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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

Charity Number: 518806
Company Number: 01944414

BASIC exists to serve people recovering from a traumatic brain injury or neurological illness. The organisation specialises in rehabilitation services for people and their families who are recovering from stroke, head and spinal injury, brain haemorrhage, brain tumour or similar injury/condition.

Contact Information

http://www.basiccharity.org.uk
enquiries@basiccharity.org.uk
554 Eccles New Rd
M5 5AP

Support Offered

Mental health services
Physical rehabilitation services
Cognitive rehabilitation services
Vocational support services
Complimentary therapies
Benefits and welfare rights advice
Social and therapeutic activities

Charity Number: 1084189
Scottish Charity Number: SC010315
Company Number: 4102768

Blesma is a national charity that helps serving and ex-service men and women who have experienced loss of limb, use of limbs, sight, speech or hearing, either during or after service.

Contact Information

http://www.blesma.org/join
ChadwellHeath@blesma.org
115 New London Road
Chelmsford
CM2 0QT
020 8590 1124

Support Offered

They provide practical, emotional and financial support to injured veterans and their families and widows as they rebuild their lives.

If you have served in the British Armed Forces and have suffered life changing injury, either during or after your service you can be eligible for Blesma Membership. Your injury does not need to have been sustained during combat, it could have happened during a training exercise or have been due to an accident or illness.

Charity Number: 1195189
Company Number: 13144807

The advancement of health and social care for the public benefit, in particular, but not limited to the promotion, support, conduct and distribution of national and international research and the practical application of such research into all areas relating to vision impairment and related conditions in such ways as the Trustees think fit but with a particular focus on members and former members of the armed forces and of the emergency services and those involved in national and international security, conflict prevention and / or resolution and post-conflict stability and resilience operations.

Contact Information

http://www.bravovictor.org/
enquiries@bravovictor.org
12-14 Harcourt St
London
W1H 4HD

Support Offered

Biomedical, Social and Welfare and Innovation research, focused on blind veterans and people with vision impairment.
We aim to accelerate research and explore innovations to prevent, reduce, reverse, cure or to help people to live well with blindness and vision impairments
We also research related conditions that either do or can affect veterans with visual impairments
We seek regional, national and international collaboration and partnerships with appropriate academic, research, scientific, charity, public sector and commercial organisations to accelerate and expand research and innovation, build on mutual strengths and to avoid duplication of effort and spending.
We have a team of qualified research scientists, operating under the supervision of our Chief Scientific Officer. All of our research is ethically approved and subsequently peer reviewed and widely published.

Charity Number: 1159342
Company Number: 9152620

To provide assistance and welfare to, but not restricted to, veterans in the criminal justice system by the provison of a mentor.
To create a pathway back to normality for the veteran who has been in prison.

Contact Information

http://www.careaftercombat.org
enquiries@careaftercombat.org
Office 12
Newark Beacon Centre
Cafferata Way
NG24 2TN
01636 557 543

Support Offered

Mentorship programme of support
Group meetings in prison
Remote support service
Telephone helpline
Raising awareness through training
Connection to other services
Family support

Charity Number: 207500
Company Number: 428236

The Charity provides sheltered housing with support plus holidays to seafarers in need.

Contact Information

http://www.careashore.org/
info@careashore.org
Springbok Estate
Alfold
Surrey
GU6 8EX

Support Offered

The Charity offers a good support service to its residents to ensure they can live as independently as possible.

There are support workers who can assist in maximising benefits, access grants and manage medication.

Charity Number: 1092762
Company Number: 4415685

Carer Support Wiltshire is a registered charity that supports all carers in Wiltshire. Our aim is to create carer friendly communities where carers are recognised, valued and supported.
A carer is anybody who provides support to a family member, friend or neighbour who could not always manage without that support
Our Courage to Care Service is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant to provide services to serving military families who are caring for somebody and may experience additional pressures due to the nature of serving family life
Courage to Care focuses on developing peer support networks, and offering additional skills that will enable carers to access work and accredited courses that will enable families to sustain themselves

Contact Information

http://www.carersupportwiltshire.co.uk
admin@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk
Independent Living Centre
St George’s Road
Semington,Trowbridge
BA14 6JQ

Support Offered

• Working with carers to identify what is important to them to enable them to maintain their own wellbeing
• Information, advice and signposting to health, social care and voluntary/charity sector support services
• Free training courses to help you in your caring role
• Pampering and complementary therapy sessions
• Days out and activities
• Breaks from your caring role
• Friendly support groups and carer cafés
• Opportunities to get involved and shape services
• Advice and support to prepare you for a return to work
• A monthly e-newsletter delivered to your inbox to keep you connected with news, what’s on locally and information on services and support available.

Charity Number: 1087210
Company Number: 04185635

To ensure the well-being of all Armed Forces personnel.

Contact Information

http://www.dmws.org.uk
info@dmws.org.uk
The Old Stables
Redenham Park
Redenham,Andover
SP11 9AQ
01264 774000

Support Offered

Delivers an independent and impartial 24 hour specialist welfare service to those members of the British Armed Forces who are receiving hospital care, their dependant relatives and entitled civilians in order to contribute to the coherence of the recovery and rehabilitation pathway for service personnel. The crucial practical and emotional support is provided at times when it is most needed and is bound by a code of confidentiality. DMWS brings the Covenant between the Armed Forces and the Nation to life through its support of the wounded, injured and sick whilst under hospital care.

Charity Number: 1166310
Company Number: 09756000

To promote the rehabilitation of UK armed service personnel, who have suffered life changing mental or physical injuries, through the medium of scuba diving.

Deptherapy provides entry level and advanced scuba diving training under the PADI system that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual programme member by adaptive teaching. Deptherapy Education leads the world in adaptive teaching to meet the needs of this with mental and or physical challenges.

Programme members have reported that our programme not only changes lives but saves them.

We also provide one to one support to programme members from the time they are accpeted on to the programme, through the diving element itself and then post diving.

All our team have attended the Mental Health First Aid Course for the Armed Services Community and have been subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

All Instructors and Dive Masters have passed the Deptherapy Education Professionals’ Course

Contact Information

http://www.deptherapy.co.uk/
ops@deptherapy.co.uk
15 Barnes Way
Iver
SL0 9LZ

Support Offered

PADI Diver Training at entry and advanced level
Dive trips abroad
Advanced diving expeditions
Emotional support

Scottish Charity Number: SC046484

Dundee Therapy Garden uses horticultural therapy to help Dundee’s uniformed service veterans overcome mental health problems which have damaged their lives.

Contact Information

https://www.dundeetherapygarden.org/
dundeetherapygarden@hotmail.com
The Birches
High St.
Edzell,Brechin
DD9 7TF
01356 648 008

Support Offered

Dundee Therapy Garden offers individually tailored therapy sessions in a peaceful garden in Dudhope Park. The charity works with the veterans to develop coping strategies which enable them to rebuild their self-confidence, restore relationships with family and friends and reconnect with the communities in which they live. Dundee Therapy Garden employs 2 qualified therapists who are helped by a team of trained volunteers. Horticultural therapy is not a quick fix. It may take as long as 3 years before a veteran is ready to move on to the world of work or to further training. The therapists also offer advice and support to family members.

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