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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@cfb.org.uk
c/o 34 Hyde Park Gate
South Kensington
SW7 5DN

Support Offered

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

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.

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