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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.

Scottish Charity Number: SC045047

Originally set up to assist armed forces veterans through the transition from military to civilian life, we now run as a drop-in and support centre 5 days a week 9am to 5pm offering a range of services which include free teas and coffees a free hot lunch, advice and assistance with benefits, money matters, housing, and also refer veterans on to specialist in these areas as and when required. We also organise daily activities for our veterans in the centre, quizzes, guitar lessons, film evenings, curry nights and regular day outings. We also provide support and assistance in crisis situations e.g. Financial support and emergency food packages. We provide an outreach service for our vulnerable veterans and provide free clothing. We also have a bicycle repair shop which our veterans work in.

Contact Information

https://www.cominghomecentre.org/
info@cominghomecentre.org
840-860 Govan Road
Glasgow
G51 3UU

Support Offered

We provide basic advice and assistance in welfare reform issues, housing, money matters, for more specialist work in this area we refer on to our specialists partners, e.g. ASAP , Money Matters. We have an in-house CPN who meets weekly with veterans on a referral basis. Rock to Recovery also use or facility for meetings with our veterans. We also provide an outreach service for our more vulnerable veterans in the local community, of which we transport back and to our centre and support to appointments.

Charity Number: 1185308

The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Benevolent Fund purchases specialist goods and services for patients whilst they undertake their rehabilitation programme. In addition to these purchases the money raised provides patients with the opportunity to engage in social activities over the course of their stay at DMRC Stanford Hall. Socialising outside of Stanford Hall allows them to interact normally in public and forget about their injuries and rehabilitation for a few hours. The rehabilitation benefits are enormous, providing a much-needed boost of motivation during the difficult and lengthy period of their mental and physical rehabilitation.

The DMRC Benevolent Fund provides environmental and social integration opportunities to increase patient’s exposure to activities of normal life that many of us take for granted. This may be in the form of trauma patients attending sporting events with large crowds, or a patient with chronic pain and fear of outside spaces travelling on public transport and attending a café, developing independence. The charity also provides a wide range of specialist equipment.

Public generosity and fundraising allows the charity to provide the extra elements of rehabilitation that the public purse does not have the ability to provide. Your valued contribution makes the often difficult and traumatic road to rehabilitation a little easier for all patients. Knowing that they remain in the thoughts of the Great British public is a hugely positive reminder that their selfless commitment to the Armed Forces is repaid when they are injured.

Contact Information

http://www.dmrcbenfund.org.uk
info@dmrcbenfund.org.uk
Managing Trustee
DMRC Stanford Hall
Stanford on Soar
LE12 5BL

Support Offered

Support for DMRC Stanford Hall patients to allow reintegration opportunities whilst they receive rehabilitation.

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.

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: 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: 264524

The Forces Pension Society is an independent, not-for-profit membership funded organisation that acts as a pension watchdog for the whole military community.

Contact Information

https://forcespensionsociety.org/
memsec@forpen.co.uk
68 South Lambeth Road
London
SW8 1RL
020 7820 9988

Support Offered

The Society (FPS) empowers its members to make better, well-informed choices about their Armed Forces Pension by providing members of the Schemes and their partners with personalised pension guidance. FPS influences at the ‘top table’, working in collaboration with government for the appropriate delivery of your pension. The society also runs a series of roadshows, webinars and other educational sessions to better prepare the Armed Forces community on all pension matters. Members receive a variety of benefits including significant discounts and deals across a wide range of commercial goods and services.

Charity Number: 1152978

Give Us Time is a small, niche service charity that focuses exclusively on the military family. As a charity we provide free holiday accommodation to veterans and serving personnel and their families, as well as the families of those who have lost their lives due to military service. The holidays we provide – from a night in London, a weekend break in the country, or a week’s holiday in the sun – facilitate reconnection and readjustment to family life following long periods of separation due to operational deployment. As well as individual family holidays, we also run group holidays for those families who live, work and serve together. Give Us Time relies on donations of time from the owners of holiday groups, hotels, holiday homes and timeshares and puts them to good use. We believe that to have happy service personnel you need happy service families.

The Charity’s objects are: to support armed forces personnel, their families and veterans through such charitable means as the trustees think fit and in particular: (a) to support the morale of armed forces personnel by giving support to their family units; (b) to assist service families, especially, but not exclusively those who have suffered loss or injury; (c) to help both armed forces personnel and their families make the transition from military to civilian life; and to relieve serving and former members of the armed forces and their dependants who are in need by virtue of their physical or mental health or their economic circumstances.

Contact Information

https://giveustime.org.uk/
enquiries@giveustime.org.uk
73 Great Tichfield Street
London
W1W 6RD
02074708877

Support Offered

Give Us Time aims to provide holidays for both serving and veteran military personnel and their families from across the British Armed Forces. As a charity we mainly provide free holiday accommodation and ask the service family to cover travel, insurance and other holiday expenses. However, we also organise group holidays which are usually fully sponsored by the property donor and/or regimental group sponsoring the Service families attending the trip.

Charity Number: 1139553
Company Number: 07219611

Holiday Accommodation for service personnel, both serving and veterans

Contact Information

http://www.heroes-haven.org.uk/
Herston Yards
Washpool Lane
Swanage
BH19 3DJ

Support Offered

Affordable purpose built holiday accommodation for disabled, injured, and visually impaired service personnel, their immediate family and carers.

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