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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: 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: 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.

Scottish Charity Number: SC049263

ICARUS is a veteran-led mental health treatment charity. We provide therapy, counselling and help for the range of difficulties and problems which often evolve from trauma, PTSD or other commonly related conditions, such as anger-management, excessive alcohol use and drug abuse. We are open to all the uniformed services, whether in the Army, Navy or the Air Force.
Treatment for veterans is FREE of charge, regardless of rank, unit, service record or age. We also treat serving personnel.

Contact Information

http://www.icaruscharity.org
hello@icaruscharity.org
Third Floor
3 Hill Street
New Town, Edinburgh
EH2 3JP
0333 987 5055

Support Offered

At ICARUS we have developed a flexible and sympathetic treatment model which recognises the unique nature of military service and the military mindset and explored and adopted new concepts and treatment protocols, working on the basis that no ‘one size fits all’. Effective treatment has to be tailored to the individual and their personal circumstances. Reintegration back into civilian life often causes additional complications along with employment issues and drug and alcohol abuse. Even managing practical matters can impact on a veteran’s mental health. We try to offer veterans as much support and time as they require, to enable them to lead normal, well-adjusted lives.

All calls and enquiries are conducted in complete privacy. We understand the immediacy. You will be contacted and seen within 24 hours. All our sessions are online, using applications such as Zoom or Skype. Virtual treatment allows us to be more flexible with times and availability.

The majority of our team at ICARUS are connected to the armed forces – veterans themselves, married to veterans or closely associated with serving personnel. This veteran-to-veteran approach has been absolutely integral to the success of the charity, allowing an immediate understanding of the problems being faced, providing reassurance and support. Shared personal experience is a critical factor in dealing with the major crises that affect many of our veterans.

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.

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