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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: 1104212
Company Number: 7587011

As a charity we are devoted to working together to help children in need whose father or mother has died, or has sustained life threatening injuries whilst serving as a member of the British Armed Forces.

Contact Information

https://forceschildrenstrust.org.uk/
denny.wise@forceschildrenstrust.org.uk
'Quaver Rest'
65 Shawley Way
Epsom Downs
KT18 5PD
01737 361077

Support Offered

Educational trips, Holidays, Help with extra curricula activities, Bereavement Counselling Weekends, plus many other activities.

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
14 Church green
Witney
OX28 4AW
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.

Company Number: 4944719

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

Contact Information

http://www.gatesheadhousing.co.uk
AbigailSmith@gateshead.gov.uk
Gateshead Council
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, Durham and Northumberland.

Charity Number: 1152978

Give Us Time is a small, niche service charity that focuses exclusively on the military family. As a charity we provide free holiday accommodation to veterans and serving personnel and their families, as well as the families of those who have lost their lives due to military service. The holidays we provide – from a night in London, a weekend break in the country, or a week’s holiday in the sun – facilitate reconnection and readjustment to family life following long periods of separation due to operational deployment. As well as individual family holidays, we also run group holidays for those families who live, work and serve together. Give Us Time relies on donations of time from the owners of holiday groups, hotels, holiday homes and timeshares and puts them to good use. We believe that to have happy service personnel you need happy service families.

The Charity’s objects are: to support armed forces personnel, their families and veterans through such charitable means as the trustees think fit and in particular: (a) to support the morale of armed forces personnel by giving support to their family units; (b) to assist service families, especially, but not exclusively those who have suffered loss or injury; (c) to help both armed forces personnel and their families make the transition from military to civilian life; and to relieve serving and former members of the armed forces and their dependants who are in need by virtue of their physical or mental health or their economic circumstances.

Contact Information

https://giveustime.org.uk/
enquiries@giveustime.org.uk
73 Great Tichfield Street
London
W1W 6RD
02074708877

Support Offered

Give Us Time aims to provide holidays for both serving and veteran military personnel and their families from across the British Armed Forces. As a charity we mainly provide free holiday accommodation and ask the service family to cover travel, insurance and other holiday expenses. However, we also organise group holidays which are usually fully sponsored by the property donor and/or regimental group sponsoring the Service families attending the trip.

Charity Number: 1144661
Company Number: 07295751

We offer emotional and practical support to families facing challenging and complex needs, often finding family life overwhelming. Underpinning our work is the nurture and protection of children and the improved resilience of the family.

Our weekly home-visiting service provides free and confidential outreach support to families in their own homes, delivered by trained and supervised volunteers who are carefully ‘matched’ with the families they help. Through our support, we equip families to develop life skills in order to realise their full potential and make the best of their opportunities.

Contact Information

http://
info@hshants.org.uk
Wickham Community Centre
Mill Lane
Wickham,Hampshire
PO17 5AL

Support Offered

Home-Start Hampshire has an established history of supporting families in the Armed Forces, meeting the discrete needs of both serving and veteran families ensuring the best possible outcomes for children and families. By supporting families early on, we give children the chance to grow up with prospects rather than problems.

We provide practical and emotional support for Armed Forces Families who are experiencing isolation and loneliness, those who are disadvantaged through lack of community integration or frequent changes in education settings, and those disadvantaged through poor physical, emotional and mental health.

The one-to-one support is tailored to the families’ needs and is often supplemented by an opportunity to attend group activities and parenting courses. Our primary aim is to keep families together, prevent crisis or possible family breakdown and prevent the need for welfare or statutory intervention.

Charity Number: 1136722
Company Number: 07003472

To promote physical and mental good health in children and their parents.
To support parents in ensuring their children grow up with safe and effective care.
Along with their parents promote a safe, stimulating and happy environment for children.
In partnership with parents we help them to develop the financial stability and social, emotional and physical attributes they need to be the best parents they can be.

Contact Information

http://www.homestartrichmondshire.org.uk
admin@homestartrichmondshire.org.uk
Office 4, IPS Innovate
Colburn Business Centre
Chartermark Way,Colburn, Catterick Garrison
DL9 4QJ

Support Offered

For families with at least one child under the age of seven we offer home visiting for 2-3 hours per week. Our service is not time limited. Supported by our staff team, trained volunteers are linked to families to help parents with a range of differing needs.
The earliest years make the biggest impact and “Childhood Can’t Wait”.

Charity Number: 1083846

The relief of former members of the Royal Navy (Hong Kong Division) and the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and their dependants who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress and the advancement of the education and vocational training of such former members and their dependants in such ways as the Trustees from time to time think fit.

Contact Information

regtsec@rhgtheric.org.uk
c/o RHQ The RLC Dettingen House
Princess Royal Barracks
Deepcut,Camberley
Gu16 6RW
01252 833593

Support Offered

Scottish Charity Number: SC049263

ICARUS is a veteran-led mental health treatment charity. We provide therapy, counselling and help for the range of difficulties and problems which often evolve from trauma, PTSD or other commonly related conditions, such as anger-management, excessive alcohol use and drug abuse. We are open to all the uniformed services, whether in the Army, Navy or the Air Force.
Treatment for veterans is FREE of charge, regardless of rank, unit, service record or age. We also treat serving personnel.

Contact Information

http://www.icaruscharity.org
hello@icaruscharity.org
Third Floor
3 Hill Street
New Town, Edinburgh
EH2 3JP
0333 987 5055

Support Offered

At ICARUS we have developed a flexible and sympathetic treatment model which recognises the unique nature of military service and the military mindset and explored and adopted new concepts and treatment protocols, working on the basis that no ‘one size fits all’. Effective treatment has to be tailored to the individual and their personal circumstances. Reintegration back into civilian life often causes additional complications along with employment issues and drug and alcohol abuse. Even managing practical matters can impact on a veteran’s mental health. We try to offer veterans as much support and time as they require, to enable them to lead normal, well-adjusted lives.

All calls and enquiries are conducted in complete privacy. We understand the immediacy. You will be contacted and seen within 24 hours. All our sessions are online, using applications such as Zoom or Skype. Virtual treatment allows us to be more flexible with times and availability.

The majority of our team at ICARUS are connected to the armed forces – veterans themselves, married to veterans or closely associated with serving personnel. This veteran-to-veteran approach has been absolutely integral to the success of the charity, allowing an immediate understanding of the problems being faced, providing reassurance and support. Shared personal experience is a critical factor in dealing with the major crises that affect many of our veterans.

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