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Resources for Vets and Their Families

This resources list of other groups and charities that are there to help veterans, serving personnel and their families. We will support any Serving Service Personnel, Veterans and their families to access these services, if we cannot directly assist you. We can act as a gateway to assist veterans in getting to the right organisation or support service to meet their exact needs.

ALL CALL SIGNS is an award-winning peer support organisation for veterans and serving military personnel. Their chat app is manned by over 500 volunteer listeners with experience of life in uniform and their digital caseworkers bridge the gaps in veteran’s mental health services for hundreds of users seeking help.

FORGOTTEN VETERANS UK (FVUK) is a charity that supports the Armed Services and veterans with Buddy Schemes and Veteran Retreat and offer support to anyone who requires time-out in the company of fellow Veterans.

HELP FOR HERO’S Help for Heroes is a charity which provides lifelong recovery support to service personnel who have been wounded or injured in the line of duty, and to their families.

SSAFA is a charity that does whatever it takes to get things done. They provide practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans, and their families, every day of the year.

COBSEO as the Confederation of Service Charities, provides a single point of contact for interaction with Government, including local government and the Devolved Administrations; with the Royal Household; with the Private Sector; and, of course, with other members of the Armed Forces Community. This allows Cobseo members to interact with all interested parties and especially to cooperate and collaborate with others in order to provide the best possible level of support to our beneficiaries.

THE ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND THE SOLDIERS’ CHARITY are for soldiers, for life, that provides financial assistance to all soldiers and their families when in need. The scope of their work is huge. Half of their money is given direct to individuals to help in areas such as debt relief, mobility assistance, education bursaries, care home fees and respite breaks. The other half is given as grants to other charities.

THE RAF BENEVOLENT FUND supports the RAF family that are either serving or former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.

THE ROYAL NAVY BENEVOLENT TRUST provides support to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families. Every year, they provide financial assistance to thousands of members of The RNBT family during times of need.

COMBAT STRESS is the leading Veterans’ mental health charity in the UK providing  treatment for ex-Service personnel suffering with mental ill-health including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Anxiety and Depression. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, where you Served, or whether you saw combat.

COMMUNITY COVENANTS complement, at a local level, the armed forces covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces. The aim of the community covenant is to encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their area and promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION INDUSTRIES (Poppy Factory) provides support, care and employment for those disadvantaged by disability, a health condition or social welfare needs.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION provides practical, emotional and financial support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families. They actively campaign to improve their lives and safeguard the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. The RBL also organise the Poppy Appeal, run one of the UK’s largest membership organisations and are recognised as the nation’s custodian of Remembrance.

VETERANS UK is part of Defence Business Services (DBS) within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and administers the Armed Forces Pension Schemes serving around 900,000 members of the Armed Forces community. It also administers compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service and provides a package of welfare support for veterans via a national Veterans Welfare Service and veterans helpline facility.

DEFENCE MEDICAL WELFARE SERVICE supporting the Armed Services 24 hours a day. The only charity to deploy to areas of conflict to support the troops on the frontline, and the first welfare service that military personnel will see when they are wounded, injured or sick.

VETERANS OUTREACH SUPPORT Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) provides monthly Drop-In meetings, weekly mental health therapies and weekly activity and coffee support groups for former members of the British Armed Forces and Reserves and their spouses and partners, including the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Merchant Navy.

FORWARD ASSIST supports military veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life; they want all veterans to live great lives, filled with passion, purpose, service, connection and growth.

WALKING WITH THE WOUNDED supports disadvantaged veterans who have served in the Armed Forces and their families, empowering them to regain their independence, thrive and contribute in our communities.