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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: 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: 1139257
Scottish Charity Number: SC041990
Company Number: 07451571

The Armed Forces Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – A National Support Group of the MS Society “Supporting Members of the Military family affected by MS”

Contact Information

http://www.mutual-support.org.uk
support-team@mutual-support.org.uk
C/O Mutual Support
MS Society National Centre
372 Edgware Road,London
NW2 6ND

Support Offered

Advice and assistance in applying for state benefits, war pensions, AFCS and grants from other sources.
Residential weekends with health-workers.

Charity Number: 218742

To support seafarers, retired seafarers and their dependants who are in need through sickness, incapacity, disablement, unemployment , low income or other need.

Contact Information

http://www.nautiluswelfarefund.org/
welfare@nautilusint.org
Nautilus House
Mariners Park
Wallasey
CH45 7PH
0151 346 8840

Support Offered

Mariners’ Park in Wallasey provides a range of services.

Independent accommodation in 113 houses, bungalows and apartments.
32 place residential and nursing home, which can also provide respite care.
On site Home Care Service.
Communal facilities including café, gym, hobby room and laundry.
The Charity also provides financial support through regular grants and one off grants for essential items.

The Charity also offers a Caseworker Service providing advice on benefits and services. This is available in Merseyside, Hull and Grimsby and Southampton and Portsmouth areas.

Charity Number: 1102593
Company Number: 5021052

Our mission is to supply Bibles and Christian resources to the uniformed services, seafarers and associated organisations.

Literature is provided on request and reimbursement is sought through donations and sponsorship to meet production costs and overheads.

Contact Information

https://nmbs.org.uk/
enquiries@nmbs.org.uk
Castaway House
311Twyford Avenue
Portsmouth
PO2 8RN
02392699873

Support Offered

Bibles and Christian resources

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: 1045259
Company Number: 03031503

For 24 years, Odyssey has been transforming the lives of people with cancer by creating a magical, fun, and often ‘life-changing’ adventure to help people regain their self-confidence and enjoyment of life while living with uncertainty. Through its free, 5-day residential programme, Odyssey takes participants to an unknown destination, where they are supported through a series of physical, creative and artistic challenges, drawing on the majesty of the outdoors, to help adult cancer survivors overcome the physical and emotional devastation caused by their illness.

Contact Information

http://www.odyssey.org.uk
info@odyssey.org.uk
Suilven
Marconi Lane
Tywyn,Gwynedd
LL36 9SN
01654 710225

Support Offered

Our expertise is in delivering experiential well-being courses for people living with cancer. The associate staff team at Odyssey have a wealth of experience in facilitating developmental environments across a broad range of public, private and third sector organisations that they bring to their work for the charity.

Charity Number: 201321

Dedicated exclusively to supporting officers, ex-officers and their dependants. Including provision of employment services, financial and welfare support. Works in close collaboration with other charities.

Collocated with The Soldier’s Charity, RFEA and the Haig Housing Trust and Cobseo.

Contact Information

http://www.officersassociation.org.uk
info@officersassociation.org.uk
40 Caversham Road
Reading
RG1 7BT
020 7808 4160

Support Offered

Short and long term financial help and advice for ex-officers and their families, throughout their lives.

Access to residential homes for disabled and single persons.

Employment support and job finding for officers and ex-officers throughout their working lives. Part of MoD Career Transition Partrnership.

Company Number: 5084125

The Personal Finance Society (PFS) is the professional body for the financial planning profession in the UK and a part of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
In 2017 the PFS established a pro bono services called Forces MoneyPlan offering free generic financial guidance to Armed Forces personnel and Veterans. This free and confidential service is part of our commitment under the Armed Forces Covenant to help ensure that recipients are placed in a more informed position in respect of their overall financial well-being and less vulnerable to financial misinformation and scams.
Pro bono services are a key offering of most professions and an important part of our ongoing campaign to build trust amongst consumers and membership organisations. The PFS has offered free generic financial guidance via MoneyPlan (a joint initiative with Citizens Advice) for several years and Forces MoneyPlan is a targeted extension of this hugely successful brand initiative.

Contact Information

https://www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/
Lyn.new@thepfs.org
Personal Finance Society
42-48 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2JP
07900 226151

Support Offered

Forces Moneyplan offers a free, confidential one-off consultation (by phone, face to face or online) with a fully qualified and regulated financial adviser who is a member of the Personal Finance Society and compliant with the societies code of ethics. The financial adviser will provide what is known as generic financial guidance designed to help individuals identify and better understand their financial needs or specific financial issues, services and/or products and make better informed decisions as a result. It will not involve giving personal recommendations about the suitability of specific products or services or their sale or promotion, as this is what is known as regulated financial advice which is outwith the scope of this offering.
Currently Forces MoneyPlan is promoted by several organisations that work in partnership with the PFS . These include:
The Veterans Gateway – all forces veterans can access the service via:
www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives//forces-moneyplan/forces-veterans.
The OnCourse Foundation – members of this forces charity can access the service via: www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/on-course-foundation/
Blesma – members of this forces charity can access the service via:
www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/blesma/
The Forces Pension Society – members of this forces charity can access the service via:
www.thepfs/about-us/initiatives/forces-moenyplan/forces-pension-society/
We currently have capacity to work in partnership with additional members of Cobseo and look forward to expanding our service accordingly. If you would like to know more, please contact either Tony Miles (Forces MoneyPlan Project Manager) tony.miles@thepfs.org or Lyn New (Forces MoneyPlan Administrator) Lyn.new@thepfs.org

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