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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

Scottish Charity Number: SC043908

Glen Art supports veterans and their families.

Contact Information

http://www.glenart.co.uk/g/
info@glenart.co.uk
The Old Garden Centre
Erskine Home
Bishopton
PA7 5HS
07980631110

Support Offered

We organise artistic and gardening activities, as well as providing dogs and training for veterans with our BRAVEHOUND Project.

Through our partnership with the New York based Outside the Wire theatre company we co-present Theatre of War in the UK raising public awareness of PTSD and helping to remove the perceived stigma attached to a PTSD diagnosis in the military and veteran community.

We provide direct practical support in times of need.

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: 1053705

Ruskin Mill Land Trust (RMLT) specialises in developing award-winning educational and cultural centres out of heritage buildings, and has thirty years’ experience in working with vulnerable people with learning difficulties and mental health problems, with eight centres throughout England and Wales. It works in partnership with our sister charity, Ruskin Mill Trust, to provide the physical and aesthetic setting for our unique educational method, Practical Skills Therapeutic Education, and the charity’s therapeutic mission invites community participation through social enterprise.

Many aspects of the historical craft and industrial processes, namely woollen mills at its Gloucestershire property, glass manufacturing at its Stourbridge property, and cutlery at its Sheffield property, provide invaluable work experience and progression into work for the students of Ruskin Mill Trust Limited. The charity’s iconic and often listed buildings also provide interest to the local communities, who benefit from access to our arts and craft centres, farms and gardens. Our biodynamic, Demeter-registered land is of the highest quality, offering enhanced environmental integration, providing quality food, and many bespoke learning and work experience opportunities.

The charity also invests into a research programme, coordinated from The Field Centre (www.thefieldcentre.org.uk) in Gloucestershire, that aims to develop the academic method underpinning the educational provision.

Contact Information

http://www.rmlt.org.uk
enquiries@rmlt.org.uk
Old Bristol Road
Nailsworth
01453 837500

Support Offered

The Fold Family Centre will be operational next year offering rural respite programmes for service families from Catterick Garrison. It will comprise multi-use craft workshops, and kitchen and dining areas, with a rewarding and stimulating programme of crafts and outdoor activities.

The Fold is nestled into an educational farm at Croft-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, with 100 acres of market gardens, pasture and woodland. Families can enjoy spending time with the farm animals, which bring many healing qualities, particularly the goats, chickens and donkeys. New gardens will create a therapeutic environment where families can grow and harvest vegetables, salads and flowers.

The warm environment and craft activities will help families bond after extended periods of deployment, and will help with facing fears and anxieties around dealing with injury, facing leaving the services, and concerns over their security and sense of identity: restoring a sense of wellbeing.

Children will benefit from the freedom and safety of the site, with a wide range of sensory experiences – touch, smell, taste, balance and movement – that are so crucial to healthy child development.

The Fold can offer support for service parents with special needs children: the Trust has expertise in working with adults and young people with learning disabilities, and can provide guidance that parents find reassuring and helpful.

The Family Centre will be available all through the week. Parents will be able to get away from the intensity of the Garrison, take a walk, feed the animals, or relax with a cup of tea.

The Fold will also be open to civilian families, offering friendship and stability to the military families – important for both parents and children. Together with the young people and adults living and studying at Clervaux, they will mutually benefit from the shared social enterprise, therapeutic activities and sense of self-worth.

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: 1062255

War Memorials Trust works to protect and conserve war memorials in the UK.

Contact Information

http://www.warmemorials.org
info@warmemorials.org
1st Floor
14 Buckingham Palace Rd
London
SW1W 0QP

Support Offered

War Memorials Trust provides advisory and advocacy services to anyone with a war memorial enquiry, financial assistance for repair and conservation through grant schemes and is a key referral point for all issues regarding war memorials. Issues it deals with include addition of names (current and previous conflicts), preventing theft and advising how to appropriately maintain and conserve memorials

Charity Number: 1168268
Company Number: 09533851

Waterloo Uncovered (WU) is a ground-breaking charity which uses a world class archaeological project exploring the Waterloo Battlefield in Belgium to support veterans and serving personnel in their recovery and health, wellbeing, transition, education and employment. The aims of the charity, as set out in the articles, are to assist veterans and serving personnel by any means possible, to give veterans
the opportunity to participate in the archaeological study of sites of military interest, to provide education and vocational skills training to the public generally, and veterans specially, and to advance the education of the public through archaeology.

Contact Information

http://www.waterloouncovered.com
info@waterloouncovered.com
Suite 207
Parkway House
Sheen Lane,London
SW14 8LS

Support Offered

Waterloo Uncovered runs a nine-month Veteran Support Programme, aimed at giving veterans (and
serving personnel) from all corners of the United Kingdom and all parts of the Armed Forces a
comprehensive experience of Battlefield Archaeology. This experience brings numerous benefits, both in
supporting the recovery from physical and mental injuries, and in providing the opportunity to explore
archaeology as a possible professional, academic or casual interest in civilian life. The programme is supported throughout by archaeologists, and by professionals and enthusiasts from related disciplines, as well as by a team of Wellbeing professionals who are on hand to ensure that the programme is of maximum value to each participant.

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