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Charity Number: 207500
Company Number: 428236

The Charity provides sheltered housing with support plus holidays to seafarers in need.

Contact Information

http://www.careashore.org/
info@careashore.org
Springbok Estate
Alfold
Surrey
GU6 8EX

Support Offered

The Charity offers a good support service to its residents to ensure they can live as independently as possible.

There are support workers who can assist in maximising benefits, access grants and manage medication.

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.

Scottish Charity Number: SC046606

The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.

Contact Information

http://www.Fares4Free.org
info@fares4free.org
136 Elmore Avenue
Glasgow
G44 5BG

Support Offered

Fares4Free work with taxi firms, drivers and community transport organisations to provide veterans with free transport to help them access essential services and fight isolation one mile at a time.
Fares4Free drivers provide a welcoming safe environment and a listening ear.
Expertise:
Transport and journey planning.
Signposting

Charity Number: 1142494

To assist with the well-being of individuals within the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community past, present and future.

Contact Information

https://www.felixfund.org.uk/
melanie@felixfund.org.uk
Vauxhall Barracks
Foxhall Road
Didcot
OX11 7ES
07713 752901

Support Offered

The Felix Fund offers welfare support through:

• Therapeutic breaks for those recently returned from operational tours.
• Specialist coaching and mentoring to help relieve stress related illness.
• On-camp rehabilitation facilities.
• Confidential Helpline through Sapper Support.

And financial assistance:
• To the families of EOD operatives who have lost their lives.
• For funding of specialist equipment for physically and mentally injured serving and ex-serving soldiers.
• to EOD operatives and their families when facing hard times.

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: 1125556
Scottish Charity Number: SC040058
Company Number: 06593129

Haig Housing is the leading housing provider for ex-Service people and the strategic housing partner of Help for Heroes. The main object of the Trust is to provide housing assistance to the Service and ex-Service community and this is delivered through various options including:

General needs housing throughout the UK let to ex-Service people at affordable rent
Special needs housing to rent or part purchase through a shared ownership scheme aimed to help severely wounded and disabled Service and ex-Service people

Contact Information

http://www.haighousing.org.uk
enquiries@haighousing.org.uk
Alban Dobson House
Green Lane
Morden
SM4 5NS
0208 685 5777

Support Offered

A range of Housing Assistance including:

Provision of general needs housing for rent throughout the UK
Housing advice
Property finding, negotiation, purchase advice, support and management
In some cases pre survey inspection and assistance with conveyance
Adaptation advice and delivery
Tailored housing solutions for individuals including adapted housing for disabled Service personnel
Shared Ownership Scheme

Scottish Charity Number: SC040765
Company Number: 360882

HorseBack UK is a charity which was set up in 2009 to empower service personnel and veterans suffering from life-changing injuries and post traumatic stress disorder. Using horsemanship and outdoor activities participants gain self confidence and self esteem amongst people who have experienced similar trauma.

Contact Information

http://www.horseback.org.uk/
emma@horseback.org.uk
Ferrar
Dinnet
Aboyne
AB34 5LD
01339 880487

Support Offered

The HorseBack experience is a three week residential programme spread over six months and follows three core goals: community, purpose and empowerment. It offers clients the opportunity to re-discover existing skills, learn new ones and gain a better understanding of themselves and their individual needs.

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: 1146454
Scottish Charity Number: SCO044757
Company Number: 07313143

To introduce competitive motorsport to injured troops, starting with team endurance kart racing and progressing to team endurance car racing.

Contact Information

http://kartforce.org/
dave@kartforce.org
1 St Leger Court
Newbury
RG14 1TW
01635 770601 / 0782 462 8029

Support Offered

We offer the opportunity for troops with all sorts of injuries – physical and psychological – to take part in a sport where they compete as a team, in mainstream events, against able-bodied opponents.

We focus mostly on the racing but a bi-product of this has been the enormous benefits experienced by the participants, as outlined in the Clinical Study we had done.

http://www.kartforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/KartForce-Clinical-Study-Executive-Summary-Dr-Nigel-Hunt-September-2014.pdf

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