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Charity Number: 1185308

The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Benevolent Fund purchases specialist goods and services for patients whilst they undertake their rehabilitation programme. In addition to these purchases the money raised provides patients with the opportunity to engage in social activities over the course of their stay at DMRC Stanford Hall. Socialising outside of Stanford Hall allows them to interact normally in public and forget about their injuries and rehabilitation for a few hours. The rehabilitation benefits are enormous, providing a much-needed boost of motivation during the difficult and lengthy period of their mental and physical rehabilitation.

The DMRC Benevolent Fund provides environmental and social integration opportunities to increase patient’s exposure to activities of normal life that many of us take for granted. This may be in the form of trauma patients attending sporting events with large crowds, or a patient with chronic pain and fear of outside spaces travelling on public transport and attending a café, developing independence. The charity also provides a wide range of specialist equipment.

Public generosity and fundraising allows the charity to provide the extra elements of rehabilitation that the public purse does not have the ability to provide. Your valued contribution makes the often difficult and traumatic road to rehabilitation a little easier for all patients. Knowing that they remain in the thoughts of the Great British public is a hugely positive reminder that their selfless commitment to the Armed Forces is repaid when they are injured.

Contact Information

http://www.dmrcbenfund.org.uk
info@dmrcbenfund.org.uk
Managing Trustee
DMRC Stanford Hall
Stanford on Soar
LE12 5BL

Support Offered

Support for DMRC Stanford Hall patients to allow reintegration opportunities whilst they receive rehabilitation.

Charity Number: 1087210
Company Number: 04185635

To ensure the well-being of all Armed Forces personnel.

Contact Information

http://www.dmws.org.uk
info@dmws.org.uk
The Old Stables
Redenham Park
Redenham,Andover
SP11 9AQ
01264 774000

Support Offered

Delivers an independent and impartial 24 hour specialist welfare service to those members of the British Armed Forces who are receiving hospital care, their dependant relatives and entitled civilians in order to contribute to the coherence of the recovery and rehabilitation pathway for service personnel. The crucial practical and emotional support is provided at times when it is most needed and is bound by a code of confidentiality. DMWS brings the Covenant between the Armed Forces and the Nation to life through its support of the wounded, injured and sick whilst under hospital care.

Charity Number: 1166310
Company Number: 09756000

To promote the rehabilitation of UK armed service personnel, who have suffered life changing mental or physical injuries, through the medium of scuba diving.

Deptherapy provides entry level and advanced scuba diving training under the PADI system that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual programme member by adaptive teaching. Deptherapy Education leads the world in adaptive teaching to meet the needs of this with mental and or physical challenges.

Programme members have reported that our programme not only changes lives but saves them.

We also provide one to one support to programme members from the time they are accpeted on to the programme, through the diving element itself and then post diving.

All our team have attended the Mental Health First Aid Course for the Armed Services Community and have been subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

All Instructors and Dive Masters have passed the Deptherapy Education Professionals’ Course

Contact Information

http://www.deptherapy.co.uk/
ops@deptherapy.co.uk
15 Barnes Way
Iver
SL0 9LZ

Support Offered

PADI Diver Training at entry and advanced level
Dive trips abroad
Advanced diving expeditions
Emotional support

Scottish Charity Number: SC046484

Dundee Therapy Garden uses horticultural therapy to help Dundee’s uniformed service veterans overcome mental health problems which have damaged their lives.

Contact Information

https://www.dundeetherapygarden.org/
dundeetherapygarden@hotmail.com
The Birches
High St.
Edzell,Brechin
DD9 7TF
01356 648 008

Support Offered

Dundee Therapy Garden offers individually tailored therapy sessions in a peaceful garden in Dudhope Park. The charity works with the veterans to develop coping strategies which enable them to rebuild their self-confidence, restore relationships with family and friends and reconnect with the communities in which they live. Dundee Therapy Garden employs 2 qualified therapists who are helped by a team of trained volunteers. Horticultural therapy is not a quick fix. It may take as long as 3 years before a veteran is ready to move on to the world of work or to further training. The therapists also offer advice and support to family members.

Charity Number: 1190445

We provide assistance to veterans and their families with Mental Health support through counselling and one to one interventions, Addiction support with our addiction substance misuse practitioner. The addiction support is through group work as well as one to one interventions. We also supply complementary therapies in the form of reiki and acupuncture. Social inclusion in the form of groups such as woodcraft, model making and craft as well as coffee morning’s free meals and our breakfast club. Practical support through our case workers who support such things as benefits, housing, fuel poverty, food poverty as well as furniture.

Contact Information

http://www.eastdurhamveterans.co.uk
contact@eastdurhamveterans.co.uk
Queen Alexandra Road
Seaham
SR7 7NH
01915815677

Support Offered

We have 2 case workers who work with the practical support side of what we offer. We have 4 fully qualified counsellors who work within the veterans trust and are dedicated to supporting our veterans. Our substance misuse practitioner who has 18 years experience in substance misuse and also offers complimentary therapies such as reiki and acupuncture.

Charity Number: 1183583

The mission of ESVH is to provide non-clinical support, including welfare, well-being and coping for Veterans of the Armed Forces in East Sussex, particularly those with combat related PTSD and mental ill health or involved within the criminal justice system.
Objectives:
To reduce social isolation and enable veterans to integrate into the local community;
To improve desistence within the criminal justice system;
To increase veteran’s ability to understand, address and manage PTSD, mental health symptoms and through self-help gain a reasonable quality of life;
To work in collaboration and develop professional working relationships with local services: both statutory and non-statutory; and
To work with veterans and introduce them to appropriate services that meet their needs, where and when these are required.

Contact Information

http://
esvh99100@btinternet.com
5 Harold Place
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1JA

Support Offered

Wellbeing & Coping Sessions, including meditation every fortnight, Saturdays 1000 to 1300 hours. Hastings.
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday office and drop in 0930 to 1300 hours
One to One visits as required
Full range of welfare support, assistance with transition, resettlement, allowances, GPs and NHS specialist.
Advice on support available and direct help for homeless getting back into accommodation.
Assistance in preparation to return to work or volunteering.
Particular support for those with PTSD/mental ill health.
Presentations to statutory bodies and other organisations that interface with military community.
Special support for veterans involved with Criminal Justice System, including those on remand, serving a sentence or pre release. Provision of RAR days for those with community sentences or on licence.
Developing services for families of veterans in need.
Provision of special activity days, sculpturing, visits, etc

Company Number: 10410877

Supported housing for veterans and families.

Contact Information

http://www.edshomes.org.uk
info@edshomes.org.uk
57a Library Street
Wigan
WN1 1NU
01942 318046

Support Offered

EDs Homes provide supported housing to veterans and family members. Our drop in head office is in Wigan centre, our properties are in Wigan, Bolton and St Helens. Homeless and ex-offenders are welcome, via referral pathways. Assistance with services including mental health, substance misuse, wellbeing, education programmes, work placement and independent living.

Charity Number: 1163266
Company Number: 9242372 Our Wilton Trust
Friendly Society Register No: 12304625 Entrain Space

Entrain Space (operating name of Our Wilton Trust) provides a home, support, community and opportunities for ex-service personnel – both service leavers and veterans – who need some additional support in making a successful transition to civilian life.
Our goal is to enable our residents to move on to a secure, fulfilling, and sustainable civilian life after 1–3 years with us.
Our first development, Erskine House in Wilton, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, opened in December 2019. We take ex-service personnel from anywhere in the country and can accommodate singles, couples or families.

Contact Information

https://www.entrainspace.co.uk/
enquiries@entrainspace.co.uk
Erskine House
Buckeridge Road,Wilton
SP2 0FX

Support Offered

At Entrain Space we provide:
– High-quality, spacious and fully furnished one- and two-bedroom flats
– Full-time wraparound professional housing and welfare support, as required
– The Entrain Space Personal Development Program – an individually tailored and directed program of training, apprenticeships, on-site voluntary or paid employment in one of our social enterprises, and local employment and business opportunities
– Great on-site facilities – including a large, well-equipped training suite for residents, offices for our full-time support staff, and the café

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