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Company Number: 4944719

The Armed Forces Outreach Service (AFOS) is a local authority partnership. The Gateshead Housing Company are the lead organisation but AFOS is a partnership with local authorities and social housing providers in Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, South Tyneside, Durham and Northumberland.

Contact Information

http://www.gatesheadhousing.co.uk
enquiries@gatesheadhousing.co.uk
Gateshead Housing Company
Civic Centre
Regent Street,Gateshead
NE8 1JN

Support Offered

The Armed Forces Community Outreach Service provides a single point of contact for those due to be discharged, veterans, serving reservists and all family members. Based within a housing setting, the service provides housing advice and support but support and advice can also be provided on a range of issues including benefits, debt, pensions, substance mis-use, accessing employment, education, accessing community groups and any aspects of the general transition into civilian life. Advice and support can be provided directly or through partnership work and signposting to more specialist agencies. All of our existing staff have previously served in the forces and understand the barriers that the transition into civilian life can bring. The service operates across the area of Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, South Tyneside, Durham and Northumberland.

Charity Number: 518806
Company Number: 01944414

BASIC exists to serve people recovering from a traumatic brain injury or neurological illness. The organisation specialises in rehabilitation services for people and their families who are recovering from stroke, head and spinal injury, brain haemorrhage, brain tumour or similar injury/condition.

Contact Information

http://www.basiccharity.org.uk
enquiries@basiccharity.org.uk
554 Eccles New Rd
M5 5AP

Support Offered

Mental health services
Physical rehabilitation services
Cognitive rehabilitation services
Vocational support services
Complimentary therapies
Benefits and welfare rights advice
Social and therapeutic activities

Scottish Charity Number: SC043908

Glen Art supports veterans and their families.

Contact Information

http://www.glenart.co.uk/g/
info@glenart.co.uk
The Old Garden Centre
Erskine Home
Bishopton
PA7 5HS
07980631110

Support Offered

We organise artistic and gardening activities, as well as providing dogs and training for veterans with our BRAVEHOUND Project.

Through our partnership with the New York based Outside the Wire theatre company we co-present Theatre of War in the UK raising public awareness of PTSD and helping to remove the perceived stigma attached to a PTSD diagnosis in the military and veteran community.

We provide direct practical support in times of need.

Charity Number: 1158886

Building Heroes provides ex-service personnel with a rapid transition into careers in the construction industry through retraining and employment support.
We provide an intensive programme covering a range of building skills, plus relevant health and safety training, to equip our graduates to progress into employment, self-employment or further training.
We have a growing network of employers able to offer job opportunities and provide appropriate individual support with your chosen career path.

Contact Information

http://www.buildingheroes.org.uk
info@buildingheroes.org.uk
Lodge Cottage
Brinsbury Estate
Staine Street, North Heath,Pulborough
RH20 1DJ
01798 874521

Support Offered

Five week intensive course in building skills: brickwork, rendering, plastering, painting, tiling, plumbing, carpentry and joinery leading to Level 1 qualification
Level 1 Health & Safety in Construction, CSCS Labourers Card
Asbestos Awareness training
Welfare support during training
Employment support/career guidance
Introductions to employer network providing a range of job opportunities
Signposting advice and guidance on self-employment or further training

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.

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: 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: 1144814
Company Number: 07245570

Forces in the Community is a local charity committed to supporting ex-service personnel, reservists and their families to reach their full potential. The charity supports the clients and their families, who are often disadvantaged and at a point of crisis in their lives. We provide a community focal point. The aim is to transform lives.

Contact Information

http://www.forces.org.uk/
info@forces.org.uk
2 Cross Street
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 2NX
01159 220 320

Support Offered

Tailored employment guidance including CV, interview techniques and job search

Mental health support and counselling

In-house training courses

Housing advice and assistance

Welfare support

Debt and finance signposting

Prison work and offender support

Mentoring and Befriending

Community outreach services

Peer led community centre

Charity Number: 1157531
Company Number: 7192349

Our purpose is to provide practical support to improve the quality of life for bereaved military family members – parents, partners and children. We also contribute to the provision of good quality, affordable and sustainable accommodation through partnerships with housing associations for ex-service personnel, so they can build new and rewarding lives when their service careers finish.

Contact Information

http://www.forcessupport.org.uk/
admin@forcessupport.uk
Witney Business & Innovation Centre
Windrush House
Windrush Industrial Estate,Witney
OX29 7DX
01993 848244

Support Offered

We offer hands-on support including garden maintenance, painting and decorating and other DIY services based on requests made by bereaved families. To date we have completed nearly 600 projects in the UK. We have supplied 300+ remembrance benches and fire pits as well as hundreds of remembrance cards to families to ensure they do not feel forgotten, and personalised memory books. We have also commissioned 10 personal portraits of fallen soldiers.
In support of veterans we are currently working alongside Broughton House based in Manchester to provide funding to expand their Armed Forces Support Hub. This is a one-stop shop that provides tailored advice and support for health, housing, welfare, social and employment issues. We are also working with Haig Housing Trust on various projects. One example is funded scooter shelters for veteran homes in Moredon.

Charity Number: 1150408
Company Number: 08190905

Forward Assist is a ‘Veteran Centric’ Registered Charity based in North Tyneside. Its core aim is to enrich the lives of UK veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Forward Assist believes that by promoting ‘active citizenship’ former servicemen and women will become both, ‘key stakeholders’ and ‘community leaders’ in their chosen communities. Forward Assist enables veterans to use their transferable military skills to do good for others through well supervised projects that support those less well off than themselves. Forward Assist provides ‘life changing’ opportunities such as international travel, whilst increasing self-esteem and the aspirations of those that have served in British Armed Forces. In doing so Veterans gain the respect of the wider civilian community, significant others, thus facilitating a smoother transition to civilian life.
Forward Assist have developed a portfolio of local employers who support our veteran community by working closely with our Education Training & Employment Coordinators to facilitate vital work experience/ placements, career advice and guidance, interview skills, and realistic employment opportunities.

Contact Information

http://www.forward-assist.com/
admin@forwardassist.com
C/O John Willie Sams Centre
Market Street
Dudley
NE23 7HS
0191 250 4877

Support Offered

1. Support all HM Armed Forces veterans & Reservists regardless of time served, age or physical/mental condition.
2. Refer and chaperone process to supporting Charities & Organisations for assistance with health, substance abuse, family breakdown, legal advice, education & training, homelessness, Criminal Justice system involvement, financial & debt advice, welfare, funding options etc.
3. Diversionary activities to encourage engagement and deter social isolation.
4. Mental & physical wellbeing through sporting activities.
5. Community benefit projects to underpin confidence, team work, self-worth and community integration.
6. Full employment support package including CV writing (tailored for the applied role), interpreting transferable skills, interview preparation, variations of application formats, arranging work placements specific to the veterans targeted career goal, identifying training gaps/courses/funding options, volunteering opportunities while searching for employment.
7. Development of independent living skills.
8. Mentoring through unemployment and external agency support.
9. Opportunity of annual international travel (France/USA) for engaged and progressed veterans.

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