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Charity Number: 1153185
Scottish Charity Number: 1106126
Company Number: 5218014

Established in 1843, the Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest (QVSR) is a charity which provides accommodation and welfare support to active and retired seafarers, veterans of the armed forces and others in need.
QVSR seeks to support each resident to achieve lifestyle and personal development goals whether this is simple companionship, the development of leisure interests, training and employment or a move to more independent living.

Contact Information

http://www.qvsr.org.uk
enquiries@qvsr.org.uk
121-131 East India Dock Road
Poplar
E14 6DF

Support Offered

QVSR’s Welfare Team assists residents with benefit applications and access to individual grants as well as providing support with medical and emotional issues through signposting to appropriate organisations. QVSR aims to provide an environment where residents are able to rebuild their lives, regain their self-confidence and make the transition from homelessness to more
independent living.
QVSR’s facilities include en-suite bedroom accommodation, modern restaurant and evening coffee shop, TV lounges, Wi-fi, snooker and pool, gym, Chapel, multi-faith or “quiet room” and garden.

Company Number: 30938R

Riverside Veterans Services – We are committed to supporting veterans facing homelessness and our services are developed and driven by staff who have served in the Armed Forces.
Veterans Support for veterans facing homelessness: This is a key element of Riverside Care and Support veterans services. The Beacon, Hardwick House and Mike Jackson House are specialist supported housing centres, a leading part of Riverside’s practical commitment to veterans. Key to these housing services is the support provided around employment, training, health & wellbeing and resettling veterans into mainstream permanent housing. Referrals to the supported housing services is via SPACES.

Contact Information

https://www.riverside.org.uk/care-and-support/veterans/
spaces@riverside.org.uk
The Welfare Dept.
Military Correction Training Centre
Berechurch Hall Road,Colchester
CO2 9NU
01748 833797

Support Offered

Working closely with the JSHAO, Riverside established the Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services, SPACES, in September 2000, since then we have helped over 15,500 homeless ex-Service personnel with their housing needs. SPACES provides tailored, specialist housing support for the unique issues veterans’ face. Crucially this housing advice includes support for serving personnel, up to a year prior to discharge, who are at risk of becoming homeless on discharge. SPACES delivers pro-active tailored 1:1 guidance, with the aim of preventing homelessness and rough sleeping among single Service leavers and veterans.
Within MCTC Colchester we have a fulltime Housing Worker who delivers a weekly housing brief on homelessness, veterans projects and private renting to all those who are sent to MCTC. Advice is also available on buying and renting property off camp whilst still serving to help prevent future homelessness. Members of the military staff can also use the service and receive advice and help on all aspects of housing before they leave.

Charity Number: 1142956
Company Number: 07461043

Sharks Community Trust is the charitable arm of Sale Sharks, the North West’s only Premiership Rugby club. The charity was established in 2012 to help use rugby and sport for the wider community benefit, drawing on the core values of rugby, which are teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship, to deliver a range of community engagement programmes.

The use of rugby and sport has been used for many years to engage young people, and it is this interest that Sharks Community Trust seeks to draw upon. This includes delivering numeracy programmes in the classroom, linking sport with encouraging healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle, and delivering education particularly to young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). The Trust also has a comprehensive disability and inclusion programme, ‘In The Pack’ delivering a mixture of multi-sports and wheelchair sports to people with special and additional needs along with a successful ex-service personnel programme ‘Sharks Forces’ that supports veterans and their families with the transition from service to civilian with housing, employment and social and physical activity support.

Contact Information

http://www.salesharks.com/community
community@salesharks.com
Sale Sharks High Performance Centre
Carrington Lane
Manchester
M31 4AE

Support Offered

We offer services and activities to improve the physical health, mental health and employability skills of ex-service personnel and their families. We give them a visibility within their community delivering the project at community venues. Delivering drop-in social hubs to develop and maintain relationships with individuals who are sceptical and nervous at engaging with civilian society. Enhancing personal and social skills such as communication skills and confidence along with increasing employability skills and their well-being. We also work with the veteran’s family, introducing an intergenerational approach. We use our relationship with community rugby clubs across the North West to create a social hub for the whole community. We use gym and sport facilities based within clubs and use the clubhouse to host themed workshops. We also work closely with rugby clubs to identify volunteering opportunities as part of the programme. We create and offer a wide range of sporting activities for Veterans who are blind or visually impaired, there is a huge gap in the local offering from other key stakeholders in regards to physical activities suitable for Veterans with additional needs.

Charity Number: SC012739

Provide supported independent living accommodation for ex-Service people and ex-Merchant mariners who are homeless or in need.

Contact Information

http://www.svronline.org
info@svronline.org
53 Canongate
Edinburgh
EH8 8BS
0131 556 0091

Support Offered

Help with benefits and pensions.
Financial support for residents on very low incomes.

128 high quality, single, en-suite rooms with full catering service in Edinburgh and Dundee. 25 affordable rental flats.

Practical, emotional and welfare support including housing support. 24 hour support warden cover.

Seafarers’ Advice & Information Line (SAIL) is a free advice service supporting active and former seafarers across the UK. This includes the Naval Service.
All advice is free and confidential. SAIL’s advice is given over the phone, by email or by post. SAIL also attends the VOS every month in Portsmouth.
SAIL is part of Citizens Advice.

Contact Information

http://sailine.org.uk/
advice@sailine.org.uk
Seafarers' Advice and Information Line
30 King William Walk
Greenwich
SE10 9HU
0800 160 1842

Support Offered

Seafarers’ Advice & Information Line (SAIL) offers free advice and support to anyone who’s ever served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the Reserves, as well as their partners. SAIL has 8 professional advisers.
Advice is given on a wide range of issues, for example debt, benefits, housing, immigration, the practicalities of relationship breakdown and much more.
Contact SAIL free on 0800 160 1842. For more on SAIL see www.sailine.org.uk

Charity Number: 1074505
Company Number: 3659370

Our purpose is to house ex-service personnel who have found themselves homeless. However, in most cases you will find that the individual has become homeless because of a situation or area in their life that has become negative. The support offered while living here is hoped to address this and give the individual the opportunity to turn themselves around within the security of being housed, understood and listened to.

Contact Information

http://www.shaid.org.uk
stpeters@shaid.org.uk
St Peters Court
Front Street
Sacristan
DH7 6FB
01913719813

Support Offered

St Peter’s Court’s tenancy support worker works with the tenants within the project to access needed, external and support. The service offered is to signpost the tenants and support their needs helping the tenant get back on their feet. The support workers aim is to address any outstanding issues and concerns that may be a barrier to their future success into independent living.

Move on support, when a tenant is ready to move on and live independently, will also be offered including viewings, welfare assistance and packages for furniture will be applied for. Education and in house training is also offered subject to funding as well as access to well-being services.

Charity Number: 207939

Formerly known as the ‘Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation’

Provides housing and rehabilitative support to vulnerable and disabled ex-Service personnel, including those who have been homeless.

Contact Information

http://www.stoll.org.uk/
info@stoll.org.uk
Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation
446 Fulham Road
London
SW6 1DT
020 7385 2110

Support Offered

Quality homes and support within a secure community for vulnerable and disabled ex-Service personnel. Wide range of types of housing and facilities.

Support and health and well being services across London. Education, training, employment opportunities.
Enabling personal development towards independent living

Charity Number: 224760
Company Number: 223283

The Guild is set up to provide financial help, practical assistance and pastoral care to needy people residing within the Borough of Bolton. We have been doing this for more than one hundred years.
The Borough consists of Bolton, Horwich, Westhoughton, Farnworth, Blackrod and all the outlying villages plus anywhere else with a BL postcode who pays their council tax to Bolton Council.
Our Bolton Veterans Aid project provides support to an ever growing number of ex-serviceman and woman, and their families, resident in the Borough.

Contact Information

n/a
guildofhelp@btconnect.com
Scott House
27 Silverwell Street
Bolton
BL1 1PP

Support Offered

The Guild has been providing assistance to needy people in Bolton since 1905.
Assistance offered includes the provision of white & brown goods, school uniforms, and debt management advice via our partnership with Christians Against Poverty (CAP). Also, benefits checks via our partnership with Citizens Advice. But we will consider any reasonable requests for help and each case is judged on its merits.
The Guild also acts as a referral agency to local food banks. And, in partnership with Bolton Lions, we provide needy families with sacks of toys at Christmas
We work in partnership with SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity and, also, the Bolton Armed Forces Centre 4 Veterans in support of the military family within the Borough

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