterans can access the service via:
www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives//forces-moneyplan/forces-veterans.
The OnCourse Foundation – members of this forces charity can access the service via: www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/on-course-foundation/
Blesma – members of this forces charity can access the service via:
www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/blesma/
The Forces Pension Society – members of this forces charity can access the service via:
www.thepfs/about-us/initiatives/forces-moenyplan/forces-pension-society/
We currently have capacity to work in partnership with additional members of Cobseo and look forward to expanding our service accordingly. If you would like to know more, please contact either Tony Miles (Forces MoneyPlan Project Manager) tony.miles@thepfs.org or Lyn New (Forces MoneyPlan Administrator) Lyn.new@thepfs.org

Charity Number: 210063

A not-for-profit charity providing accommodation, employment and support services to Armed Forces individuals and families, particularly those who have experienced injury or sickness.

Contact Information

http://www.rbli.co.uk
enquiries@rbli.co.uk
Hall Road
Aylesford
ME20 7NL

Support Offered

RBLI delivers LifeWorks, an innovative and personalised guidance course to those transitioning out of the Armed Forces or Veterans who need to review their employment options or general career direction. Building on existing skills for employment beyond the Armed Forces, Lifeworks is designed to maximise potential for a successful and sustainable career in Civvy Street.

We also provide accommodation to Armed Forces personnel as well as a range of healthcare and welfare services

Charity Number: 206243

The RNBT was established under Royal Charter in 1922 to help those who are serving or have served as Warrant Officers and below in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, and their dependants, in times of need and distress; the collective term for the RNBT’s beneficiaries is The RNBT Family.

Contact Information

http://www.rnbt.org.uk
rnbt@rnbt.org.uk
Castaway House
311 Twyford Avenue
Portsmouth
PO2 8RN
02392 690112

Support Offered

Grants to assist with a wide range of individual needs
Regular charitable payments to older members of The RNBT Family on especially low incomes
Care of older people at the RNBT’s care and nursing home near Chatham, Kent and
The RNBT’s alms-house in Hornchurch, Essex
Advice on welfare related matters

Scottish Charity Number: SC012739

Provide supported independent living accommodation for ex-Service people and ex-Merchant mariners who are homeless or in need.

Contact Information

http://www.svronline.org
info@svronline.org
53 Canongate
Edinburgh
EH8 8BS
0131 556 0091

Support Offered

Help with benefits and pensions.
Financial support for residents on very low incomes.

128 high quality, single, en-suite rooms with full catering service in Edinburgh and Dundee. 25 affordable rental flats.

Practical, emotional and welfare support including housing support. 24 hour support warden cover.

Charity Number: 1178408

Soldiers League uses Rugby League as a vehicle to support SP and Veterans who have suffered injuries (physical or mental).
This is through support to attend Rugby League events or through participation in our Wheelchair Rugby League side.

Contact Information

http://www.soldiersleague.com
committee@soldiersleague.com
14 Figsbury Ridge
Salisbury
SP4 6JA

Support Offered

We have strong links into the Rugby League community, through the national governing body (RFL), a network of retired professional players, a network of serving and retired service personnel, and through the England Wheelchair RL and wheelchair Super League.

As 10% of SP come from traditional rugby league areas, this enables us to facilitate support through a non-military route to those in need.

Charity Number: 210760
Scottish Charity Number: SC038056

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885.

Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 85,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person.

We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Contact Information

http://www.ssafa.org.uk
marketing@ssafa.org.uk
4 St Dunstan's Hill
London
EC3R 8AD
020 7403 8783

Support Offered

6,500 trained caseworkers, operating through a local branch network, specialising in sourcing funds from assistance providers
1,000 volunteers supporting serving personnel and their families on military bases around the world
‘Forcesline’ – confidential helpline accessible from anywhere in the world: www.forcesline.co.uk
2 x SSAFA Norton Homes for families of wounded undergoing treatment at Selly Oak Hospital and Headley Court
3 x support groups for bereaved families, bereaved siblings and families of wounded personnel
Housing advisory service and housing options including a residential care home and temporary ‘Stepping Stone’ ‘housing for estranged families
Healthcare, Social work, victim support and adoption services for serving personnel and their families

Charity Number: 1090579
Company Number: 04344486

Caring for people with severe physical disabilities.

Contact Information

http://www.chaseley.org.uk
info@chaseleytrust.org
Chaseley
South Cliff
Eastbourne
BN20 7JH
01323 744 200

Support Offered

Subsidised respite care may be available in cases of financial hardship. Residential and respite/holiday nursing care.

Rehabilitation, physiotherapy, postural and cognitive assessments, day care, counselling, speech and language therapy, bespoke splinting.

Charity Number: 219279

Caring and campaigning for the serving and ex-Service community.

Contact Information

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk
info@britishlegion.org.uk
199 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1AA
02032072100

Support Offered

Grants and funding for temporary crisis.
Loans. Assistance finding financial help/ grants.

Short/ long term residential care.
Holiday/ respote homes.

Emotional support and care.
War grave tours.

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