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Charity Number: 1161224

The Ripple Pond helps the adult loved ones of serving and retired members of HM Forces and who are suffering distress because of their loved one’s condition.

Contact Information

www.theripplepond.org
help@theripplepond.org
Mandora House
Louise Margaret Road
Aldershot
GU11 2PW
0333 900 1028 (freefone)

Support Offered

Support offered:
• Local peer-led support groups
• Peer ‘buddies’
• Video meetings (via Skype)
• ‘closed’ Facebook page (members only)
• WhatsApp group chats
• Social events and talks
• Signposting to other charities

Charity Number: 219279

Caring and campaigning for the serving and ex-Service community.

Contact Information

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk
info@britishlegion.org.uk
199 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1AA
02032072100

Support Offered

Grants and funding for temporary crisis.
Loans. Assistance finding financial help/ grants.

Short/ long term residential care.
Holiday/ respote homes.

Emotional support and care.
War grave tours.

Charity Number: 226446
Scottish Charity Number: SC038199

Seafarers UK is a charity that provides grants to other front line charities working right across the maritime sector. We support charities that help seafarers or ex-seafarers from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy or fishing fleets. We also give grants to maritime youth groups and charities that help seafarers’ families, including widows and children.

Contact Information

https://www.theseafarerscharity.org/
contact@theseafarerscharity.org
8 Hatherley Street
London
SW1P 2QT
0207 932 5972

Support Offered

Seafarers UK supports mainly UK-based charities that provide help across a broad spectrum of welfare need including housing, debt, injury, relationship breakdown and family bereavement. Occasionally we provide grants to maritime charities from other Commonwealth countries.

Charity Number: 1172407

Aiming to increase community cohesion and tackle social isolation by connecting people. Through the VC Gallery, we work to create meaningful engagement, combat and support poor mental health and social care amongst the Veteran and local communities.
We offer a positive support network, a creative space to help people re-connect through art, workshops, local events and opportunities within the area. We provide a diverse support network to empower and help develop a united, positive and safe environment. We provide weekly art sessions, outreach workshops within schools, memory cafes, retirement homes and for third sector organisations.
We offer a breakfast club once a week and help with housing issues, benefit problems and employment support.

Contact Information

http://www.thevcgallery.com
admin@thevcgallery.com
30 High Street
Haverfordwest
SA61 2DA

Support Offered

We offer peer mentor help, guidance and expertise with all veteran affairs.
We have excellent referral pathways with national organisations and our local Authority, keeping a close connection with the individual we work with a holistic approach to achieve the best outcome at all times.
Our expertise is offering a vibrant, creative space where people can socialise and expressive themselves through art, that can be at our art workshops, or volunteering at memory cafes, schools and residential homes.

Charity Number: 1155953

Our Vision:
To be there for those who have served in any of the UK Armed Forces (Veterans) for one day’s service or more, their families and dependents, who experience adverse issues and conditions, discrimination, or disadvantage during transition from military service, through resettlement, and in civilian life.
Our Mission Statement:
To help all serving members and veterans of the UK Armed Forces , their spouses, children, and dependents by working in partnership with others to assist in the provision of schemes, grants, and services for their resettlement, rehabilitation, retraining, employment , and welfare.
Our Values:
The Veterans Contact Point values its effective partnership working, demonstrating a non – judgemental diverse approach, challenging inequality and discrimination, by offering a professional, ethical, and accessible quality service to serving members and veterans of the UK Armed Forces, their families and dependents, empowering and aiding them to improve their lives and well-being within the community

The Veterans Contact Point (VCP) is a local military charity supporting veterans and their families in Warwickshire, Coventry & Solihull. The VCP started as a Veteran to Veteran run information, referral and peer support centre in 2011 to improve the access to support and information for serving and former members of the UK Armed Forces.

In February 2014 the VCP became a registered as military charity (Charity no: 1155953). It remains a veteran run organisation staffed totally by volunteers, including those who have served themselves, and who are committed to helping the local Armed Forces Community. The VCP offers an office base for partners and organisations who provide additional support, these include: SSAFA Warwickshire & Coventry; Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust – Ex-Armed Armed Forces Mental Health; Veterans UK; Citizens Advice Bureau; Warrior Programme; Coventry Solihull & Warwickshire AFCC; The Parachute Regimental Associations; Ubique Partnerships Limited and many more.

We ensure that every penny donated or raised is used in direct support of local Veterans and their families in the community. We provide information, advice and referrals to a wide range of specialist organisations and service charities. We also help veterans who have been in contact with the law through our Criminal Justice Partnership’s, providing a referral and information helpline service (telephone: 02476 348227).

We are open Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 16:00 hours. Referrals can be made by telephone, email or by dropping in at the VCP.

Contact Information

http://www.veteranscontactpoint.co.uk/
contactus@veteranscontactpoint.co.uk
Bentley Road
Nuneaton
CV11 5LR
02476 343793

Support Offered

Objects:
The relief in need of former members of the Armed Services, their spouses, children and dependents or organisations supporting their needs in particular but not exclusively by:
(i) providing or assisting in the provision of schemes for their resettlement, rehabilitation, retraining and employment; and
(ii) providing or assisting in the provision of grants, items and services for their benefit
 To provide a safe environment.
 To provide a professional assessment of needs.
 To provide a weekly job club & job preparation activities.
 To provide training courses where appropriate, leading to a recognised qualification or accreditation.
 To promote awareness of needs through presentations, partnership working, marketing and fund raising events.
 To provide mentoring/peer support.
 To promote and develop the use of the Armed Forces Centre and its resources to the wider community.
 To support and promote, with others the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Charity Number: 1120893
Company Number: 6263721

The Warrior Programme is a personal motivation and training programme. The course teaches individuals how to take control of their life, and how to increase confidence, motivation and focus, enabling participants to create a healthy, independent and balanced life style. The programme is particularly suitable for ex Service and Serving personnel in transition post operations.

Contact Information

http://www.warriorprogramme.org.uk
enquiries@warriorprogramme.org.uk
1 Thorpe Close
London
W10 5XL
0808 801 0898

Support Offered

3 day educational and motivational training programme and monthly meetings.

Charity Number: 206787

To inform and provide guidance to all serving and former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Reserves on financial matters including re-settlement and employment.

Contact Information

http://www.whiteensign.co.uk
office@whiteensign.co.uk
HMS Belfast
Tooley Street
London
SE1 2JH
020 7407 8658

Support Offered

Independent financial advice.

Employment advice and assistance.

Charity Number: 1133386

Tickets For Troops was set up in 2009 to provide all serving members of the Armed Forces and those medically discharged since 2001 with free tickets for major sporting events, theatre performances, music concerts and cultural attractions. Over the last five years, the charity has been been donated over 500,000 tickets which have been made available to their 140,000 registered members.

Troops can register at: www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk

Contact Information

http://www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk
info@ticketsfortroops.org.uk
6 Lower Grosvenor Place
London
SW1W 0EN
0207 932 0808

Support Offered

Offering troops free tickets for sport, theatre and cultural events.

Company Limit by Guarantee: 06227377
Company Number: 06227377

Big White Wall is a multi-award winning digital mental health service, active in the UK, New Zealand and the USA. It delivers personalised support and recovery pathways to improve mental health and related conditions via a safe and engaging collaborative platform of peers and professionals.

Big White Wall is free to all UK serving personnel (including reservists), veterans/ex-serving, and their families aged 16+, thanks to the support of Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and NHS England.

BWW has reached thousands of members since its launch in 2007, and is available online 24/7. BWW works with the NHS, the armed forces, employers, and universities. The fact that it is anonymous and easily accessible online helps reach those who may not otherwise access support.

Contact Information

http://bigwhitewall.com
theteam@bigwhitewall.com
4th Floor
36038 Whitefriars Street
London
EC4Y 8BQ
+44 (0)203 4056196

Support Offered

Big White Wall (BWW) was one of the first five services to be endorsed by the NHS in the NHS Mental Health Apps Library (NHS Choices), and is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is supported by Help for Heroes, NHS England and the Ministry of Defence to provide free, 24/7 mental health support to the Armed Forces community.

It offers:
– Safe, anonymous support online 24/7
– Trained counsellors online at all times to moderate and facilitate the service
– Specialist online self-help courses for the armed forces community on a variety of mental health topics
– Peer support
– Tools, tests and helpful information
– A safe space to express yourself

All available free at www.bigwhitewall.com

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