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Charity Number: 257040

To bind together in practical friendship women of the Royal Naval Services, past and present, by sharing achievements, traditions and heritage

Contact Information

http://www.wrens.org.uk
office@wrens.org.uk
Room 215
Semaphore Tower (PP70)
H M Naval Base,Portsmouth
PO1 3LT
02392 725141

Support Offered

Frequent meetings / reunions held throughout UK. Representation at military parades / commemorative events, throughout UK

In-house magazine ‘The Wren’ posted to all members.

Opportunity to attend reunions, meet locally, find former colleagues.
Contact with HM Ships / RN establishments.

Referrals to WRNS Benevolent Trust.

Charity Number: 216250
Scottish Charity Number: SC037605
Company Number: 61625

Barnardo’s is the UK’s leading children’s charity. We run over 800 children’s services and projects across the UK that transform the lives of children and young people every day.

Contact Information

http://www.barnardos.org.uk
supporterrelations@barnardos.org.uk
Barnardo's
Tanners Lane
Ilford
IG6 1QG
0208 550 8822

Support Offered

We work tirelessly to support children and young people to:
 thrive in stronger families; utilising an early intervention approach, based on the whole family and accounting for their emotional health and wellbeing
 provide safer childhoods; through targeted and tailored support to prevent abuse and child sexual exploitation while supporting looked after children and keeping them safe from harm
 build positive futures; with a focus on care leavers, supporting and managing what can be a difficult transition to adulthood

Charity Number: 518806
Company Number: 01944414

BASIC exists to serve people recovering from a traumatic brain injury or neurological illness. The organisation specialises in rehabilitation services for people and their families who are recovering from stroke, head and spinal injury, brain haemorrhage, brain tumour or similar injury/condition.

Contact Information

http://www.basiccharity.org.uk
enquiries@basiccharity.org.uk
554 Eccles New Rd
M5 5AP

Support Offered

Mental health services
Physical rehabilitation services
Cognitive rehabilitation services
Vocational support services
Complimentary therapies
Benefits and welfare rights advice
Social and therapeutic activities

Company Limit by Guarantee: 06227377
Company Number: 06227377

Big White Wall is a multi-award winning digital mental health service, active in the UK, New Zealand and the USA. It delivers personalised support and recovery pathways to improve mental health and related conditions via a safe and engaging collaborative platform of peers and professionals.

Big White Wall is free to all UK serving personnel (including reservists), veterans/ex-serving, and their families aged 16+, thanks to the support of Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and NHS England.

BWW has reached thousands of members since its launch in 2007, and is available online 24/7. BWW works with the NHS, the armed forces, employers, and universities. The fact that it is anonymous and easily accessible online helps reach those who may not otherwise access support.

Contact Information

http://bigwhitewall.com
theteam@bigwhitewall.com
4th Floor
36038 Whitefriars Street
London
EC4Y 8BQ
+44 (0)203 4056196

Support Offered

Big White Wall (BWW) was one of the first five services to be endorsed by the NHS in the NHS Mental Health Apps Library (NHS Choices), and is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is supported by Help for Heroes, NHS England and the Ministry of Defence to provide free, 24/7 mental health support to the Armed Forces community.

It offers:
– Safe, anonymous support online 24/7
– Trained counsellors online at all times to moderate and facilitate the service
– Specialist online self-help courses for the armed forces community on a variety of mental health topics
– Peer support
– Tools, tests and helpful information
– A safe space to express yourself

All available free at www.bigwhitewall.com

Charity Number: 1084189
Scottish Charity Number: SC010315
Company Number: 4102768

A national charity formed in the years following the First World War which supports all limbless ex service men and women, their widows and dependants.

Contact Information

http://www.blesma.org
ChadwellHeath@blesma.org
Frankland Moore House
185-187 High Road
Chadwell Heath
RM6 6NA
020 8590 1124

Support Offered

Grants for mobility, rehabilitation and adaptations. Advice on compensation allowance claims.

Nursing, residential and respite care.

Welfare support and visits. Assistance in finding employment.

Rehabilitation

Representation

Charity Number: 216227
Scottish Charity Number: SC039411

Support for blind and visually impaired ex-Servicemen and women.

Contact Information

http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/
fundraising@blindveterans.org.uk
12-14 Harcourt Street
London
W1H 4HD
020 7723 5021

Support Offered

Assistance in accessing benefits and the provision of financial aid.

Nursing and residential care. Short and long term.

Nationwide welfare service, together with lifelong rehabilitation, training and support.

Charity Number: 1088236
Company Number: 04263352

Bosence Farm Community is a registered charity providing residential treatment services for drug and alcohol misuse. Our stated purpose is to provide safe, high quality and accessible services in settings which enable individuals to change, and to achieve their full potential, free from addiction.

Our stated charitable aims are “To relieve poverty, sickness, distress, the provision of temporary accommodation for those in necessitous circumstances with particular regards to those who are affected by addiction to drugs and alcohol misuse.”

Contact Information

http://www.bosencefarm.co.uk/
info@bosencefarm.com
69 Bosence Road
Townshend
Hayle
TR27 6AN
01736 850006

Support Offered

Long established and successful specialist residential drug and alcohol treatment service provider.

Boswyns is a medically-supported detoxification and stabilisation service in a new, purpose build facility, whilst Bosence offers a programme of residential rehabilitation, based on the 12 Step model, in a converted farmhouse.

We also work with those with substance misuse and mental health problems at the same time; this is provided by our multi-disciplinary team, led by our mental health and general trained nursing team and overseen by our Specialist Medical Officer, who is a Psychiatrist.
We are in the process of building a 3rd unit on our site, which will be 4 bedroom residential recovery hub, designed to meet the needs of a relatively small number of people whose needs (related to alcohol and substance misuse) are complex. These will include families, where one or both parents are in active addiction and are reluctant to seek treatment for fear of losing access to their children, veterans with alcohol or substance dependency and PTSD, and young adults. These disparate groups will go through treatment in separate tranches (not together).

Charity Number: 1162066

The charity object are as follows:
Providing assistance to beneficiaries with the provision of affordable accommodation, “beneficiaries” means;
Those who are in need or vulnerable , because of their physical or mental health or social or economic circumstances, to former members of the merchant navy, former service personal of armed forces of the crown and widow’s widowers and surviving dependants of men and woman who have served in the merchant navy, Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force.

Contact Information

http://bwmh.org.uk/
estatemanager@bwmh.org.uk
15 Woodford Green
Castle Lane West
Bournemouth
BH8 9PT
01202 302881

Support Offered

Scottish Charity Number: SC043908

Glen Art supports veterans and their families.

Contact Information

http://www.glenart.co.uk/g/
info@glenart.co.uk
The Old Garden Centre
Erskine Home
Bishopton
PA7 5HS
07980631110

Support Offered

We organise artistic and gardening activities, as well as providing dogs and training for veterans with our BRAVEHOUND Project.

Through our partnership with the New York based Outside the Wire theatre company we co-present Theatre of War in the UK raising public awareness of PTSD and helping to remove the perceived stigma attached to a PTSD diagnosis in the military and veteran community.

We provide direct practical support in times of need.

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