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Charity Number: 1160206

Communities Fiji aims to provide support, advocacy and case work for Fijians living in the UK. We seek to empower Fijians through the provision of information and support so that they are not disadvantaged whilst living within the UK.

Contact Information

info@communitiesfiji.org.uk
14 Edward friend House
Brodia Road
London
N16 0ET

Support Offered

Communities Fiji can provide advice on welfare rights, benefits, employment , housing , and domestic abuse cases.

Charity Number: 1183583

The mission of ESVH is to provide non-clinical support, including welfare, well-being and coping for Veterans of the Armed Forces in East Sussex, particularly those with combat related PTSD and mental ill health or involved within the criminal justice system.
Objectives:
To reduce social isolation and enable veterans to integrate into the local community;
To improve desistence within the criminal justice system;
To increase veteran’s ability to understand, address and manage PTSD, mental health symptoms and through self-help gain a reasonable quality of life;
To work in collaboration and develop professional working relationships with local services: both statutory and non-statutory; and
To work with veterans and introduce them to appropriate services that meet their needs, where and when these are required.

Contact Information

http://
esvh99100@btinternet.com
5 Harold Place
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1JA

Support Offered

Wellbeing & Coping Sessions, including meditation every fortnight, Saturdays 1000 to 1300 hours. Hastings.
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday office and drop in 0930 to 1300 hours
One to One visits as required
Full range of welfare support, assistance with transition, resettlement, allowances, GPs and NHS specialist.
Advice on support available and direct help for homeless getting back into accommodation.
Assistance in preparation to return to work or volunteering.
Particular support for those with PTSD/mental ill health.
Presentations to statutory bodies and other organisations that interface with military community.
Special support for veterans involved with Criminal Justice System, including those on remand, serving a sentence or pre release. Provision of RAR days for those with community sentences or on licence.
Developing services for families of veterans in need.
Provision of special activity days, sculpturing, visits, etc

Charity Number: 1125556
Scottish Charity Number: SC040058
Company Number: 06593129

Haig Housing is the leading housing provider for ex-Service people and the strategic housing partner of Help for Heroes. The main object of the Trust is to provide housing assistance to the Service and ex-Service community and this is delivered through various options including:

General needs housing throughout the UK let to ex-Service people at affordable rent
Special needs housing to rent or part purchase through a shared ownership scheme aimed to help severely wounded and disabled Service and ex-Service people

Contact Information

http://www.haighousing.org.uk
enquiries@haighousing.org.uk
Alban Dobson House
Green Lane
Morden
SM4 5NS
0208 685 5777

Support Offered

A range of Housing Assistance including:

Provision of general needs housing for rent throughout the UK
Housing advice
Property finding, negotiation, purchase advice, support and management
In some cases pre survey inspection and assistance with conveyance
Adaptation advice and delivery
Tailored housing solutions for individuals including adapted housing for disabled Service personnel
Shared Ownership Scheme

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: SC02733
Scottish Charity Number: SC027335

To help clients to find “the right house, in the right place”.

We never turn anyone away and never close a case until the client asks us to.

Contact Information

http://www.housingoptionsscotland.org.uk
militarymatters@housingoptionsscotland.org.uk
The Melting Pot
5 Rose Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2PR
0131 247 1400

Support Offered

We provide a bespoke housing information and advice service to veterans, serving personnel, reservists and their families.

This service is free and confidential and available to those currently living in, or wishing to locate to Scotland.

Each client receives a detailed housing approach report and follow on help from a named caseworker.

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.

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: 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: 218742

To support seafarers, retired seafarers and their dependants who are in need through sickness, incapacity, disablement, unemployment , low income or other need.

Contact Information

http://www.nautiluswelfarefund.org/
welfare@nautilusint.org
Nautilus House
Mariners Park
Wallasey
CH45 7PH
0151 346 8840

Support Offered

Mariners’ Park in Wallasey provides a range of services.

Independent accommodation in 113 houses, bungalows and apartments.
32 place residential and nursing home, which can also provide respite care.
On site Home Care Service.
Communal facilities including café, gym, hobby room and laundry.
The Charity also provides financial support through regular grants and one off grants for essential items.

The Charity also offers a Caseworker Service providing advice on benefits and services. This is available in Merseyside, Hull and Grimsby and Southampton and Portsmouth areas.

Company Number: 5084125

The Personal Finance Society (PFS) is the professional body for the financial planning profession in the UK and a part of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
In 2017 the PFS established a pro bono services called Forces MoneyPlan offering free generic financial guidance to Armed Forces personnel and Veterans. This free and confidential service is part of our commitment under the Armed Forces Covenant to help ensure that recipients are placed in a more informed position in respect of their overall financial well-being and less vulnerable to financial misinformation and scams.
Pro bono services are a key offering of most professions and an important part of our ongoing campaign to build trust amongst consumers and membership organisations. The PFS has offered free generic financial guidance via MoneyPlan (a joint initiative with Citizens Advice) for several years and Forces MoneyPlan is a targeted extension of this hugely successful brand initiative.

Contact Information

https://www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/
Lyn.new@thepfs.org
Personal Finance Society
42-48 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2JP
07900 226151

Support Offered

Forces Moneyplan offers a free, confidential one-off consultation (by phone, face to face or online) with a fully qualified and regulated financial adviser who is a member of the Personal Finance Society and compliant with the societies code of ethics. The financial adviser will provide what is known as generic financial guidance designed to help individuals identify and better understand their financial needs or specific financial issues, services and/or products and make better informed decisions as a result. It will not involve giving personal recommendations about the suitability of specific products or services or their sale or promotion, as this is what is known as regulated financial advice which is outwith the scope of this offering.
Currently Forces MoneyPlan is promoted by several organisations that work in partnership with the PFS . These include:
The Veterans Gateway – all forces veterans can access the service via:
www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives//forces-moneyplan/forces-veterans.
The OnCourse Foundation – members of this forces charity can access the service via: www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/on-course-foundation/
Blesma – members of this forces charity can access the service via:
www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/blesma/
The Forces Pension Society – members of this forces charity can access the service via:
www.thepfs/about-us/initiatives/forces-moenyplan/forces-pension-society/
We currently have capacity to work in partnership with additional members of Cobseo and look forward to expanding our service accordingly. If you would like to know more, please contact either Tony Miles (Forces MoneyPlan Project Manager) tony.miles@thepfs.org or Lyn New (Forces MoneyPlan Administrator) Lyn.new@thepfs.org

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