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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.

Charity Number: 1124508
Company Number: 6543150

Employment & Enterprise – we provide training, coaching and job brokerage support as well as creating transitional employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions within our social enterprises. We provide specialist services for particular groups led by people with lived experience.

Community engagement
Landscape design and build
Early intervention to support health and wellbeing
Safe and sustainable business support
Youth focused coaching, training and leadership programmes

Contact Information

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/msstt
greatermanchester@groundwork.org.uk
Trafford Ecology Park
Lake Road
Trafford Park,Manchester
M17 1TU

Support Offered

Operation Re-org is the area of our work that has specific relevance to the military community. Operation Re-Org is our ex-military skills for employment programme; it helps veterans who have struggled to find permanent employment because of difficult personal circumstances such as physical injuries, mental health problems, substance misuse issues, homelessness or having a criminal record.

We work with local forces charities to identify veterans who may benefit from our help. The programme, which is led by Terry Morley, a veteran who served with the 1st Battalion King’s Regiment, includes:
– Personalised assessment to identify support needed and establish goals
– Intensive 1-1 mentoring, support and training to build skills and confidence
– Development of a ‘working mind-set’ – essential workplace behaviours
– Job brokerage services to support people into job vacancies followed with 6 months in work support
– Bespoke training packages to support veterans back in to employment including accredited qualifications e.g. health and safety, first aid and CSCS.

The aim of the programme is for veterans to progress into sustained employment and gain long-lasting positive changes in their personal circumstances as a result of having a regular salary and routine, the opportunity to learn new skills, increased social interaction and improvements in confidence and feelings of self-worth.

We also provide additional IAG support services and work with a wide range of employers in the public and private sector to help them recruit armed forces veterans into their workforce.

We are also a specialist provider of employment focused support services for people that have a criminal record, including through the gate support for people that have served a custodial sentence.

Charity Number: 1148155

They provide a ‘Service of Care’ for veterans who for whatever reason find themselves vulnerable and living rough.

Contact Information

https://help4homelessveterans.org/
help4homelessveterans@gmail.com
105 Grange Road
Royston
Barnsley
S71 4LG
07586777856

Support Offered

“Our mission is to source and provide accommodation to Ex Service Personnel who are living rough or in unsatisfactory accommodation”.

Charity Number: 1120920
Company Number: 6363256

Help for Heroes is a charity that offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving our country.

Contact Information

http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk
14 Parker’s Close
Downton Business Centre
Downton
SP5 3RB

Support Offered

Support is provided to individuals, other service charities, to enhance recovery facilities through capital build projects and at four Recovery Centres across the UK, which support veterans and serving personnel as part of the Defence Recovery Capability.

General Enquiries: 0300 303 9888

Welfare Support: 01980 844388

Charity Number: 1136671
Company Number: 07065815

Heropreneurs is a registered charity that has been created by successful entrepreneurs for the benefit of new entrepreneurs. Heropreneurs helps anyone, or their families, who has served in the Armed Forces on the commercial creation of a business and its future growth strategy. It is also increasingly being asked to help more established businesses on their future strategy.

Contact Information

http://www.heropreneurs.co.uk/
team@heropreneurs.co.uk
2 High Street
Mildenhall
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 7EJ
020 7193 4128 

Support Offered

To date Heropreneurs has helped create more than 100 new businesses and there are currently more than 20 taking part in our Mentoring Programme.

Our Mentoring Programme, led by our Chairman Peter Mountford, helps new businesses with their initial strategies. This includes:

• Whether or not the business is a sensible commercial proposition
• An assessment of the likely Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats for the business
• Advice on the creation of a Business Plan
• Advice on the Marketing Strategy of the business
• A review of the Financial Strategy of the new business
• Access to the extensive network of contacts of Heropreneurs
• Advice on funding sources if required
• The possibility of Heropreneurs investing in the business

All Mentors have a clearly demonstrated success record in their industry, so they are well qualified for their role.

Occasionally, Heropreneurs invests in the new businesses that it helps.

Charity Number: 1151225
Company Number: 8236843

To provide advice and support to Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans about employment and vocational opportunities in the land-based sector.

Contact Information

http://www.highground-uk.org
95 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 2DX

Support Offered

Advice re land-based training, qualifications, work experience, employment and self-employment.

Rural Weeks programme starts Spring 2015.

Ongoing mentoring and support.

Provides Horticultural Therapy service at Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court.

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
Rushmore Borough Council Offices
Farnborough Road
Farnborough,Hants
GU14 7JU

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.

Scottish Charity Number: SC040765
Company Number: 360882

HorseBack UK is a charity which was set up in 2009 to empower service personnel and veterans suffering from life-changing injuries and post traumatic stress disorder. Using horsemanship and outdoor activities participants gain self confidence and self esteem amongst people who have experienced similar trauma.

Contact Information

http://www.horseback.org.uk/
emma@horseback.org.uk
Ferrar
Dinnet
Aboyne
AB34 5LD
01339 880487

Support Offered

The HorseBack experience is a three week residential programme spread over six months and follows three core goals: community, purpose and empowerment. It offers clients the opportunity to re-discover existing skills, learn new ones and gain a better understanding of themselves and their individual needs.

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