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Charity Number: 1028663
Company Number: 2634372

The charity aims and purpose is to offer emotional and practical support to vulnerable groups with complex needs, including veterans and their family members. Residents in the Boroughs of: Merton, Wandsworth, Richmond, Kingston and Sutton.
Our aim is to support groups in society, who find difficult to integrate within their local community, to do so. By increasing their self-confidence, develop the needed practical skills and guide them in achieving their full potential.

Contact Information

http://www.cdars.org.uk/
info@cdars.org.uk
296a Kingston Road
Wimbledon Chase
SW20 8LX
0203 8728217

Support Offered

CDARS has provided service within the community for over 30 years, our lines of expertise covers: counselling, support groups, managing and support with mental health, prevention and managing of suicide risks, thoughts and ideation, managing and support with substance and alcohol disorders, building self-esteem and self-confidence, develop and provision of health and well-being programme, including arts, music, choir and sports activities. Support with housing, homelessness and education/employment issues, treatment for perpetrators of domestic violence.

Charity Number: 1124508
Company Number: 6543150

Employment & Enterprise – we provide training, coaching and job brokerage support as well as creating transitional employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions within our social enterprises. We provide specialist services for particular groups led by people with lived experience.

Community engagement
Landscape design and build
Early intervention to support health and wellbeing
Safe and sustainable business support
Youth focused coaching, training and leadership programmes

Contact Information

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/msstt
greatermanchester@groundwork.org.uk
Trafford Ecology Park
Lake Road
Trafford Park,Manchester
M17 1TU

Support Offered

Operation Re-org is the area of our work that has specific relevance to the military community. Operation Re-Org is our ex-military skills for employment programme; it helps veterans who have struggled to find permanent employment because of difficult personal circumstances such as physical injuries, mental health problems, substance misuse issues, homelessness or having a criminal record.

We work with local forces charities to identify veterans who may benefit from our help. The programme, which is led by Terry Morley, a veteran who served with the 1st Battalion King’s Regiment, includes:
– Personalised assessment to identify support needed and establish goals
– Intensive 1-1 mentoring, support and training to build skills and confidence
– Development of a ‘working mind-set’ – essential workplace behaviours
– Job brokerage services to support people into job vacancies followed with 6 months in work support
– Bespoke training packages to support veterans back in to employment including accredited qualifications e.g. health and safety, first aid and CSCS.

The aim of the programme is for veterans to progress into sustained employment and gain long-lasting positive changes in their personal circumstances as a result of having a regular salary and routine, the opportunity to learn new skills, increased social interaction and improvements in confidence and feelings of self-worth.

We also provide additional IAG support services and work with a wide range of employers in the public and private sector to help them recruit armed forces veterans into their workforce.

We are also a specialist provider of employment focused support services for people that have a criminal record, including through the gate support for people that have served a custodial sentence.

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: 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: 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.

Charity Number: 1184971
Company Number: 11843722

We support serving members of the Armed Forces, their partners and families; military veterans and those who have been bereaved; alongside the local community around where the Armed Forces are based.
We aim to improve the morale, welfare and recreation capabilities that promote the efficiency of the Armed Forces, by nurturing talent, broadening opportunity and supporting the mental, physical and emotional well-being needs. We aspire to create an inclusive and spirited Armed Forces Community wherein potential is realised and opportunity is maximised.
We provide sport and recreational facilities for serving and former members and their dependants in order to increase their physical fitness, promote esprit de corps.
We deliver bespoke welfare and recreation programmes which focus on the individual. Whether it’s the serving and their dependants, veterans, the bereaved, or the local communities which support our Armed Forces, we seek to enhance their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Contact Information

http://www.tedworthequestrian.co.uk/
info@tedworthequestrian.co.uk
Cromwell House
Hubert Hamilton Rd
Bulford Barracks
SP4 9JY

Support Offered

We’re constantly adapting our approach to best suit the needs of those who come to us for support. We provide the following programmes:
Therapy – bespoke activities and requires the careful combination of medical practitioner, equine expert, the individual and our horses.

Learning – projects under this programme assist both adults and children. They focus on developing life skills, values and building confidence and character.

Rehabilitation – deliver support to those rehabilitating from a range of issues. Current projects are focussing on addictions (drugs, alcohol and gambling) dependency, crime and behavioural issues.

Recovery – these programmes support those in recovery from anxiety and depression, grief, domestic abuse and isolation issues. The demand to support this latter group has significantly increased as a result of Covid-19.

Sport and Recreation – We support active lifestyles and the benefits they have on health and well-being. Therefore we make our equine centres affordable to all who wish to use them. We support the NHS in their delivery of a holistic approach to health and well being and the social prescribing of activities.

Firm Base – This programme supports our equine centres which provide the charity with a firm base from which to operate. The centres become vital welfare hubs which link together many families coping with isolation and welcome newcomers to the communities.

Virtual Equestrian Centre – thanks to the generous support of Sport England, Tedworth Equestrian’s ‘Virtual Equestrian Centre’ initiative uses a virtual platform to tackle inequality of opportunity and participation in equestrian activity. We aim to break down barriers, improve accessibility and work toward the goal of enhancing the wellbeing of the Armed Forces Community and the local communities in which the Armed Forces are based. The platform includes interactive zoom sessions and pre-recorded video content, tailored to the demands of equestrianism, and will be accessible to everyone online.

Equine Therapy Courses – thanks to funding from the Wiltshire Community Foundation and The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, The Armed Forces Equine Charity will work with Warrior Equine and Horseback UK to deliver four new equine therapy courses in 2021 that will help 40 people who are facing severe mental and physical health challenges. Attendees will work with the horses loose in a round-pen, building trust with the animals through body language, emotional control and stress management – all vital skills that can be translated into everyday life.
Veterans Polo – thanks to the generous 2 year Grant granted in May 2019 by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and co-funded by Tedworth Equestrian, the Veterans Polo Project aims to foster a sense of belonging among the veterans community. Delivered by Tedworth Park Polo Club, memberships range from social to corporate, accommodating all abilities and ambitions.

Charity Number: 305962
Scottish Charity Number: SC039057
Company Number: 00293432

Our mission is to help people between the ages of 12 and 18 to develop both personally and physically.

Contact Information

http://www.armycadets.com/acfa
acfa@armycadets.com
Holerness House
51-61 Clifton Street
London
EC2A 4DW

Support Offered

Promotion of the ACF as a youth movement, advice to the MoD and Army on the operation of the ACF and the national management of all non-military activities for cadets and their volunteer adult leaders

Youth organisation with large range of activities

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.

Company Number: 05969256

The University of Winchester remains committed to the mission it has served for 175 years, since 1840: ‘to educate, to advance knowledge and to serve the common good.’ The University provides values-driven higher education through excellent programmes of study, sustained by teaching and research of the highest quality.

The University of Winchester leads the Service Children’s Progression Alliance (SCiP Alliance), which seeks to champion the success of children from military families through further and higher education into thriving careers and lives. In keeping with our commitment to serve the common good and our strong relationships with many local and national partners supporting armed forces families, the Alliance incorporates both research and practice hubs designed to help professionals help children and young people succeed at every stage of their education journey.

Contact Information

http://www.winchester.ac.uk
wp@winchester.ac.uk
The University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
Winchester
SO22 4NR

Support Offered

Universities in Support of Wounded, Injured and Sick Service Personnel (UNSWIS) programme, which provides work experience, taster sessions, and advisory visits for veterans.

Heritage for Heroes – undergraduate archaeology programme, which supports skills and career development for wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans.

University experience days, advice and aspiration- and awareness-raising support for children and young people, and their teachers, in Hampshire and the surrounding area.

The Service Children’s Progression Alliance – the university leads the SCiP Alliance, which develops pioneering research and practice designed to enhance the practice of professionals in schools, colleges and universities through an online hub and a range of supporting projects.

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