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Charity Number: 1139855
Company Number: 7363827

Links Combined Forces is a Mental Health project covering Carmarthenshire. The charity supports serving Armed Forces personnel, Veterans, and their families. The charity aims to support those who have experienced or are living with mental ill health to enable them to build self-confidence, self esteem learn new skills, improve health and overall well-being.

Contact Information

http://www.links.uk.net
combined.forces@links.uk.net
Unit 4
The Palms, 96
Queen Victoria Road,Llanelli
SA15 2TH

Support Offered

Links Combined Forces has worked with Veterans for over 8 years and have developed the project in line with need. The project currently offers welfare support, signposting, personal development, telephone buddy scheme, NAAFI style coffee mornings throughout Carmarthenshire and daily activities which Include – Miniature Figure Painting, IT, Arts and Crafts, Digital Photography and outdoor activities. The project also supports veterans with volunteering and work opportunities.

Scottish Charity Number: SC040690
Company Number: 362801

The charity is primarily designed as a ‘drop-in’ centre, with no appointments necessary. Our aim is to advise and support former members of our UK Armed Forces, reservists and their families, throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians, who experience any form of disadvantage post service. We have a small team of dedicated staff readily available to tackle any challenges that present, however minor or complex.

Contact Information

http://www.lothiansveteranscentre.org.uk/
contact@lothiansveteranscentre.org.uk
22 Eskdaill Court
Dalkeith
EH22 1AG

Support Offered

– A four day per week drop-in service, with no appointment necessary
– The LVC team provide advice support with employment, education, housing and benefits. Through our partnership work we provide quick reaction support for those with mental health challenges.
– Our drop-in centre is a safe place for “a brew and a blether” with fellow Veterans or to receive specialised support
– Friday’s at LVC are the social hub of the week, with our bacon roll morning
– Monthly social events, outings, sports and outdoor activities are also popular parts of our programme.
– We provide specialist support for partners of Veterans
– LVC also offers transition support to serving personnel due for discharge.

Charity Number: 1177039

Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.

The charity is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.

The UK has the highest incidence of Mesothelioma in the world, this directly correlates to our imports of asbestos. As with many occupations and professions there is a measurable incidence of mesothelioma amongst our armed forces personnel and veterans. This has prompted Mesothelioma UK to establish specific armed forces information and to seek a closer working relationship with armed forces charities and services.

The charity’s vision is:-
• To be a ‘Mesothelioma Essential One Stop Shop’ for up to date Mesothelioma support, information and education.
• Support the NHS to drive up standards and ensure equitable access to world class treatment, trials and care.
• To help the UK to lead the way in making Mesothelioma history through world class audit, research and clinical trials.
• To raise the profile of Mesothelioma to help prevent future cases of asbestos related disease.

Contact Information

http://www.mesothelioma.uk.com
info@mesothelioma.uk.com
Unit 116 Greenacres
The Sidings
Leicester
LE4 3BR
0800 1692409

Support Offered

The ‘Mesothelioma UK – Supporting Our Armed Forces’ project:

• Provides a specialist mesothelioma nurse, based in Southampton.
• Provides a finance and benefits advisor who can deal specifically with Armed Forces personnel and veterans.
• Will work with multiple organisations and healthcare professionals, responsible for meeting the healthcare needs of Armed Forces personnel and veterans, to raise awareness about mesothelioma and available support.
• Will develop and deliver a range of information resources to raise awareness of the disease within the Armed Forces and military personnel community.
• Includes the launch of a Facebook group specifically for the Armed Forces patients and their family and friends – www.facebook.com/groups/mesoukarmedforces.
• Has a comprehensive research programme that will collate all available data to quantify and describe the mesothelioma burden among the Armed Forces and also explore the experience of Armed Forces personnel in relation to mesothelioma.

If you’re a serving member of the Armed Forces, a veteran, mesothelioma patient, family member or carer, a member of an Armed Forces partner organisation or other party interested about finding out more about how Mesothelioma UK is supporting our Armed Forces, the treatments and care available, or for advice on benefits/compensation claims, please contact Mesothelioma UK.

Charity Number: 1146159
Company Number: 7862605

To aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing opportunities through Motorsport.

We have two formal roles to Defence:

In the coordination and provision of motor sport as a recovery activity
As Relationship Managers to the automotive industry for vocational opportunities for the wounded, injured and sick

Contact Information

http://www.missionmotorsport.org/
team@missionmotorsport.org
Vantage Point Buinsess Centre
Micheldean
GL17 0DD
03330 338338

Support Offered

Our output is in three areas.

Experience – Firstly, in the provision of days out, privileged access to big events and in a first hand, front seat, white knuckle introduction to an exciting and engaging sport.
Competition – The preparation, development, coaching and teamwork involved in competition is a hugely cathartic experience. By engaging in sprints, hill climbs, track racing, and rallying we engender a real team ethos. It is about much more than just the driving – car and boat preparation, logistics, support and race management all present challenges to be overcome. This can greatly help in the rebuilding of an individual’s confidence and provides emotional as well as practical support, and we are chock full of examples of where that is exactly the case – where participation in motorsport is changing lives for the better.
Vocation – Mission Motorsport provides a range of training courses and educational opportunities to suit the needs of individuals. These range from one day basic car maintenance courses at our workshop near Tedworth House; to a Modular Motorsport Foundation course culminating in a residential placement working with a major race team

Charity Number: 1157257

Mode Rehabilitation offers free and confidential counselling and psychological services for people living in Stockport. We specialise in delivering support to ex-military personnel, and work closely with a number of military charities and organisations.

Contact Information

http://www.moderehabilitation.com/
hello@mode.me.uk
Phoenix House
Whitefield Road
Bredbury,Stockport
SK6 2SS
0161 494 1515

Support Offered

We specialise in working with a range of combat-related issues including brain injury, loss of limbs, PTSD, anxiety, and substance misuse, and offer a range of in-house therapies specifically tailored to addressing these issues including:
CBT for depression and anxiety, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma, the 12-Step Approach for substance misuse, and massage and physiotherapy for joint and muscle injury, embodied trauma, and phantom limb pain. We also offer employment support in partnership with Project Recce, a veterans career transition program.

Charity Number: 210829

The Nuffield Trust for the Forces of the Crown is a Registered Charity that finances recreational and welfare amenities and facilities that are likely to be of lasting benefit to the Armed Forces, but which are not provided by public funds.
Founded in 1939 by Lord Nuffield, it is a grant-making charity which does not fund raise but makes grants out of the income from the original endowment provided by Lord Nuffield.

Contact Information

http://www.nuffieldtrust.org
general.secretary@nuffieldtrust.org
Magdala
Mill Lane
Titchfield
PO15 5R
01329 841695

Support Offered

Since 1939 the Trust has given grants worth some £222 million at today’s prices and it routinely allocates around £1 million to the Regular and Reserve Armed Services annually. This funds some 300 grants per year for a full range of sporting equipment; recreational facilities such as cinemas, clubs and bowling alleys; and audio-visual and computer equipment.
The Trust also gives grants for adaptive equipment for disabled personnel, to provide Christmas boxes for troops on operations, and for Forces entertainment shows. In addition, the Trust has given additional Capital Grants for large projects such as Outdoor Activity Centres, sports and social clubs, sports pitches, bowling alleys, yachts, gliders and aircraft. The Trust has also donated £5M towards the Black Stork Charity and the new DMRC facility at Stanford Hall and £1M to support the ADVANCE Research Study.

Charity Number: 1136618
Company Number: 7267733

OCF provides long-term benefits for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women and former Service personnel through the medium of golf. It provides golf familiarisation, skills and employment training, and facilitates work experience placements and full-time employment opportunities.

Contact Information

http://www.oncoursefoundation.com
info@oncoursefoundation.com
28 Falstaff House
Bardolph Road
Richmond
TW9 2LH
020 8334 2010

Support Offered

OCF offers confidence-building practical training and contributes to long-term development plans, which are key elements of the physical and psychological recovery process and transition to civilian life.

Charity Number: 1168287

The object of the CIO is to promote the efficiency of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces in such charitable ways as the trustees think fit with particular reference to:
 Increasing physical fitness
 Fostering the esprit de corps; and
 Raising morale;
of members of the Royal Air Force.

In particular (but not by way of limitation) the trustees may further the object through encouraging and facilitating the playing of, and participation in, and the provision of or assisting in the provision of facilities for, sport in the Royal Air Force.

Contact Information

info@RAFSportsFederation.uk
Kermode Hall
RAF Halton
Aylesbury
HP22 5PG
01296 657045

Support Offered

 Provision of an umbrella organisation for the 49 individual RAF Sports Associations who are currently all independent charities in their own right.
 Allocation of grants to all RAF Sports Associations covering kit, equipment, development, overseas visits and operating costs.
 Provision of a full finance service to the RAF Sports Association charities from bill payment, booking keeping, compilation of accounts and arrangement of independent examination.
 Charitable governance advice and assistance to the hundreds of Serving members who contribute to the organisation of sport in the RAF.

Charity Number: 1142956
Company Number: 07461043

Sharks Community Trust is the charitable arm of Sale Sharks, the North West’s only Premiership Rugby club. The charity was established in 2012 to help use rugby and sport for the wider community benefit, drawing on the core values of rugby, which are teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship, to deliver a range of community engagement programmes.

The use of rugby and sport has been used for many years to engage young people, and it is this interest that Sharks Community Trust seeks to draw upon. This includes delivering numeracy programmes in the classroom, linking sport with encouraging healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle, and delivering education particularly to young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). The Trust also has a comprehensive disability and inclusion programme, ‘In The Pack’ delivering a mixture of multi-sports and wheelchair sports to people with special and additional needs along with a successful ex-service personnel programme ‘Sharks Forces’ that supports veterans and their families with the transition from service to civilian with housing, employment and social and physical activity support.

Contact Information

http://www.salesharks.com/community
community@salesharks.com
Sale Sharks High Performance Centre
Carrington Lane
Manchester
M31 4AE

Support Offered

We offer services and activities to improve the physical health, mental health and employability skills of ex-service personnel and their families. We give them a visibility within their community delivering the project at community venues. Delivering drop-in social hubs to develop and maintain relationships with individuals who are sceptical and nervous at engaging with civilian society. Enhancing personal and social skills such as communication skills and confidence along with increasing employability skills and their well-being. We also work with the veteran’s family, introducing an intergenerational approach. We use our relationship with community rugby clubs across the North West to create a social hub for the whole community. We use gym and sport facilities based within clubs and use the clubhouse to host themed workshops. We also work closely with rugby clubs to identify volunteering opportunities as part of the programme. We create and offer a wide range of sporting activities for Veterans who are blind or visually impaired, there is a huge gap in the local offering from other key stakeholders in regards to physical activities suitable for Veterans with additional needs.

Scottish Charity Number: SC041345

Helping wounded combatants to recover from injuries and their experiences by providing week-long adventure holidays in Dumfries & Galloway.

Contact Information

http://www.southwestscotlandrnr.org.uk/
admin@southwestscotlandrnr.org.uk
The End House
Carsethorn
DG2 8DS

Support Offered

A week’s stay in a private home for groups of up to ten injured service personnel; daily outdoor activities including water sports, archery, clay pigeon shooting, zorbing, blindfolded jeep driving, etc;

All meals including home baking provided by volunteers;

Massage and aromatherapy treatments.

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