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Charity Number: NIC100908
Company Number: NI607703

AA Veterans Support is a Northern Ireland based charity set up to provide help and support for Veterans and their families throughout Northern Ireland.

It is our aim to provide the necessary support services for those Veterans or their family members that may need our help.

We believe that our Forces and their families deserve our lifelong support, we aim to provide Practical, Training, Emotional and Financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families. Whenever they may need us, we’ll do whatever we can to help.

Our vow is that no matter the size of the problem we will provide help, advice and assistance in overcoming it.

Contact Information

http://www.aavsni.com
info@aavsni.com
Unit C3 Edenderry Industrial Estate
326 Crumlin Rd
Belfast
BT14 7EE
028 9074 7071

Support Offered

Practical, Training, Emotional and Financial support

Charity Number: 1039386
Company Number: 2751104

Change Step is a veteran to veteran peer mentoring and advice service. This service is for military veterans and others with post-traumatic stress disorder and a range of psychosocial problems who want to make positive changes to their lives.

Change Step offers effective support for veterans, their families and carers in Wales – enabling them to access vital support services and tackle serious stress and related issues.

Our team of peer mentors use their own experiences to help fellow veterans and their loved ones confront challenges in their lives and manage their journeys of recovery.

Contact Information

http://www.changestepwales.co.uk/
Ask@change-step.co.uk
Ty Dafydd Alun
39 Princes Drive
Colwyn Bay,Conwy
LL29 8LA
0300 777 2259

Support Offered

The programme offers peer support, training and case management through engagement with relevant health and welfare services. Change Step works collaboratively with statutory bodies and other relevant organisations to ensure an accessible and comprehensive framework by which to guide individuals towards the most appropriate service.

Charity Number: 1153185
Company Number: 08633047

Launchpad is a registered charity that provides veterans (and their partners) of all Services with affordable, self-contained flats arranged in managed houses in Newcastle (34 flats) and Liverpool (52 flats).
The houses, Avondale House in Newcastle and Speke House in Liverpool, provide veterans with accommodation as well as recreation, training and IT facilities.
The staff provides support and guidance to the veterans, as well as harnessing support of other organisations, to help residents successfully make the transition from military to civilian life.
An important part of the process is integration with the local community and mutual support.
All this is provided to enable the veterans to avoid homelessness, unemployment and social exclusion.

Contact Information

http://www.afv-launchpad.co.uk
enquiries@afv-launchpad.co.uk
3 Hansard Mews
Holland Park
London
W14 8BJ
0300 1111 238

Support Offered

Excellent recently refurbished, self-contained flats at an affordable price in Newcastle and Liverpool.

Communal facilities for recreation and training, an IT suite, WiFi, laundry room and garden.

Assistance to arrange and manage benefits and finances.

Training for employment through other providers.

Assistance with job searches and job applications, with other providers.

Assistance with search for permanent accommodation, with other providers.

Access to recreational, sporting and adventure pursuits, with other providers.

Engagement with the local community.

Company Number: 21084R

To provide affordable and sensitively managed sheltered housing for people over 60 years of age, giving priority to those who have served in the Armed Forces and their surviving partners or relatives.

Contact Information

http://www.agamemnon.org.uk
enquiries@agamemnon.org.uk
Agamemnon House
Lindisfarne Close
Cosham,Portsmouth
PO6 2SB
02932387086

Support Offered

We offer sheltered housing that is supported by an on-site warden. Accommodation consists of single and double flats within a communal court set in beautiful grounds.

Charity Number: 1155813

Age Cymru Dyfed promotes the health and well-being, primarily of older people, in and around west wales (ie the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire).

The charity provides a range of services including Information & Advice relating to financial and physical and emotional wellbeing; Byw Adref (home help); Befriending Life Links; Hospital Discharge; Digital Inclusion; nail cuttings; Covid-19 support; and information and support to older veterans of the British Armed Forces

Contact Information

http://www.agecymru.org.uk/ceredigion
reception@agecymrudyfed.org.uk
27 Pier Street
Aberystwyth
SY23 2LN

Support Offered

On-going information, advice and support to older military veterans including supporting access to welfare benefits and military pension/compensation claims, befriending, advocacy, housing adaptations, Covid-19 emergency support; help to establish digital connections etc

Coordinating the establishment of the West Wales Veterans Archive in the National Library of Wales:

https://www.peoplescollection.wales/users/44171

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.

Charity Number: 1006504
Company Number: 2604011

Ending homelessness for veterans by providing a pathway of accommodation and support to enable them to move on to a successful, independent and fulfilling life

Contact Information

http://www.alabare.co.uk
enquiries@alabare.co.uk
Riverside House
2 Watt Road
Salisbury
SP2 7UD
01722 322 882

Support Offered

Temporary supported accommodation – both higher and lower support homes, through which residents can transition to independence

Signposting to specialist support services

Mentoring and Befriending

Charity Number: 1148194
Company Number: 07930954

Allied Services Trust:

1. Provides unbiased education to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for possible future incapacity
2. Empowers people to make informed decisions about who might help them in the future with their financial and welfare matters
3. Offers a drafting service which is accessible and affordable
4. Offers an administration service to help those who are vulnerable and have no-one else to act on their behalf
5. Operates on a not for profit basis offering additional reduced fees for those on low income and experiencing financial hardship

Contact Information

http://www.alliedservicestrust.org/
enquiries@alliedservicestrust.org
The Granary
Newlands Manor Farm
Everton
SO41 0JH
01590 644073

Support Offered

Lasting Powers of Attorney
Attorneyship Administrations
Court of Protection Applications
Deputyship Administrations
Unbiased Education
Drafting Workshops
Mobile Clinics
Supports people Nationally

Charity Number: 1191968

The Hub provides a Tri-Service Hub offering a safe environment with a single point of focus for Armed Forces Personnel, Service Leavers, Veterans and their families/dependents providing the best, timely, on-going, comprehensive and appropriate support/signposting through various diverse and trusted providers using a multi-disciplined approach of joined up working to achieve an optimised, efficient, person centred service to its users promoting high levels of engagement, increased confidence, resilience and well-being, self-efficacy and the facilitation of skills transfer for the individual back into the community.

The Hub researched ‘best practice’ by working with veterans and has obtained a reputation for focusing its outcomes on work and health related activities. Whereas other veteran charities focused on generic counselling and support services, The Hub focuses on working with veterans to stabilise their lives and then help them back into work, resulting in real job outcomes and improving their quality of life.

Contact Information

http://
info@armedforceshub.org
CoLab
3 King William St
Exeter
EX4 6PD

Support Offered

The Hub Offer, Products and Services, Key Features and Benefits:

• City Centre Location, easy access in the heart of the Community.
• The model is both enabling and supportive, perceiving the wounded, injured and sick part of the veteran and service leaver’s community as an asset. Our activities are driven by our values which include Community, Peer Support, Voluntary Service, Professionalism, independence and inclusivity (service available to all eligible).
• It is not a military charity, therefore non-judgmental. We will treat all Veterans and Service Leavers with unconditional regard whatever their circumstances or experience.
• Complimentary service NOT a competitive one. A catalyst between organisations providing a common link but a single point of triage.
• Identifies critical issues and deals with them.
• Person-centred and solution focused speaking the same language as client group.
• Appointments are not time bound and clients are seen immediately.
• Not constrained by the ‘Form A’ process of other military charities, more flexible so can provide help immediately.
• Community focused (Local service with local connections and opportunities) with defined objective of transferring veteran’s and service leaver’s skills back into the Community i.e. Employment, Volunteering, Work Experience or other meaningful occupation.
• Offers ‘safe’ environment where clients are therefore happy to engage, re-instating a feeling of trust and self-worth.
• Bespoke employment and training information and advice.
• Bespoke personalized support, mentoring and coaching.
• Reduced isolation and increased integration with society/community through Peer Support and Volunteering.
• Access to advice and information surgeries.
• Quicker referral routes/access to specialist services – Help for Heroes, Veterans UK, SSAFA,
NHS Veterans Mental Health Services, op Courage, Combat Stress, RBL contact centre, for those currently serving, Service Leavers, Veterans and their families/Dependents, Assistance
with claims to DWP Benefits (JSA, ESA, PIP), Homelessness/Housing Advice, RFEA, Poppy
Factory, RAFA, Officer’s Association, Drug and Alcohol Services, War pensions & Armed Forces
Compensation Scheme (AFCS) advisor service – support with appeals.
• As a result of above reduced pressure on statutory services.
• Bespoke support for those leaving the Criminal Justice System or at risk of offending/re-offending working with The Police and NHS Liaison and Diversion Services.
• Partnership approach of “The Hub” – by working together with military services and charities, means that overall military based services are not duplicating support. Charities are working together to make sure that their services are not duplicated and can work directly with other military organisations.
• Closers connections – closer working results in closer connections and faster action for client. A wrap-around service is provided to the client in one location – resulting in less travel, less form filling, less referral appointments and a truly in-depth service that meets most of the client’s needs.

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