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Charity Number: 1167986

Sapper Support is the UK’s only 24:7 PTSD helpline staffed solely by veterans and 999 staff. Giving veterans and their families instant access through a 24:7 helpline to support from trained veteran volunteers.

Contact Information
5 Charles Street
BD19 4QF
07852 994222

Support Offered

Sapper Support is unique in its approach to supporting the veteran community. We offer instant support regardless of cap-badge or service to our callers.
Trained in PTSD awareness by the UK’s premier mental health charity MIND, we are able to couple this with experience of the battle field as well as the day to day issues that life throws at us once we leave the safe confines of the MOD.
We are able to give those who are not yet diagnosed, the ability to take ownership of their future. Giving them the opportunity to book a private assessment of their choosing, whilst not having to worry about the cost, as we pick up the bill. This reduces the waiting time for a GP referral from (on average) four months to two weeks.
Th benefits of this are quite plain to see.
Firstly, reduction of impact on the NHS and GP’s. Secondly, the psychological effect on the individual in question who now doesn’t have a mammoth wait to be seen by a clinical professional.

Charity Number: SC012739
Scottish Charity Number: SC015260

Provide supported independent living accommodation for ex-Service people and ex-Merchant mariners who are homeless or in need.

Contact Information
53 Canongate
0131 556 0091

Support Offered

Help with benefits and pensions.
Financial support for residents on very low incomes.

128 high quality, single, en-suite rooms with full catering service in Edinburgh and Dundee. 25 affordable rental flats.

Practical, emotional and welfare support including housing support. 24 hour support warden cover.

Charity Number: 1136854

To provide relief from the effects of bereavement to young people up to and including the age of 18 who have suffered the loss of a parent whilst serving with the armed forces of the crown.

Contact Information
Unit 21 Bergen Way
King’s Lynn
PE30 2JG
08000 928 571

Support Offered

Holiday’s, activities, grants, gifts, experiences and bereavement support to children who have lost a parent serving in the British Armed Forces.

Seafarers’ Advice & Information Line (SAIL) is a free advice service supporting active and former seafarers across the UK. This includes the Naval Service.
All advice is free and confidential. SAIL’s advice is given over the phone, by email or by post. SAIL also attends the VOS every month in Portsmouth.
SAIL is part of Citizens Advice.

Contact Information
Seafarers' Advice and Information Line
30 King William Walk
SE10 9HU
0800 160 1842

Support Offered

Seafarers’ Advice & Information Line (SAIL) offers free advice and support to anyone who’s ever served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the Reserves, as well as their partners. SAIL has 8 professional advisers.
Advice is given on a wide range of issues, for example debt, benefits, housing, immigration, the practicalities of relationship breakdown and much more.
Contact SAIL free on 0800 160 1842. For more on SAIL see

Charity Number: 1168876

To relieve members or their dependants who are in need by virtue of financial hardship, injury or sickness.

Contact Information
SBS Association
PO Box 1014
BH15 4YT

Support Offered

Welfare and social activities.

Charity Number: 210760
Scottish Charity Number: SC038056

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885.

Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 85,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person.

We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Contact Information
4 St Dunstan's Hill
020 7403 8783

Support Offered

6,500 trained caseworkers, operating through a local branch network, specialising in sourcing funds from assistance providers
1,000 volunteers supporting serving personnel and their families on military bases around the world
‘Forcesline’ – confidential helpline accessible from anywhere in the world:
2 x SSAFA Norton Homes for families of wounded undergoing treatment at Selly Oak Hospital and Headley Court
3 x support groups for bereaved families, bereaved siblings and families of wounded personnel
Housing advisory service and housing options including a residential care home and temporary ‘Stepping Stone’ ‘housing for estranged families
Healthcare, Social work, victim support and adoption services for serving personnel and their families

Scottish Charity Number: SCO45309

Stand Easy works towards the recovery of Wounded, Injured or Sick Veterans through the use of drama activities.

Contact Information
6 High St
KY10 2LA
01333 278 853

Support Offered

We run a 4 week drama activities project each May. This, at the request of our Veterans, leads to the tour of a play devised by the Veterans together with the actors, both professional and volunteer drama students.
Most of the Veterans we work with have mental health issues such as PTSD, and we have considerable success in improving their lives.
We also run weekly drama workshops which have a strong sociable element to them. This means that we can provide support for our Veterans throughout the year, and Veterans who cannot cope with a 4 week commitment can still be involved. We will be working with schools in the Tayside area to create short scenarios that we will perform to the schools in order to raise discussions about mental health issues.
We work in a way that revives skills that our Veterans already possess: courage, a sense of family, communication skills, a sense of humour, focus on a task, team work etc – skills that are in fact all common to drama work. We then add in the creative and imaginative context of the work and staff. All of this takes place in a safe and secure environment that we take time to build.
We work in partnership with Legion Scotland, Veterans First Point, Combat Stress, Step Together, Help for Heroes Band of Brothers/Sisters, Dundee Council and the Dundee and Angus College.

Charity Number: 1131977

Charitable objects are

(1) the relief of need, hardship and distress amongst past and present members of The Parachute Regiment and their dependents:

(2) the promotion of efficiency of The Parachute Regiment:

(3) the promotion and maintenance of the heritage of The Parachute Regiment

Contact Information
Merville Barracks
01206 817074

Support Offered

As per objects




Charity Number: 1140191

To promote and protect the physical and mental health and welfare of those who have been wounded whilst serving in the Armed Forces and civilian emergency services by introducing them to surfing and other peer group activities.

To assist veterans in adjusting to civilian life, including those challenged by mental and physical problems improving their quality of life.

To maintain a high level of care of veterans.

To build or restore, equip, staff and maintain a recovery centre for the care of veterans by veterans.

Contact Information
Unit 11
Long Rock Industrial Estate
Long Rock,Penzance
TR20 8HX
01736 365645

Support Offered

Surf Action support veterans and family members on a daily and weekly basis through their beach clinics held at Gwithian beach near St Ives each Friday.

The project boosts moral, confidence; self esteem and can be positive and complimentary therapy to ongoing rehabilitation.

Using the coastal environment is a great way to improve the mental and physical wounds, but it’s not the only way. This is where Surf Action can sign post to other organisations to help with health, social and welfare issues. Surf Action are much more than just surfing.

Charity Number: 264678

The Objects of The London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled are as follows:

Contact Information
88 Grasvenor Avenue
07860 850102

Support Offered

To organise outings, entertainment, transport and other support for former servicemen and women who are disabled, elderly, inform, impoverished or otherwise in need of charitable assistance.

To assist in the treatment and care of former servicemen and women who are disabled, elderly, infirm, impoverished or otherwise in need of charitable assistance by making grants of money for providing or paying for items, services or facilities.

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