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Charity Number: 1146420
Scottish Charity Number: SC039189

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, giving lifetime support to serving and former soldiers and their families. Includes making grants to individuals and specialist charities that help ex-soldiers and their families.

Contact Information

http://www.soldierscharity.org
info@soldierscharity.org
Mountbarrow House
6-20 Elizabeth Street
London
SW1W 9RB
0207 901 8900

Support Offered

Financial assistance to relieve hardship:

Grants for living costs, emergency needs, debt relief

Provision of annuities and Educational Bursaries

Care home fees

Home adaptations

Furnishing and equipment

Mobility assistance

Funding Holiday breaks

Charity Number: 1176596

Dedicated to supporting the serving men and women of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and their families.

Contact Information

http://aggies.org.uk/
office@aggies.org.uk
Castaway House
311 Twyford Avenue
Portsmouth
PO2 8RN
02392 650505

Support Offered

Pastoral support to serving personnel and their families centred on Chaplaincy based ‘Havens’ situated on bases and Families Centres in SFA areas around the UK.

Storybook Waves provides the opportunity for service personnel who are deploying to record bedtime stories for their children.

Academic Institution

Contact Information

http://anglia.ac.uk/vfi
Matt.fossey@anglia.ac.uk
Veterans & Families Institute
Anglia Ruskin University
Chelmsford Campus, Bishop Hall Lane,Chelmsford
CM1 1SQ

Support Offered

The Veteran & Families Institute Director, Matt Fossey has extensive expertise in the UK voluntary sector, including working with the mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness as National Stakeholder Manager on the national anti-stigma campaign “Time to Change”. Matt is chair of the National Veterans Offender Working Group and is also a member of the DWP Veterans Working Group. Matt is a Senior Associate with the Centre for Mental Health and is also vice-chair of Healthwatch Essex. Matt has written widely including publications on veterans’ health and wellbeing, mental health and liaison psychiatry, including a number of key publications with economist Michael Parsonage.
Matt is supported by a host of academics researching issues related to veterans and their families including, Post Operational Stress Management, the effects of limb loss, Sexual Violence, Veterans in the Criminal Justice System, Spousal Employment and , Mental Health.

The Veterans Research Hub provides an accessible, contemporary and authoritative repository of UK and international research-related resources and literature on military veterans and their families, including transitions to civilian lives, that informs and stimulates research, policy development, improved service delivery and journalistic enquiry.”Work on the project began in autumn 2015, hosted within the Veterans & Families Institute (VFI), and will run to autumn 2017, by which time the Hub itself will be established.

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: 249636

The AFCU’s objective is to extend the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in and through the Armed Forces by prayerfully: encouraging Christians in the Armed Forces to live out and develop their faith, act as salt and light, and encourage others to come to a committed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ: working for unity amongst Christians in the Armed Forces, and working alongside Military Christian Organisations in support of chaplains; supporting the Armed
Forces, providing Godly influence upon military culture; and exposing the role of Christians in the Armed Forces to the wider Christian and secular community.

Contact Information

https://www.afcu.org.uk/
office@afcu.org.uk
Unit 24
Shrivenham Hundred Business Park
Watchfield
SN6 8TZ
01793 783123

Support Offered

Support – we run a series of 13 week-long and weekend events throughout the year to support our members. These cover Christian support to serving personnel and their families. We provide pastoral support to Christian veterans in custody. We also support the MOD Service of Prayer held annually in London prior to Remembrance Sunday.

Expertise – we are practitioners of prayerful support for Christians in the Armed Forces. We are developing some non-clinical expertise in assisting sufferers of PTSD through prayer support to heal the spirit and alleviate mental pain.

Cooperation – We already collaborate with service chaplaincies, Aggie Weston’s and other faith networks. We are one of the organisations in the MOD Diversity and Inclusion Networks. We are listed as part of the Defence Employee Support Network in the Army publication ‘Widening Opportunities – A British Army Commander’s Guide to Employee Support Networks and attend associated meetings.

Charity Number: 1064522

The Army Dependants’ Trust is a charity which provides discretionary cash awards to dependants of officers & soldiers who die in service, from whatever cause, on or off duty.

Contact Information

http://www.army.mod.uk/welfare-support/23214.aspx
ADT-Sec@mod.gov.uk
Building 183
Trenchard Lines
Upavon,Pewsey
SN9 6BE

Support Offered

For a small annual donation the Trust relieves financial hardship for the member’s family in the immediate period following their loss. The Trust also supports ABF – The Soldier’s Charity, in its work with dependants. All members of the Army – Regular, Reserve and MPGS – are eligible to be members. This includes FTRS and NRPS personnel.

Charity Number: 1176393
Scottish Charity Number: SC048282

AFF is the voice of the Army family. It empowers and acts as an advocate and an independent expert witness to promote a quality of life which reflects the military covenant.

Contact Information

http://www.aff.org.uk
adminuk@aff.org.uk
IDL 414, Floor 1, Zone 7
Ramillies Buildings Marlborough Lines
Monxton Road ,Andover
SP11 8HJ
01264 382326

Support Offered

Highlights problems to chain of command and service providers.

Sign-posting service for assistance of every kind.

Charity Number: 216250
Scottish Charity Number: SC037605
Company Number: 61625

Barnardo’s is the UK’s leading children’s charity. We run over 800 children’s services and projects across the UK that transform the lives of children and young people every day.

Contact Information

http://www.barnardos.org.uk
supporterrelations@barnardos.org.uk
Barnardo's
Tanners Lane
Ilford
IG6 1QG
0208 550 8822

Support Offered

We work tirelessly to support children and young people to:
 thrive in stronger families; utilising an early intervention approach, based on the whole family and accounting for their emotional health and wellbeing
 provide safer childhoods; through targeted and tailored support to prevent abuse and child sexual exploitation while supporting looked after children and keeping them safe from harm
 build positive futures; with a focus on care leavers, supporting and managing what can be a difficult transition to adulthood

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

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
Frankland Moore House
185-187 High Road
Chadwell Heath
RM6 6NA
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.

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