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Charity Number: 1048212
Company Number: 02334459

Age UK Waltham Forest, established in 1982, stands as an independent, self-funded, user-led charity. Our mission is rooted in creating an inclusive, respectful, and supportive society, where each older person enjoys a high-quality, fulfilling life, supported to live independently at home for as long as they desire.

Vision:
Our vision revolves around fostering a society where every older person is empowered to lead a life filled with quality, enjoyment, and fulfilment. We are dedicated to ensuring that individuals can age with dignity, supported by our commitment to facilitating independent living for as long as they wish.

Contact Information

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/walthamforest/
info@ageukwalthamforest.org.uk
Waltham Forest Resource Hub (North)
58 Hall Lane
Chingford
E4 8EU

Support Offered

Age UK Waltham Forest, with its experienced staff and volunteers, annually supports over 6,000 older people in the local area through a diverse range of services including Information and Advice Service, Befriending, Independent Living Services, Veterans Group and 30 weekly activities that include Digital support, coffee Mornings, Zumba, Table Tennis, Walking football. Our work is shaped by the priorities identified by older people themselves, with a focus on money, wellbeing, and inclusion.

Aims:
Reduced Social Isolation: We actively work to diminish social isolation by assisting older individuals in reconnecting with the community. This involves helping them find places to go, engaging in activities, and facilitating connections with new people.

Improved Mental and Physical Health: Our services contribute to improved mental and physical health by enhancing understanding and
self-management of health conditions. We provide information and assist in accessing local health and support services, prioritising the overall wellbeing of our beneficiaries.

Improved Finances and Reduction in Poverty: With expert assistance, we aim to advise and support older people in maximising their incomes, thereby contributing to improved financial stability and a reduction in poverty.

Support for Independent Living: We offer comprehensive support for independent living, including assistance at home, handyperson services, and gardening services, recognising the importance of a safe and comfortable living environment.

Our Veteran support services cover a broad spectrum, including accommodation, health support, addressing social isolation, and organising various events.

Our Joint Coordinators work directly with veterans, providing information and advice services for rehoming, referrals to specialists, and assistance with mental health issues.

They also play a crucial role in facilitating social events, monthly lunches, breakfast clubs, coffee club meetings, and annual Christmas lunches, contributing to building a strong sense of community among veterans. Actively engaging with other veteran organisations, our coordinators have forged partnerships with SSAFA, The Royal British Legion, Veterans Aid, and more. This collaboration ensures veterans are directed to specialised services when needed. Our involvement with Leyton Orient Football Foundation, resulting in monthly lunches and match tickets, exemplifies the positive impact of these collaborations.

Charity Number: 1148194
Company Number: 07930954

Allied Services Trust:

1. Provides unbiased education to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for possible future incapacity
2. Empowers people to make informed decisions about who might help them in the future with their financial and welfare matters
3. Offers a drafting service which is accessible and affordable
4. Offers an administration service to help those who are vulnerable and have no-one else to act on their behalf
5. Operates on a not for profit basis offering additional reduced fees for those on low income and experiencing financial hardship

Contact Information

http://www.alliedservicestrust.org/
enquiries@alliedservicestrust.org
The Granary
Newlands Manor Farm
Everton
SO41 0JH
01590 644073

Support Offered

Lasting Powers of Attorney
Attorneyship Administrations
Court of Protection Applications
Deputyship Administrations
Unbiased Education
Drafting Workshops
Mobile Clinics
Supports people Nationally

Charity Number: 1142135

The charity was formed in 2011 to provide our injured, wounded and sick service personnel and veterans support in their recovery journey through the medium of competitive Winter Sports. The opportunities we provide have allowed our Athletes the chance to redefine themselves and regain the spirit of challenge and competition. The Winter Sports environment transforms an Athletes drive and energy to overcome adversity, provides focus during difficult recovery journey’s and gives a sense of freedom that had once been lost.

Contact Information

http://www.afpst.co.uk
nordic@afpst.co.uk
RMA Sandhurst
Camberley
GU15 4PQ
07508 015053

Support Offered

1. To provide an opportunity for our wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans to grow, develop and perform at the highest level of competition in Para Winter Sports including; Nordic, Alpine and Snowboarding.
2. To provide an opportunity for our wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans that are unclassifiable, to grow, develop and perform at the highest level of competition as Coaches and Guides.
3. To inspire all to see what can be achieved through the correct support, guidance, coaching and opportunity for our Athletes to live their dreams and and fulfill their aspirations.

Charity Number: 1135918
Company Number: 7100967

To provide recreational and other leisure time facilities for serving members of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, or the Maritime Reserve and their families, and other specified classes including ex-serving members of the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines, and serving members of the Army or the Royal Air Force, attached to or embedded with Royal Navy units.

Contact Information

https://www.china-fleet.co.uk/your-club-royal-navy-marines/reservist-rates/
trust@china-fleet.co.uk
China Fleet Country Club
Saltash
PL12 6LJ
01752 848668

Support Offered

Extensive health & leisure facilities including a golf course, accommodation, function rooms and Woodland Adventure Golf.

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: 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

Charity Number: 1190445

We provide assistance to veterans and their families with Mental Health support through counselling and one to one interventions, Addiction support with our addiction substance misuse practitioner. The addiction support is through group work as well as one to one interventions. We also supply complementary therapies in the form of reiki and acupuncture. Social inclusion in the form of groups such as woodcraft, model making and craft as well as coffee morning’s free meals and our breakfast club. Practical support through our case workers who support such things as benefits, housing, fuel poverty, food poverty as well as furniture.

Contact Information

http://www.eastdurhamveterans.co.uk
contact@eastdurhamveterans.co.uk
Queen Alexandra Road
Seaham
SR7 7NH
01915815677

Support Offered

We have 2 case workers who work with the practical support side of what we offer. We have 4 fully qualified counsellors who work within the veterans trust and are dedicated to supporting our veterans. Our substance misuse practitioner who has 18 years experience in substance misuse and also offers complimentary therapies such as reiki and acupuncture.

Scottish Charity Number: SC040765
Company Number: 360882

HorseBack UK is a charity which was set up in 2009 to empower service personnel and veterans suffering from life-changing injuries and post traumatic stress disorder. Using horsemanship and outdoor activities participants gain self confidence and self esteem amongst people who have experienced similar trauma.

Contact Information

http://www.horseback.org.uk/
emma@horseback.org.uk
Ferrar
Dinnet
Aboyne
AB34 5LD
01339 880487

Support Offered

The HorseBack experience is a three week residential programme spread over six months and follows three core goals: community, purpose and empowerment. It offers clients the opportunity to re-discover existing skills, learn new ones and gain a better understanding of themselves and their individual needs.

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