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Charity Number: 1150541

The Not Forgotten provides leisure and recreation for wounded serving and ex-service men and women with disabilities

Contact Information

https://thenotforgotten.org/
info@thenotforgotten.org
4th Floor
2 Grosvenor Gardens
London
SW1W 0DH
020 7730 2400

Support Offered

TVs for the those with restricted mobility or who are largely housebound and licences where a need exists

Holidays, for groups and individuals, including adventure activities and with carers where necessary

Days Out

Concerts and in-house entertainment for residents in ex-service care homes across the UK

Summer Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and Christmas Party in The State Apartments of St. James’s Palace for War Pensioners and those in receipt of compensation from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

Charity Number: 219279

Caring and campaigning for the serving and ex-Service community.

Contact Information

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk
info@britishlegion.org.uk
199 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1AA
02032072100

Support Offered

Grants and funding for temporary crisis.
Loans. Assistance finding financial help/ grants.

Short/ long term residential care.
Holiday/ respote homes.

Emotional support and care.
War grave tours.

To keep in touch with all those who served in the Royal Observer Corps, to help former ROC members to obtain assistance from the ROC Benevolent Fund or other organisations, to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Royal Observer Corps and to support any re-establishment of the ROC volunteer organisation to serve the Country in an appropriate role.

Contact Information

http://www.rocatwentytwelve.org
rocanat.jenny@blueyonder.co.uk
11 Melita Road
St Andrews Park
Bristol
BS6 5AZ

Support Offered

Charity Number: 1172407

Aiming to increase community cohesion and tackle social isolation by connecting people. Through the VC Gallery, we work to create meaningful engagement, combat and support poor mental health and social care amongst the Veteran and local communities.
We offer a positive support network, a creative space to help people re-connect through art, workshops, local events and opportunities within the area. We provide a diverse support network to empower and help develop a united, positive and safe environment. We provide weekly art sessions, outreach workshops within schools, memory cafes, retirement homes and for third sector organisations.
We offer a breakfast club once a week and help with housing issues, benefit problems and employment support.

Contact Information

http://www.thevcgallery.com
admin@thevcgallery.com
30 High Street
Haverfordwest
SA61 2DA

Support Offered

We offer peer mentor help, guidance and expertise with all veteran affairs.
We have excellent referral pathways with national organisations and our local Authority, keeping a close connection with the individual we work with a holistic approach to achieve the best outcome at all times.
Our expertise is offering a vibrant, creative space where people can socialise and expressive themselves through art, that can be at our art workshops, or volunteering at memory cafes, schools and residential homes.

Charity Number: 285891
Scottish Charity Number: SCO38932

Venture Trust’s Positive Futures programme provides specialist support to ex-service men and women struggling with the transition to civilian life. In partnership with military charities and organisations, Positive Futures forms part of a programme of personal development that helps participants to develop the life skills to see things differently and make positive changes.

The programme helps participants to negotiate barriers, gain some control of the situations within which they might find themselves, and to work towards achieving their personal goals. These could be applying skills learnt within the military; finding a home, rebuilding broken relationships; working towards living a healthy, safe and stable life; retraining or applying for a job; or utilising their skills through volunteering.

The programme is delivered in three phases. Phase one involves identifying the participant’s goals for the programme. Phase two is a seven-day journey in Scotland’s wilderness areas, designed to provide time and space outside the usual familiar surroundings, to develop new skills, and to gain confidence and independence. Phase three comprises one-to-one support, where the participant is helped to apply their new skills, achieve their aims, and move towards a more balanced and happier life.

Contact Information

https://www.venturetrust.org.uk
info@venturetrust.org.uk
Floor H
Argyle House
3 Lady Lawson Street,Edinburgh
EH3 9DR
0131 228 7700

Support Offered

Venture Trust supports people who are struggling with complicated life circumstances such as involvement in offending, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, caring responsibilities and other complications in their lives. These situations are often compounded by lack of access to services or low educational achievement, leaving individuals isolated, marginalised or in poverty. Venture Trust offers a three-phase personal development programme, working in communities across Scotland. The programme involves an intensive wilderness-based element, mentoring, and employability support which aims to help people unlock their potential. This may include better communication skills, consequential thinking and building positive relationships with others, growing in confidence and self-esteem, or moving towards education, training and employment.

Charity Number: 1155953

Our Vision:
To be there for those who have served in any of the UK Armed Forces (Veterans) for one day’s service or more, their families and dependents, who experience adverse issues and conditions, discrimination, or disadvantage during transition from military service, through resettlement, and in civilian life.
Our Mission Statement:
To help all serving members and veterans of the UK Armed Forces , their spouses, children, and dependents by working in partnership with others to assist in the provision of schemes, grants, and services for their resettlement, rehabilitation, retraining, employment , and welfare.
Our Values:
The Veterans Contact Point values its effective partnership working, demonstrating a non – judgemental diverse approach, challenging inequality and discrimination, by offering a professional, ethical, and accessible quality service to serving members and veterans of the UK Armed Forces, their families and dependents, empowering and aiding them to improve their lives and well-being within the community

The Veterans Contact Point (VCP) is a local military charity supporting veterans and their families in Warwickshire, Coventry & Solihull. The VCP started as a Veteran to Veteran run information, referral and peer support centre in 2011 to improve the access to support and information for serving and former members of the UK Armed Forces.

In February 2014 the VCP became a registered as military charity (Charity no: 1155953). It remains a veteran run organisation staffed totally by volunteers, including those who have served themselves, and who are committed to helping the local Armed Forces Community. The VCP offers an office base for partners and organisations who provide additional support, these include: SSAFA Warwickshire & Coventry; Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust – Ex-Armed Armed Forces Mental Health; Veterans UK; Citizens Advice Bureau; Warrior Programme; Coventry Solihull & Warwickshire AFCC; The Parachute Regimental Associations; Ubique Partnerships Limited and many more.

We ensure that every penny donated or raised is used in direct support of local Veterans and their families in the community. We provide information, advice and referrals to a wide range of specialist organisations and service charities. We also help veterans who have been in contact with the law through our Criminal Justice Partnership’s, providing a referral and information helpline service (telephone: 02476 348227).

We are open Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 16:00 hours. Referrals can be made by telephone, email or by dropping in at the VCP.

Contact Information

http://www.veteranscontactpoint.co.uk/
contactus@veteranscontactpoint.co.uk
Bentley Road
Nuneaton
CV11 5LR
02476 343793

Support Offered

Objects:
The relief in need of former members of the Armed Services, their spouses, children and dependents or organisations supporting their needs in particular but not exclusively by:
(i) providing or assisting in the provision of schemes for their resettlement, rehabilitation, retraining and employment; and
(ii) providing or assisting in the provision of grants, items and services for their benefit
 To provide a safe environment.
 To provide a professional assessment of needs.
 To provide a weekly job club & job preparation activities.
 To provide training courses where appropriate, leading to a recognised qualification or accreditation.
 To promote awareness of needs through presentations, partnership working, marketing and fund raising events.
 To provide mentoring/peer support.
 To promote and develop the use of the Armed Forces Centre and its resources to the wider community.
 To support and promote, with others the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Charity Number: 1120893
Company Number: 6263721

The Warrior Programme is a personal motivation and training programme. The course teaches individuals how to take control of their life, and how to increase confidence, motivation and focus, enabling participants to create a healthy, independent and balanced life style. The programme is particularly suitable for ex Service and Serving personnel in transition post operations.

Contact Information

http://www.warriorprogramme.org.uk
enquiries@warriorprogramme.org.uk
1 Thorpe Close
London
W10 5XL
0808 801 0898

Support Offered

3 day educational and motivational training programme and monthly meetings.

Charity Number: 1154510
Company Number: 08675134

Tom Harrison House is a Liverpool-based addiction recovery centre for military veterans, reservists, emergency services personnel, and their families. The abstinence-based, 12-week recovery programme provides support via a bespoke model which aims to treat addiction within the context of those who have a history of military service – with emphasis placed on the role of co-occurring trauma, safety, confidentiality, and camaraderie, as well as reintegration into “civilian” communities.

The project is framed as a community of veterans who possess shared experiences, perspectives, resources and potential blocks to recovery, and who also share the ability to overcome their issues through a highly structured and intensive programme, and with the mutual support of the group. We work to help our veteran clients to make strides toward improving their mental, physical and emotional health, and to regain the sense of community and camaraderie that they had previously experienced during their active service.

Contact Information

http://www.tomharrisonhouse.org.uk/
info@tomharrisonhouse.org.uk
4 Argyle Road
Anfield,Liverpool
L4 2RS
0151 909 8481

Support Offered

The project is framed as a community of veterans who possess shared experiences, perspectives, resources and potential blocks to recovery, and who also share the ability to overcome their issues through a highly structured and intensive programme, and with the mutual support of the group.

Programme elements are diverse and are designed to best reflect the needs of ex-military personnel – the weekly timetable includes physical training sessions, nutrition groups, equine therapy, 5-a-side football, motivational speaker sessions, family sessions, and an art/choir group. Alongside these activities are more traditional elements such as group therapy and personal assignment work. The programme also includes Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) and Seeking Safety groups each week – evidence-based methods that are found to be effective in veteran-specific rehabilitation centres in the USA.

Accommodation is provided for the duration of the programme. Support staff can also assist clients with associated issues, which may include medical issues, move-on housing, benefit entitlements, etc.

Charity Number: 1159599

‘Our Mission Statement: To provide support and guidance to individuals and families of those serving, or who have served, in any associated branch of the armed forces of the United Kingdom, in the transition from service to civilian life. Using all and any relevant agencies to achieve our aims.’

Contact Information

http://www.veteransupportcentre.org
info@veteransupportcentre.org
Veterans House
Hassell Street
Newcastle Under Lyme
ST5 1AR
01782 713963

Support Offered

As well as operating as a drop in centre for serving and former military personnel and their families, we other services, such as:
Organised battlefield tours
Casework via SSAFA – as we have our own SSAFA caseworkers on site
Internet Access
Help with requesting medals, and medal refurbishment
NHS Veterans Mental Health Complex Treatment Service, Walking with the Wounded, Veterans UK, Peace foundation all use the centre to see clients on a one to one basis.

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