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Veterans Welfare and Assistance

AA Veterans Support

Northern Ireland based charity set up, by Ranger Andy Allen, to provide help and support for veterans and their families across the Provence. https://www.facebook.com/pages/AAVS/283231951704580 AAVeteransSupp http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/aa-veterans-support-n-i/5b/9b6/2ba

Aftercare Service

An organisation formed to assist Full Time and Part Time UDR and R Irish (HS) soldiers, their families, and were possible, other veterans recently discharged from the Army and resident in Northern Ireland.

Aged Veterans Counselling

Offers a free counselling service, 24 hours a day, to all UK armed forces and national service veterans born before 1st January 1950.

Army Benevolent Fund

ABF, also known as the Soldiers' Charity, formed to support soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need. https://www.facebook.com/soldierscharity Soldierscharity

Army Widows Association

Aim is to offer comfort, support and friendship to the widows and widowers of service personnel. Has news, events, pension and benefits information and membership details.

At Ease

Voluntary organisation providing support to members of the armed forces and their families, particularly those with grievances or discharge issues.

The Basha Project

Veteran's residential retreat located at Fort Cumberland in Portsmouth and Southsea. Intended as a place for Veterans to spend some time to reflect on any issues that they may have, spend time with other Veterans who may have similar issues and also get access to Mental Health Professionals and services.

Blind Veterans UK

Formerly St Dunstan's; provides a range of practical and emotional support for people blinded in the service of their country. Includes a guide to their services, how to help, news and contacts. http://www.facebook.com/blindveteransuk BlindVeterans

British Veterans

Aims to provide a formal identity card, proving former service, which is recognised nationally with members costs offset by benefits. Gives details of membership, discounts offered, news, background and reviews.

COBSEO

Confederation of Service Charities, is open to all those organisations whose primary purpose is to promote and further the welfare and general interests of Service and ex-Service personnel and their dependants.

Combat Stress

Charity specialising in the care of British veterans who have been profoundly traumatised by experiences during their service career. Includes FAQ, details of services available and fundraising information.

Erskine

A leading care organisation for ex-Service men and women in Scotland; includes a guide to their resettlement and rehabilitation programmes, social businesses, residential care and services, how to support their fundraising, and contacts.

Fares4Free

A charity that encourages taxi drivers to give up to 4 of their fares every month to help veterans.

Felix Fund

Charity which supports bomb disposal experts and their families. http://www.facebook.com/felixfund felixfund

Forces Children’s Trust

Established to help children whose father or mother has died or been seriously injured whilst serving as a member of the British Armed Forces; includes information about their activities and fundraising.

The Forces Pension Society

Formed to represent the interests of Armed Forces pensioners, surviving partners and dependants. Includes membership details, a guide to their campaigns, and their support an advice services for individuals.

Forces Support

A charity organisation, formed to ensuring that families have the practical support and assistance they need.

Haig Homes

Provider of rental housing for ex-Service people; provides a guide to their properties, services for tenants, how to apply, and contacts.

Help for Heroes

Registered charity formed in 2007, whose objects are to assist persons who are currently serving or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their dependants. https://www.facebook.com/HelpforHeroesOfficial HelpforHeroes

Heroes Haven

Offers an opportunity for former service personnel who have suffered serious injuries to enjoy a family holiday. News, supporters list, photo gallery and the accommodation.

King Edward VII's Hospital

Private hospital, which also offers a commitment to ensuring that serving and ex-Service personnel can receive swift access to an exceptional standard of healthcare with little or no cost to themselves. https://www.facebook.com/KingEdwardVIIHospital KEVIIHospital

Military Families Support Group

Offers help, support, information and guidance for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one while serving with the UK Armed Forces.

The 'Not Forgotten' Association

Charity for disabled ex-servicemen and servicewomen.

Officers Association Scotland

Exists to assist former commissioned officers in any force resident in Scotland or who served with a Scottish regiment, and their families. Includes information on their employment services, and on how to request help.

The Poppy Appeal

Information about how the Poppy money is raised, where it goes and how to help. https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPoppyLegion?fref=ts

The Poppy Factory

Based in Richmond, makes the poppies and wreaths for the annual Poppy Appeal. Helps many of the workers who are disabled ex-servicemen and women with placement in other employment also.

Poppy Scotland

Leading charity supporting ex-servicemen and women and their families in Scotland. Provides a history, details of how to help and an extensive education section with media archive.

RAF Widows' Association -

States their aims, what they do, joining details, current news and events, useful contacts and latest news. https://www.facebook.com/rafbf RAFBF

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Offers financial help to serving and former members of the RAF. Includes fundraising activities and events information. https://www.facebook.com/rafbf RAFBF

Sandes

Sandes Soldiers' and Airmen's centres, is a Christian outreach charity, whose mission is to provide friendship and welfare facilities to members of HM forces. Has their history, news, present and previous locations, endorsements and supporters details.

Scottish Veterans’ Garden City Association

Private charitable landlord housing only disabled veterans in Scotland.

Scottish Veterans’ Residences

Provides residential accommodation and supporting independent living schemes for ex-service men and women of all ages; with a guide to their properties and services, vacancies, how to support, and contacts.

Scotty's Little Soldiers

Charity which provides treats and trips to children of men and women killed in action while serving with the British Armed Forces.

Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation

Provides rehabilitative support to vulnerable and disabled ex-Service men and women, including housing, social, employment, health and training services. http://www.facebook.com/StollVeterans stoll_veterans

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help

Provides information on this charity and its activities and confidential help line.

Support Our Soldiers

Organisation co-ordinating the sending of cheer packages to British troops serving in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Also provides news and a forum. S_O_S_CHARITY

Tickets for Troops

Charity which arranges free tickets to sporting and entertainment events for serving members of HM Forces and those medically discharged since the commencement of military action in Afghanistan in 2001. Includes information on how to register for a ballot and how to donate.

UK Homes 4 Heroes - Pride & Passion

A charity which was founded in 2010 to help homeless ex-service personnel. https://www.facebook.com/groups/116701048344489/

Veterans Aid

Provides assistance and advice for veterans in crisis, homeless or likely to become homeless; with details of their services and the location of their drop-in centre and hostel accommodation.

Veterans’ Gateway

A partnership between The Royal British Legion, Combat Stress, SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity, Connect Assist and Poppyscotland. Providing a single point of contact for veterans seeking advice and support. https://www.facebook.com/pg/veteransgateway/

Walking With The Wounded

A charity working for the re-training and re-education of wounded servicemen and women to help them find long term employment after leaving the Armed Forces; with a guide to how they work and their fundraising expeditions. http://www.facebook.com/walkingwiththewounded supportthewalk

War Widows Association GB

Campaigns to improve the conditions of war widows and their dependants. Includes membership and travel cards information, history, Elizabeth Cross news and current and previous events. https://www.facebook.com/warwidowsassociation WarWidowsAssoc

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