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Charity Number: 225348
Company Number: 00204405

The Poppy Factory’ mission is to support veterans with health conditions on their journey into employment and to continue supporting them whatever challenges they may face.

Four out of five of the veterans we work with report a mental health condition. Whatever their situation, and whatever they are going through, our employability team is on hand to offer one-to-one support.

Our service is veteran-centred and helps people of all ages, including many over 50. The men and women we support move into a diverse range of jobs across dozens of different sectors, from logistics and construction to the charity sector and health care.

The Poppy Factory has been supporting wounded, injured and sick veterans for nearly 100 years. We continue to stand by them on their journey into employment and beyond.

To register for support for information about our employability service, please visit poppyfactory.org/employment

Contact Information

http://www.poppyfactory.org
Administrator@poppyfactory.org
20 Petersham Road
Richmond
TW10 6UR
020 8940 3305

Support Offered

A regional team of career experts work with employers to help veterans with health challenges into rewarding and sustainable work.

Consultants work with each veteran to create a personal career plan, give free CV and interview training, and source local job opportunities with supportive employers. A network of volunteer mentors and ongoing in-work support ensures that Poppy Factory ‘clients’ thrive in their new workplace.

Any veteran with a physical or mental health condition can register, as long as they are no longer being supported through the Career Transition Partnership as part of their resettlement. The Poppy Factory’s Getting You Back To Work service has already helped hundreds of disabled veterans into meaningful and sustainable work.

Twitter: @PoppyFactory
Facebook: The Poppy Factory

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: 226686
Scottish Charity Number: SC037673

Providing friendship, help and support for the whole RAF family. Incorporating RAF Families Federation representing the concerns of RAF personnel.

Contact Information

http://www.rafa.org.uk
RAF Association Headquarters
Atlas House
41 Wembley Road,Leicester
LE3 1UT
0800 0182 361

Support Offered

Advice on sources of financial help, war pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

Respite care homes run jointly with RAFBF, sheltered housing and holiday homes.

Help and support to the youngest recruit right through to the oldest veteran.

Charity Number: 210063

A not-for-profit charity providing accommodation, employment and support services to Armed Forces individuals and families, particularly those who have experienced injury or sickness.

Contact Information

http://www.rbli.co.uk
enquiries@rbli.co.uk
Hall Road
Aylesford
ME20 7NL

Support Offered

RBLI delivers LifeWorks, an innovative and personalised guidance course to those transitioning out of the Armed Forces or Veterans who need to review their employment options or general career direction. Building on existing skills for employment beyond the Armed Forces, Lifeworks is designed to maximise potential for a successful and sustainable career in Civvy Street.

We also provide accommodation to Armed Forces personnel as well as a range of healthcare and welfare services

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
Scottish Charity Number: SC015260

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.

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.

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