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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
Frankland Moore House
185-187 High Road
Chadwell Heath
RM6 6NA
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: 1162066

The charity object are as follows:
Providing assistance to beneficiaries with the provision of affordable accommodation, “beneficiaries” means;
Those who are in need or vulnerable , because of their physical or mental health or social or economic circumstances, to former members of the merchant navy, former service personal of armed forces of the crown and widow’s widowers and surviving dependants of men and woman who have served in the merchant navy, Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force.

Contact Information

http://bwmh.org.uk/
estatemanager@bwmh.org.uk
15 Woodford Green
Castle Lane West
Bournemouth
BH8 9PT
01202 302881

Support Offered

Charity Number: 1075109

Boost the morale of the Forces primarily through high quality entertainment and projects designed to bring the public and their Armed Forces closer together.

Contact Information

http://www.bff.org.uk
info@bff.org.uk
10a the High Street
Pewsey
SN9 5AQ
01672 564911

Support Offered

Produces shows and other projects designed to support Forces.

Charity Number: 1158886

Building Heroes provides ex-service personnel with a rapid transition into careers in the construction industry through retraining and employment support.
We provide an intensive programme covering a range of building skills, plus relevant health and safety training, to equip our graduates to progress into employment, self-employment or further training.
We have a growing network of employers able to offer job opportunities and provide appropriate individual support with your chosen career path.

Contact Information

http://www.buildingheroes.org.uk
info@buildingheroes.org.uk
Lodge Cottage
Brinsbury Estate
Staine Street, North Heath,Pulborough
RH20 1DJ
01798 874521

Support Offered

Five week intensive course in building skills: brickwork, rendering, plastering, painting, tiling, plumbing, carpentry and joinery leading to Level 1 qualification
Level 1 Health & Safety in Construction, CSCS Labourers Card
Asbestos Awareness training
Welfare support during training
Employment support/career guidance
Introductions to employer network providing a range of job opportunities
Signposting advice and guidance on self-employment or further training

Charity Number: 1154788

Established in August 2009, Cakes 4 Casualties’ Kath (the cake lady) visits the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Fisher House and Norton House in Birmingham at least once a week, supplying the Wounded, Injured and Sick Serving Personnel and their families with a variety of homemade cakes, The Cake Lady’s visits provide a huge boost to morale as well as helping with physical and mental recovery.
What began as a one-off visit is still going very strong nearly seven years later; Kath travels all over the country with a monthly trip to Headley Court and Norton House Headley, Haslar Company as well as one-off events like the Royal Marine Rehabilitation triathlon and some weddings for the Serving Personnel and Families she has met along the way!

Contact Information

http://www.cakes4casualties.co.uk
cakes4casualties@virginmedia.com
517 Shirley Road
Hall Green
Birmingham
B28 8QH
0121 694 3314

Support Offered

The Cake Lady’s visits provide a huge boost to morale as well as helping with physical and mental recovery.

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: 226684
Company Number: 34118

CESSAC has been operating amenity centres for serving members of the Armed Forces and their families in establishments at home and abroad for over 125 years. It branched out into managing sheltered housing for retired ex-HM forces people and their family members in southern England over 40 years ago through its sister organisation CESSA HA. Both organisations are managed from the Head Office in Portsmouth and share the website. The CofE in each title simply reflects the ethos of the founders and Directors – delivery has always been to those of all religions and none.

Contact Information

http://www.cessaha.co.uk
marika.stivanello@cessaha.co.uk
1 Shakespeare Terrace
126 High Street
Portsmouth
PO1 2RH

Support Offered

CESSAC provides a number of homely, welcoming alcohol-free cafes for serving Armed Forces Personnel and their families in Cyprus, Germany, Falklands & UK
CESSA HA manages sheltered housing schemes for ex-Service personnel & their families over age 60 – 6 schemes are in the Portsmouth area, mostly for those from any Service, with 2 others only for former naval service personnel in Greenwich & Saltash (those owned by Greenwich Hospital)

Charity Number: 1160206

Communities Fiji aims to provide support, advocacy and case work for Fijians living in the UK. We seek to empower Fijians through the provision of information and support so that they are not disadvantaged whilst living within the UK.

Contact Information

info@communitiesfiji.org.uk
14 Edward friend House
Brodia Road
London
N16 0ET

Support Offered

Communities Fiji can provide advice on welfare rights, benefits, employment , housing , and domestic abuse cases.

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