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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.

Charity Number: 1183583

The mission of ESVH is to provide non-clinical support, including welfare, well-being and coping for Veterans of the Armed Forces in East Sussex, particularly those with combat related PTSD and mental ill health or involved within the criminal justice system.
Objectives:
To reduce social isolation and enable veterans to integrate into the local community;
To improve desistence within the criminal justice system;
To increase veteran’s ability to understand, address and manage PTSD, mental health symptoms and through self-help gain a reasonable quality of life;
To work in collaboration and develop professional working relationships with local services: both statutory and non-statutory; and
To work with veterans and introduce them to appropriate services that meet their needs, where and when these are required.

Contact Information

http://
esvh99100@btinternet.com
5 Harold Place
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1JA

Support Offered

Wellbeing & Coping Sessions, including meditation every fortnight, Saturdays 1000 to 1300 hours. Hastings.
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday office and drop in 0930 to 1300 hours
One to One visits as required
Full range of welfare support, assistance with transition, resettlement, allowances, GPs and NHS specialist.
Advice on support available and direct help for homeless getting back into accommodation.
Assistance in preparation to return to work or volunteering.
Particular support for those with PTSD/mental ill health.
Presentations to statutory bodies and other organisations that interface with military community.
Special support for veterans involved with Criminal Justice System, including those on remand, serving a sentence or pre release. Provision of RAR days for those with community sentences or on licence.
Developing services for families of veterans in need.
Provision of special activity days, sculpturing, visits, etc

Charity Number: 1163266
Company Number: 9242372

Entrain Space (operating name of Our Wilton Trust) provides a home, support, community and opportunities for ex-service personnel – both service leavers and veterans – who need some additional support in making a successful transition to civilian life.
Our goal is to enable our residents to move on to a secure, fulfilling, and sustainable civilian life after 1–3 years with us.
Our first development, Erskine House in Wilton, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, opened in December 2019. We take ex-service personnel from anywhere in the country and can accommodate singles, couples or families.

Contact Information

https://www.entrainspace.co.uk/
enquiries@entrainspace.co.uk
Erskine House
Buckeridge Road,Wilton
SP2 0FX

Support Offered

At Entrain Space we provide:
– High-quality, spacious and fully furnished one- and two-bedroom flats
– Full-time wraparound professional housing and welfare support, as required
– The Entrain Space Personal Development Program – an individually tailored and directed program of training, apprenticeships, on-site voluntary or paid employment in one of our social enterprises, and local employment and business opportunities
– Great on-site facilities – including a large, well-equipped training suite for residents, offices for our full-time support staff, and the café

Charity Number: 1152232
Company Number: 8381653

The Explora Scholarship Funds main object, is to advance education by providing funds, and facilitating the establishment of scholarships in further, or higher education, for the dependents of severely injured (physically or mentally) and deceased members of the UK Armed Forces and UK Security Services who were in Government Service when killed or injured. The ESF became a full member of the confederation of service charities in February 2015

Contact Information

http://www.theexplorascholarshipfund.org
Unit 9 Talina Centre
23A Bagley's Lane
London
SW6 2BW
0207 736 3420

Support Offered

The ESF will disburse scholarship funds in the UK, mainly for post-graduate degree education in architecture, engineering and the applied sciences in a field relating to physical protection. Typically this might be protection against explosive blast or ballistic injury. Funds can be granted for up to four year’s study for any one individual. In certain circumstances, scholarships can also be granted to members of the UK Armed Forces or UK Security Serviceswho have suffered severe physical or mental health injury as a result of Government Service.Further or Higher Educationmay range from A-Level/Diploma/Foundation Degree to a First Degree. Disability may also include stress related trauma. In exceptional circumstances, an individual benefiting from an initial Further or Higher education course might be considered for a later stage of education eg post graduate.
Dependent.
This includes spouse, children, legally dependent partners, and other family members who are, or were, directly dependent upon the income of the killed or injured member of the UK Armed Forcesor UK Security Services.

Scottish Charity Number: SC046606

The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.

Contact Information

http://www.Fares4Free.org
info@fares4free.org
136 Elmore Avenue
Glasgow
G44 5BG

Support Offered

Fares4Free work with taxi firms, drivers and community transport organisations to provide veterans with free transport to help them access essential services and fight isolation one mile at a time.
Fares4Free drivers provide a welcoming safe environment and a listening ear.
Expertise:
Transport and journey planning.
Signposting

Charity Number: 1142494

To assist with the well-being of individuals within the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community past, present and future.

Contact Information

https://www.felixfund.org.uk/
melanie@felixfund.org.uk
Vauxhall Barracks
Foxhall Road
Didcot
OX11 7ES
07713 752901

Support Offered

The Felix Fund offers welfare support through:

• Therapeutic breaks for those recently returned from operational tours.
• Specialist coaching and mentoring to help relieve stress related illness.
• On-camp rehabilitation facilities.
• Confidential Helpline through Sapper Support.

And financial assistance:
• To the families of EOD operatives who have lost their lives.
• For funding of specialist equipment for physically and mentally injured serving and ex-serving soldiers.
• to EOD operatives and their families when facing hard times.

Charity Number: 1001027
Company Number: 2526862

Our work is underpinned by a legacy of more than 70 years of providing client focussed support for veterans, those who seek to overcome difficulty to find employment and a sustainable future in the community, and those who are hard to help but seek a structured lifestyle.

Contact Information

https://finchalegroup.co.uk
Andrew.Clark@finchalegroup.co.uk
Finchale Training College
Richard Annand VC House
Unit 18 Mandale Park, Belmont Industrial Estate,Durham
DH1 1TH
01913862634

Support Offered

Customised support to Service Leavers, Veterans in the community and their families in achieving employment and social inclusion.

Support Offered:
Contact: Andy Clark
Email: enquiries@finchalegroup.co.uk

Charity Number: 1149496
Company Number: 8226711

To support Veterans of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services, locally, at the grass roots and rehabilitate them back into their own community – whatever that looks like

Contact Information

http://www.firstlighttrust.co.uk/
enquiries@firstlighttrust.co.uk
63 Newborough
Scarborough
YO11 1ET
01723 361210

Support Offered

FirstLight Trust works with what is available in the community; and if it is not available aims to fund it. The support we can access/provide includes: housing, debt advice/financial planning, drug & alcohol rehabilitation, counselling, general support, drop in, training, CV writing etc

Charity Number: 310952

Forces Children Scotland supports children and young people from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families to reach their potential and thrive. We achieve this by working collaboratively across sectors to drive improvements which reflect and support the unique challenges they face. We amplify their voices, ensuring they are heard and influence the development of policy and practice.

We support the children and young people of Scottish regular and reservist personnel as well as veterans of all arms of the British Armed Forces, who reside anywhere across the United Kingdom. We also support the children and young people of regular and reservist personnel who aren’t Scottish and are currently based or residing in Scotland.

Contact Information

https://forceschildrenscotland.org.uk/
admin@forceschildrenscotland.org.uk
15 Hill Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3JP
0131 240 2224

Support Offered

• We create opportunities for children and young people to be heard, make new friends and get involved in lots of different, creative ways
• We give financial support in different ways for children, young people and their families including our School Children’s Fund, College & University Student’s Fund, Support in a Crisis, Family Time Break Fund, Young Carers Support
• We deliver projects and services that help support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing and education and learning
• We provide advice and support to those who support children and young people through a programme of training, resources, research, and access to our advisory service
• We build sector partnerships to help influence change in policy and practice

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