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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

Academic Institution

Contact Information

http://anglia.ac.uk/vfi
Matt.fossey@anglia.ac.uk
Veterans & Families Institute
Anglia Ruskin University
Chelmsford Campus, Bishop Hall Lane,Chelmsford
CM1 1SQ

Support Offered

The Veteran & Families Institute Director, Matt Fossey has extensive expertise in the UK voluntary sector, including working with the mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness as National Stakeholder Manager on the national anti-stigma campaign “Time to Change”. Matt is chair of the National Veterans Offender Working Group and is also a member of the DWP Veterans Working Group. Matt is a Senior Associate with the Centre for Mental Health and is also vice-chair of Healthwatch Essex. Matt has written widely including publications on veterans’ health and wellbeing, mental health and liaison psychiatry, including a number of key publications with economist Michael Parsonage.
Matt is supported by a host of academics researching issues related to veterans and their families including, Post Operational Stress Management, the effects of limb loss, Sexual Violence, Veterans in the Criminal Justice System, Spousal Employment and , Mental Health.

The Veterans Research Hub provides an accessible, contemporary and authoritative repository of UK and international research-related resources and literature on military veterans and their families, including transitions to civilian lives, that informs and stimulates research, policy development, improved service delivery and journalistic enquiry.”Work on the project began in autumn 2015, hosted within the Veterans & Families Institute (VFI), and will run to autumn 2017, by which time the Hub itself will be established.

Charity Number: 216250
Scottish Charity Number: SC037605
Company Number: 61625

Barnardo’s is the UK’s leading children’s charity. We run over 800 children’s services and projects across the UK that transform the lives of children and young people every day.

Contact Information

http://www.barnardos.org.uk
supporterrelations@barnardos.org.uk
Barnardo's
Tanners Lane
Ilford
IG6 1QG
0208 550 8822

Support Offered

We work tirelessly to support children and young people to:
 thrive in stronger families; utilising an early intervention approach, based on the whole family and accounting for their emotional health and wellbeing
 provide safer childhoods; through targeted and tailored support to prevent abuse and child sexual exploitation while supporting looked after children and keeping them safe from harm
 build positive futures; with a focus on care leavers, supporting and managing what can be a difficult transition to adulthood

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
info@careaftercombat.org
Troon House
4400 Parkway
Solent Business Park,Fareham
PO15 7FJ
0300 343 0255

Support Offered

Volunteer mentors trained to the standard required my HMPPS. Managed by experts in all field relating to the above.

Charity Number: 1028663
Company Number: 2634372

The charity aims and purpose is to offer emotional and practical support to vulnerable groups with complex needs, including veterans and their family members. Residents in the Boroughs of: Merton, Wandsworth, Richmond, Kingston and Sutton.
Our aim is to support groups in society, who find difficult to integrate within their local community, to do so. By increasing their self-confidence, develop the needed practical skills and guide them in achieving their full potential.

Contact Information

http://www.cdars.org.uk/
info@cdars.org.uk
296a Kingston Road
Wimbledon Chase
SW20 8LX
0203 8728217

Support Offered

CDARS has provided service within the community for over 30 years, our lines of expertise covers: counselling, support groups, managing and support with mental health, prevention and managing of suicide risks, thoughts and ideation, managing and support with substance and alcohol disorders, building self-esteem and self-confidence, develop and provision of health and well-being programme, including arts, music, choir and sports activities. Support with housing, homelessness and education/employment issues, treatment for perpetrators of domestic violence.

Charity Number: 1145688
Company Number: 7855145

FIMT Objectives are:

The prevention and relief of poverty ,the protection of mental and physical health and the relief of sickness and need amongst serving and former serving members of the armed forces by means of the provision of mentoring, services, facilities and equipment to support their treatment, rehabilitation, resettlement, education, training and employment and thereby support their transition to civilian life
The protection of the mental and physical health, and the relief of poverty of the families and dependants of serving and former serving members of the armed forces in all cases for the benefit of the public.

Contact Information

http://www.fim-trust.org/
enquiries@fim-trust.org
Forces in Mind Trust Office
Mountbarrow House
6-20 Elizabeth Street,London
SW1W 9RB

Support Offered

Charity Number: 1124508
Company Number: 6543150

Employment & Enterprise – we provide training, coaching and job brokerage support as well as creating transitional employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions within our social enterprises. We provide specialist services for particular groups led by people with lived experience.

Community engagement
Landscape design and build
Early intervention to support health and wellbeing
Safe and sustainable business support
Youth focused coaching, training and leadership programmes

Contact Information

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/msstt
greatermanchester@groundwork.org.uk
Trafford Ecology Park
Lake Road
Trafford Park,Manchester
M17 1TU

Support Offered

Operation Re-org is the area of our work that has specific relevance to the military community. Operation Re-Org is our ex-military skills for employment programme; it helps veterans who have struggled to find permanent employment because of difficult personal circumstances such as physical injuries, mental health problems, substance misuse issues, homelessness or having a criminal record.

We work with local forces charities to identify veterans who may benefit from our help. The programme, which is led by Terry Morley, a veteran who served with the 1st Battalion King’s Regiment, includes:
– Personalised assessment to identify support needed and establish goals
– Intensive 1-1 mentoring, support and training to build skills and confidence
– Development of a ‘working mind-set’ – essential workplace behaviours
– Job brokerage services to support people into job vacancies followed with 6 months in work support
– Bespoke training packages to support veterans back in to employment including accredited qualifications e.g. health and safety, first aid and CSCS.

The aim of the programme is for veterans to progress into sustained employment and gain long-lasting positive changes in their personal circumstances as a result of having a regular salary and routine, the opportunity to learn new skills, increased social interaction and improvements in confidence and feelings of self-worth.

We also provide additional IAG support services and work with a wide range of employers in the public and private sector to help them recruit armed forces veterans into their workforce.

We are also a specialist provider of employment focused support services for people that have a criminal record, including through the gate support for people that have served a custodial sentence.

Charity Number: 1159482
Company Number: 9318784

The Invictus Games Foundation (IGF) seeks to inspire communities through the power of the unconquerable spirit.
We encourage greater international understanding and respect for those who serve their country by inspiring recovery and supporting the rehabilitation of wounded, injured or sick (WIS) military Service personnel and veterans.

Contact Information

https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/
info@invictusgames.org
190 Great Dover Street
SE1 4YB
02038484650

Support Offered

The Invictus Games Foundation uses the Invictus Games to inspire recovery and demonstrate the resilience of the Invictus Community. We improve lives through our support to sports recovery activities. And we share best practice and collaborate to influence research and increase knowledge around trauma, recover, rehabilitation and the power of sport.

The Invictus Games Foundation:
• Uses the power of sport to develop and deliver international competitions of adaptive sport
through the Invictus Games.
• Supports initiatives for WIS to regain a sense of purpose.
• Supports initiatives for WIS to re-engage with and contribute to their communities.
• Curates and shares best practice to foster greater international collaboration for recovery
and rehabilitation.

Charity Number: Exempt

The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) is the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research and independent of the UK Ministry of Defence. KCMHR draws upon the experience of a multi-disciplinary team and is led by Professor Sir Simon Wessely and Professor Nicola Fear. The purpose of KCMHR is to undertake research investigating military life and the health and well-being of the Armed Forces community, using quantitative and qualitative methods. We aim to conduct high quality research that positively impacts the Armed Forces community and work collaboratively with other academic, charity and government institutions to achieve this.

Contact Information

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/kcmhr/index.aspx
kcmhr@kcl.ac.uk
King's College London
Weston Education Centre
10 Cutcombe Road,London
SE5 9RJ

Support Offered

KCMHR conducts original and impactful research that aids and supports the Armed Forces community through healthcare provision or policy change within the MoD, the National Health Service and within the Voluntary sector. Our flagship studies include our health and wellbeing cohort study assessing the long-term health of UK Armed Forces, ADVANCE – a 20-year cohort study assessing battle casualties’ long-term health outcomes and our families studies that assess the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents and children of Armed Forces families. Our studies have been used to analyse various military issues, and papers have been published in peer reviewed, scientific journals. Our findings are regularly reported in the press and help shape government policy towards military personnel with our research published in high impact journals such as the British Medical Journal and The Lancet. KCMHR aims for academic excellence, high quality research, and is actively engaged in education and teaching helping to deliver BsC and MsC modules in military health and trauma at King’s College London.

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