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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

Charity Number: 1139855
Company Number: 7363827

Links Combined Forces is a Mental Health project covering Carmarthenshire. The charity supports serving Armed Forces personnel, Veterans, and their families. The charity aims to support those who have experienced or are living with mental ill health to enable them to build self-confidence, self esteem learn new skills, improve health and overall well-being.

Contact Information

http://www.links.uk.net
combined.forces@links.uk.net
Unit 4
The Palms, 96
Queen Victoria Road,Llanelli
SA15 2TH

Support Offered

Links Combined Forces has worked with Veterans for over 8 years and have developed the project in line with need. The project currently offers welfare support, signposting, personal development, telephone buddy scheme, NAAFI style coffee mornings throughout Carmarthenshire and daily activities which Include – Miniature Figure Painting, IT, Arts and Crafts, Digital Photography and outdoor activities. The project also supports veterans with volunteering and work opportunities.

Scottish Charity Number: SC040690
Company Number: 362801

The charity is primarily designed as a ‘drop-in’ centre, with no appointments necessary. Our aim is to advise and support former members of our UK Armed Forces, reservists and their families, throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians, who experience any form of disadvantage post service. We have a small team of dedicated staff readily available to tackle any challenges that present, however minor or complex.

Contact Information

http://www.lvc.scot
contact@lvc.scot
22 Eskdaill Court
Dalkeith
EH22 1AG

Support Offered

– A four day per week drop-in service, with no appointment necessary
– The LVC team provide advice support with employment, education, housing and benefits. Through our partnership work we provide quick reaction support for those with mental health challenges.
– Our drop-in centre is a safe place for “a brew and a blether” with fellow Veterans or to receive specialised support
– Friday’s at LVC are the social hub of the week, with our bacon roll morning
– Monthly social events, outings, sports and outdoor activities are also popular parts of our programme.
– We provide specialist support for partners of Veterans
– LVC also offers transition support to serving personnel due for discharge.

Charity Number: 1157257

Mode Rehabilitation offers free and confidential counselling and psychological services for people living in Stockport. We specialise in delivering support to ex-military personnel, and work closely with a number of military charities and organisations.

Contact Information

http://www.moderehabilitation.com/
hello@mode.me.uk
Phoenix House
Whitefield Road
Bredbury,Stockport
SK6 2SS
0161 494 1515

Support Offered

We specialise in working with a range of combat-related issues including brain injury, loss of limbs, PTSD, anxiety, and substance misuse, and offer a range of in-house therapies specifically tailored to addressing these issues including:
CBT for depression and anxiety, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma, the 12-Step Approach for substance misuse, and massage and physiotherapy for joint and muscle injury, embodied trauma, and phantom limb pain. We also offer employment support in partnership with Project Recce, a veterans career transition program.

Company Number: 11479548

Phoenix Heroes CIC is a non-profit Community Interest Company supporting veterans, serving members of the Armed Forces and their families with a range of support services. We build veteran communities and create a natural peer support environment where our core support services are delivered directly to those who need additional help.

Contact Information

http://www.phoenixheroes.co.uk
info@phoenixheroes.co.uk
Castle House
South Street,Ashby De La Zouch
LE65 1BR
01206 932488

Support Offered

Employment networking – ERS Silver Award holders and aligned with many veteran friendly UK Companies.
Mental Health Support – BACP member Therapist and partnering PTSD support organisation. Our core team members are PTSD Awareness CPD accredited trained. Phoenix Heroes are also BACP organisational members.
Community Building – Our Veteran Carp Angling Club (VCAC) is one of the fastest growing communities in the UK. We have our own L1 & L2 Angling Coaches, and we are a “Get Fishing for Wellbeing” Angling Trust partner. We have a range of different community building initiatives and we are very family focussed.
Tackle 4 Heroes – Our Tackle 4 Heroes project is operating on a national scale enabling us to give FREE fishing equipment to our beneficiaries and their families so they can join our community fishing events.

Charity Number: 1165409
Company Number: 9553131

Service Dogs UK is a unique charity that partners Veterans with PTSD from the Armed Forces and Emergency Services with specially selected dogs from ‘rescue’. Once partnered they embark on a 9 – 12 month journey together, where under our expert guidance, they reach accreditation as an Assistance Dog Partnership.

There is no cost to the Veteran for the dog, the equipment, training, food or insurance, the charity pays all the costs of running the programme until the partnership eventually becomes accredited. It is a challenging journey but the Veterans are supported every step of the way as they work alongside other Veterans with PTSD and mentors who have completed the course. They learn to work as a team, to get to know each others needs and to become an excellent partnership that is proud to be seen in public and wear the special red harness.

All of our Veterans have free ongoing support from us for the life of the partnership and are prioritised for successor dogs. A re-test is required every year at no cost to the Veteran, the continuous support and assistance provided by the charity is part of our commitment to those who have served.

Contact Information

http://www.servicedogsuk.org
getintouch@servicedogsuk.org
Fareham Marina
Lower Quay
Fareham
PO16 0RA
03301200755

Support Offered

Our training methods and our programme have been formulated following extensive research with the help of a Churchill Fellowship in the USA and the Netherlands. The programme has been proven at every level and is the only UK PTSD Assistance Dog Programme accredited internationally and the only member of Assistance Dogs UK.

At each Hub we have a dedicated training team who are there to guide the prospective teams through the programme and onto accreditation. We have Veteran mentors who are on hand to provide support throughout the programme and we link in with other Armed Forces Charities to try and ensure ‘wrap around’ assistance if required.

Charity Number: 1169441
Company Number: 10008613

Sporting Force was established to help ex-service men and women make the transition from a life in the military to life as a civilian through social engagement, participation in sport, voluntary placements, training and qualifications into a variety of jobs in the sports and leisure industry. Life in the military is an active life and by working with sports organisations we can offer opportunities that appeal, ignite a passion and help create a new life outside of the services. All the opportunities we offer are inclusive and can be adapted to meet the needs of our disabled veterans. Our veteran centric approach ensures that sports qualifications and employment are successful and relevant to the beneficiary.

Contact Information

http://www.sportingforce.org/
info@sportingforce.org
The Digital Factory
Durham Way South
Newton Aycliffe,Durham
DL5 6XP
0800 050 9502

Support Offered

5 Step Recovery pathway & transition into civilian life through sport:

A. Each beneficiary will be allocated a Veteran Support Officer at time of registration. A progression pathway will be discussed and implemented. These are unique to each individual but a standard time line would be over 12 months from registration to significant outcome.

B. Initial engagement/personal contact is at an Open Day/Social Engagement event. These can comprise of a stadium tour, match day tickets, sports participation or a meeting with the SF team.

There will be opportunities and offers presented at the open day in relation to training, qualifications and pathways.

C. Training and qualifications in a variety of roles are offered as block/residential courses.

D. On completion of the training or at a defined point on the progression pathway the Veteran Support Officer (VSO) sources voluntary placements. These have primarily been professional football clubs and will continue to be so as this is the most popular interest from veterans. We have also placed veterans in a variety of roles and sports clubs including rugby, snow sports, cricket,gyms and boxing clubs.

E. Support into employment in the sports and leisure industry

Charity Number: 1184971
Company Number: 11843722

We support serving members of the Armed Forces, their partners and families; military veterans and those who have been bereaved; alongside the local community around where the Armed Forces are based.
We aim to improve the morale, welfare and recreation capabilities that promote the efficiency of the Armed Forces, by nurturing talent, broadening opportunity and supporting the mental, physical and emotional well-being needs. We aspire to create an inclusive and spirited Armed Forces Community wherein potential is realised and opportunity is maximised.
We provide sport and recreational facilities for serving and former members and their dependants in order to increase their physical fitness, promote esprit de corps.
We deliver bespoke welfare and recreation programmes which focus on the individual. Whether it’s the serving and their dependants, veterans, the bereaved, or the local communities which support our Armed Forces, we seek to enhance their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Contact Information

http://www.tedworthequestrian.com/
info@tedworthequestrian.com
Cromwell House
Hubert Hamilton Rd
Bulford Barracks
SP4 9JY

Support Offered

We’re constantly adapting our approach to best suit the needs of those who come to us for support. We provide the following programmes:
Therapy – bespoke activities and requires the careful combination of medical practitioner, equine expert, the individual and our horses.

Learning – projects under this programme assist both adults and children. They focus on developing life skills, values and building confidence and character.

Rehabilitation – deliver support to those rehabilitating from a range of issues. Current projects are focussing on addictions (drugs, alcohol and gambling) dependency, crime and behavioural issues.

Recovery – these programmes support those in recovery from anxiety and depression, grief, domestic abuse and isolation issues. The demand to support this latter group has significantly increased as a result of Covid-19.

Sport and Recreation – We support active lifestyles and the benefits they have on health and well-being. Therefore we make our equine centres affordable to all who wish to use them. We support the NHS in their delivery of a holistic approach to health and well being and the social prescribing of activities.

Firm Base – This programme supports our equine centres which provide the charity with a firm base from which to operate. The centres become vital welfare hubs which link together many families coping with isolation and welcome newcomers to the communities.

Virtual Equestrian Centre – thanks to the generous support of Sport England, Tedworth Equestrian’s ‘Virtual Equestrian Centre’ initiative uses a virtual platform to tackle inequality of opportunity and participation in equestrian activity. We aim to break down barriers, improve accessibility and work toward the goal of enhancing the wellbeing of the Armed Forces Community and the local communities in which the Armed Forces are based. The platform includes interactive zoom sessions and pre-recorded video content, tailored to the demands of equestrianism, and will be accessible to everyone online.

Equine Therapy Courses – thanks to funding from the Wiltshire Community Foundation and The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, The Armed Forces Equine Charity will work with Warrior Equine and Horseback UK to deliver four new equine therapy courses in 2021 that will help 40 people who are facing severe mental and physical health challenges. Attendees will work with the horses loose in a round-pen, building trust with the animals through body language, emotional control and stress management – all vital skills that can be translated into everyday life.
Veterans Polo – thanks to the generous 2 year Grant granted in May 2019 by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and co-funded by Tedworth Equestrian, the Veterans Polo Project aims to foster a sense of belonging among the veterans community. Delivered by Tedworth Park Polo Club, memberships range from social to corporate, accommodating all abilities and ambitions.

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