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Charity Number: 1066776
Company Number: 2610208

We will work with you, to ensure you get the information, advice and support you need, at times in your life when you need us.

Contact Information

https://www.improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk/veterans-and-family-hub
ilp@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk
Ernest English House
Buckwell Street
Plymouth
PL1 2DA

Support Offered

Improving Lives Plymouth has co-designed with veterans, their families and carers, and partners, a Plymouth Veterans and Family Hub at Ernest English House, Buckwell Street, Plymouth, PL1 2DA. The hub is run by veterans and their families for veterans and their families.
The hub provides social activity, peer support and mentoring, casework, support for older carers, and works with a range of organisations in the city to shape better pathways to employment, mental wellbeing, welfare, housing advice and financial information.
Volunteers from the veteran community and their families, and others, are recruited and trained to give them the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence, to provide group and one to one support, and awareness training.

Charity Number: 1146454
Scottish Charity Number: SCO044757
Company Number: 07313143

To introduce competitive motorsport to injured troops, starting with team endurance kart racing and progressing to team endurance car racing.

Contact Information

http://kartforce.org/
dave@kartforce.org
1 St Leger Court
Newbury
RG14 1TW
01635 770601 / 0782 462 8029

Support Offered

We offer the opportunity for troops with all sorts of injuries – physical and psychological – to take part in a sport where they compete as a team, in mainstream events, against able-bodied opponents.

We focus mostly on the racing but a bi-product of this has been the enormous benefits experienced by the participants, as outlined in the Clinical Study we had done.

http://www.kartforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/KartForce-Clinical-Study-Executive-Summary-Dr-Nigel-Hunt-September-2014.pdf

Charity Number: 1139855
Company Number: 7363827

Links Combined Forces is a Mental Health project covering Carmarthenshire. The charity supports serving Armed Forces personnel, Veterans, and their families. The charity aims to support those who have experienced or are living with mental ill health to enable them to build self-confidence, self esteem learn new skills, improve health and overall well-being.

Contact Information

http://www.links.uk.net
combined.forces@links.uk.net
Unit 4
The Palms, 96
Queen Victoria Road,Llanelli
SA15 2TH

Support Offered

Links Combined Forces has worked with Veterans for over 8 years and have developed the project in line with need. The project currently offers welfare support, signposting, personal development, telephone buddy scheme, NAAFI style coffee mornings throughout Carmarthenshire and daily activities which Include – Miniature Figure Painting, IT, Arts and Crafts, Digital Photography and outdoor activities. The project also supports veterans with volunteering and work opportunities.

Charity Number: 230090

Situated on the Suffolk Coast in a Grade II listed building the charity aims to provide seaside respite holidays and short breaks to ex members of the armed forces and the merchant service, and to their spouses and widows/widowers.

Contact Information

http://www.kitchenerslowestoft.co.uk/
kitchener@lowestoft.org.uk
10 Kirkley Cliff
Lowestoft
NR33 0BY
01502 573564

Support Offered

Originally founded in 1919 as a convalescent home for ex-service personnel as a memorial to Lord Kitchener the Centre now provides, from April to October, half board seaside holiday and short break accommodation with ten en-suite twin bedrooms.

Scottish Charity Number: SC040690
Company Number: 362801

The charity is primarily designed as a ‘drop-in’ centre, with no appointments necessary. Our aim is to advise and support former members of our UK Armed Forces, reservists and their families, throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians, who experience any form of disadvantage post service. We have a small team of dedicated staff readily available to tackle any challenges that present, however minor or complex.

Contact Information

http://www.lothiansveteranscentre.org.uk/
contact@lothiansveteranscentre.org.uk
22 Eskdaill Court
Dalkeith
EH22 1AG

Support Offered

– A four day per week drop-in service, with no appointment necessary
– The LVC team provide advice support with employment, education, housing and benefits. Through our partnership work we provide quick reaction support for those with mental health challenges.
– Our drop-in centre is a safe place for “a brew and a blether” with fellow Veterans or to receive specialised support
– Friday’s at LVC are the social hub of the week, with our bacon roll morning
– Monthly social events, outings, sports and outdoor activities are also popular parts of our programme.
– We provide specialist support for partners of Veterans
– LVC also offers transition support to serving personnel due for discharge.

Charity Number: 1135661

Bringing all serving and retired Seafarers together in a spirit of companionship, consideration and commitment towards a united lobby for the Community of the Sea.

Contact Information

http://www.mna.org.uk
mna.events28a@gmail.com
28A Bassenhally Road
Whittlesey
PE7 1RN

Support Offered

To relieve and assist all serving and retired Merchant Seafarers and their dependents who are in hardship or distress

Charity Number: 1177039

Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.

The charity is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.

The UK has the highest incidence of Mesothelioma in the world, this directly correlates to our imports of asbestos. As with many occupations and professions there is a measurable incidence of mesothelioma amongst our armed forces personnel and veterans. This has prompted Mesothelioma UK to establish specific armed forces information and to seek a closer working relationship with armed forces charities and services.

The charity’s vision is:-
• To be a ‘Mesothelioma Essential One Stop Shop’ for up to date Mesothelioma support, information and education.
• Support the NHS to drive up standards and ensure equitable access to world class treatment, trials and care.
• To help the UK to lead the way in making Mesothelioma history through world class audit, research and clinical trials.
• To raise the profile of Mesothelioma to help prevent future cases of asbestos related disease.

Contact Information

http://www.mesothelioma.uk.com
info@mesothelioma.uk.com
Unit 116 Greenacres
The Sidings
Leicester
LE4 3BR
0800 1692409

Support Offered

The ‘Mesothelioma UK – Supporting Our Armed Forces’ project:

• Provides a specialist mesothelioma nurse, based in Southampton.
• Provides a finance and benefits advisor who can deal specifically with Armed Forces personnel and veterans.
• Will work with multiple organisations and healthcare professionals, responsible for meeting the healthcare needs of Armed Forces personnel and veterans, to raise awareness about mesothelioma and available support.
• Will develop and deliver a range of information resources to raise awareness of the disease within the Armed Forces and military personnel community.
• Includes the launch of a Facebook group specifically for the Armed Forces patients and their family and friends – www.facebook.com/groups/mesoukarmedforces.
• Has a comprehensive research programme that will collate all available data to quantify and describe the mesothelioma burden among the Armed Forces and also explore the experience of Armed Forces personnel in relation to mesothelioma.

If you’re a serving member of the Armed Forces, a veteran, mesothelioma patient, family member or carer, a member of an Armed Forces partner organisation or other party interested about finding out more about how Mesothelioma UK is supporting our Armed Forces, the treatments and care available, or for advice on benefits/compensation claims, please contact Mesothelioma UK.

Charity Number: 1146159
Company Number: 7862605

To aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing opportunities through Motorsport.

We have two formal roles to Defence:

In the coordination and provision of motor sport as a recovery activity
As Relationship Managers to the automotive industry for vocational opportunities for the wounded, injured and sick

Contact Information

http://www.missionmotorsport.org/
team@missionmotorsport.org
Vantage Point Buinsess Centre
Micheldean
GL17 0DD
03330 338338

Support Offered

Our output is in three areas.

Experience – Firstly, in the provision of days out, privileged access to big events and in a first hand, front seat, white knuckle introduction to an exciting and engaging sport.
Competition – The preparation, development, coaching and teamwork involved in competition is a hugely cathartic experience. By engaging in sprints, hill climbs, track racing, and rallying we engender a real team ethos. It is about much more than just the driving – car and boat preparation, logistics, support and race management all present challenges to be overcome. This can greatly help in the rebuilding of an individual’s confidence and provides emotional as well as practical support, and we are chock full of examples of where that is exactly the case – where participation in motorsport is changing lives for the better.
Vocation – Mission Motorsport provides a range of training courses and educational opportunities to suit the needs of individuals. These range from one day basic car maintenance courses at our workshop near Tedworth House; to a Modular Motorsport Foundation course culminating in a residential placement working with a major race team

Charity Number: 1157257

Mode Rehabilitation offers free and confidential counselling and psychological services for people living in Stockport. We specialise in delivering support to ex-military personnel, and work closely with a number of military charities and organisations.

Contact Information

http://www.moderehabilitation.com/
hello@mode.me.uk
Phoenix House
Whitefield Road
Bredbury,Stockport
SK6 2SS
0161 494 1515

Support Offered

We specialise in working with a range of combat-related issues including brain injury, loss of limbs, PTSD, anxiety, and substance misuse, and offer a range of in-house therapies specifically tailored to addressing these issues including:
CBT for depression and anxiety, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma, the 12-Step Approach for substance misuse, and massage and physiotherapy for joint and muscle injury, embodied trauma, and phantom limb pain. We also offer employment support in partnership with Project Recce, a veterans career transition program.

Charity Number: 1074867
Company Number: 3731497

The NGVFA provides practical support and help to veterans and their families and our aim is to improve the quality of the day to day lives of those who have been affected by the 1990-91 and 2003 Gulf conflicts, as well as the present Afghanistan and all other future desert conflicts. We also help veterans from other conflicts that are in need of our advice and support.

Contact Information

http://www.ngvfa.org.uk
info@ngvfa.org.uk
Building E, Office 8
Chamberlain Business Centre
Chamberlain Road,Hull
HU8 8HL
0845 257 4853

Support Offered

Welfare and advocacy
Tribunal representation
A 24 hour free phone helpline
Fact sheets and guides
The Oasis Times – A quarterly newsletter
Website – with a members only area
Members’ online discussion forum with a private members section.
A Facebook group
Respite break – A yearly five day respite break for veterans and their families
Welcome pack for new members
Counselling
The NGVFA attends and organises a number of information and open day events around the country every year. Our aim is to visit each region of the country at least once a year.
VIPA – (Veteran’s Information and Personal Archive) is a bespoke database collating unique information and statistical data regarding veterans from desert conflicts.

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