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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.

Charity Number: 266982

Established to further the efficiency and well-being of the Service, preserve its traditions and encourage recruiting. MOU with RN for serving RN / RM / RNR / RFA / QARRNS

Contact Information

http://www.royal-naval-association.co.uk
admin@royalnavalassoc.com
Building 1/087 Scott Rd
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
PO1 3LU
023 9272 3747

Support Offered

Helps members access all forms of benefits, compensation, pensions, etc.Medium size almonising charity fund serving and ex Naval Forces.

Network of 400 branches and 40 clubs offering comradeship and support; welfare help and those looking for jobs.

Charity Number: 206243

The RNBT was established under Royal Charter in 1922 to help those who are serving or have served as Warrant Officers and below in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, and their dependants, in times of need and distress; the collective term for the RNBT’s beneficiaries is The RNBT Family.

Contact Information

http://www.rnbt.org.uk
rnbt@rnbt.org.uk
Castaway House
311 Twyford Avenue
Portsmouth
PO2 8RN
02392 690112

Support Offered

Grants to assist with a wide range of individual needs
Regular charitable payments to older members of The RNBT Family on especially low incomes
Care of older people at the RNBT’s care and nursing home near Chatham, Kent and
The RNBT’s alms-house in Hornchurch, Essex
Advice on welfare related matters

Charity Number: 224505

Children’s charity supporting Royal or Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet families in severe financial hardship.

Contact Information

http://www.sailorschildren.org.uk
info@sailorschildren.org.uk
Newland
Cottingham Road
Hull
HU6 7RJ
01482 342331

Support Offered

The family support scheme provides child welfare grants, clothing and emergency grants.

Caravans available for a week’s holiday.

Emotional support and links to other support organisations.

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: 226446
Scottish Charity Number: SC038199

Seafarers UK is a charity that provides grants to other front line charities working right across the maritime sector. We support charities that help seafarers or ex-seafarers from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy or fishing fleets. We also give grants to maritime youth groups and charities that help seafarers’ families, including widows and children.

Contact Information

http://www.seafarers-uk.org
seafarers@seafarers.uk
8 Hatherley Street
London
SW1P 2QT
0207 932 5972

Support Offered

Seafarers UK supports mainly UK-based charities that provide help across a broad spectrum of welfare need including housing, debt, injury, relationship breakdown and family bereavement. Occasionally we provide grants to maritime charities from other Commonwealth countries.

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

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