SORTED! can provide you with easy access to seamless and integrated employment support services.
SORTED! comprises seven well established charities, who are already providing a wide range of employment related services and help for individuals to find and retain work.
SORTED! will ensure you get the right information, advice and guidance to support your employment journey.
We do this by linking you directly with a member of the SORTED! team who can talk through your options and direct you to services that are being provided either by the SORTED! team or through their partners and providers. SORTED! also has direct links with a large number of employers providing access to a wide range of vacancies as and when you are ready to move into work. Equally if it’s training you are looking for or simply advice on where to go next, SORTED! can help.
Support and Training
SORTED! can provide you with easy access to seamless and integrated employment support services.
For when the next step is the most important one.
Salute Training work with UK wide, accredited training providers to give you access to the most current & relevant professional development courses available.
We work with many providers who too are established by Veterans & so understand the needs of those embarking on re-settlement or those looking to pursue their interests whilst gaining a civilian recognised qualification.
We provide courses for any member of the military community, so if you are spouse looking to return to work, have a browse through our courses to see what captures your imagination!
Should there be a course that you are interested in that is not on our list, please do contact us.
To transform society and the lives of disabled people by:
- creating equality in employment
- facilitating their access to sustainable employment and careers
- enabling them to achieve their ambitions and maximise their potential.
- Remploy exists to improve the lives of disabled people and those with complex needs through the power of work. We believe that everyone has something to offer. So we work to find their strengths. Once we know their skills, we match them to proper jobs with carefully chosen employers who help them achieve.
SaluteMyJob helps ex-forces jobseekers find the right job in the right organisation, by identifying and increasing employers' demand for ex-military talent
We specialise in the placement of former military personnel and military spouses into sustainable second careers, as well as experienced corporate hires.
To provide specialist mental health support for persons who have suffered out of the ordinary traumatic experience(s) resulting in complex mental health needs in Norfolk & Waveney.
Walnut Tree Health and Wellbeing C.I.C.
Currently providing services across Norfolk & Waveney supporting veterans with a range of mental health conditions.
Project founder Luke Woodley won the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Armed Services Person of The Year Award 2016
The Veterans Stabilisation Programme, a joint venture with Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
Veterans Outreach programme, helping support veterans in the community, helping to end social isolation and link veterans with the right welfare support and treatment.
Veterans Community Support Programme.
This is about working one on one with veterans out in the community, the veterans undergo training in coping strategies whilst out in the community, this helps veterans develop confidence in managing both symptoms and develop the skills to be independent.
Reiki provided for veterans and carers, this takes place every Thursday
Vulnerable Veterans is a project which is managed by SMPL Solutions Limited.
SMPL Solutions was founded by Lucy and Roger Nield in 2012.
Voluntary Action Coventry have secured funding through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund to develop a project aimed at helping ex-service personnel and their families to integrate with civilian communities through the sharing of time, skills and resources.
The project will help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities by creating strong sustainable links between the Armed Forces community and civilian communities in Coventry. Through Coventry 4 Good we can demonstrate that by working together there is a shared benefit that impacts positively on both the civilian and Armed Forces communities.
The project will bring people together to tackle local issues or to participate in joint activity where the skills and time volunteered by everyone involved are recognised and valued. Collaborating in this way will help overcome barriers that prevent integration of Armed Forces personnel, by increasing the social integration, emotional wellbeing and health of Armed Forces personnel and their families.
We have recruited Nicholas Caswell as the Ex Forces Community Action Team Leader who will be responsible for building links with local barracks and TA centres – in particular to help identify early service leavers; recruiting participants onto the project and for liaising with voluntary and community groups to identify suitable activities.
To identify, understand and support struggling Veterans in the community and help them to regain a 'Sense of Purpose'
Veterans Lifeline looks to adopt a different approach to most other charities. In simplistic terms instead of standing next to a fast flowing stream and fishing struggling Veterans out of the water and then dealing with their symptoms, we look to move upstream and find out why the Veterans have or are falling in the water in the first place and try to prevent it - More often than not a common denominator is a lack of employment which then fuels a loss of 'Sense of Purpose'.
To provide support and guidance to individuals and families of those serving, or who have served, in any associated branch of the armed forces of the United Kingdom, in the transition from service to civilian life. Using all and any relevant agencies to achieve our aims.
With over 40 years' experience Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH) is now Somerset's largest charitable organisation supporting homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.
1 in 6 people in the UK will spend at least one night homeless. But we know that, given the right help, even the most vulnerable in our society can recover from the issues that have resulted in their homelessness. Every year, as a result of our support, hundreds of people are able to take on and maintain their own tenancies and become valuable members of our communities.
Please explore our website, whether you are in need of advice, need our help, or even want to help us! We hope that our website can answer your questions, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you need further information.
Shoulder to Soldier is a charity that helps Tri Service Armed Forces Families when they need support. This action packed charity was founded by a person who is passionate about the Armed Forces: Linda Fisher.
Working across the UK, Shoulder to Soldier offer a friendly service not only for serving personnel and ex serving personnel but also for their families.
Why are we passionate about offering this support? That’s an easy question to answer – its "because it's the right thing to do"
We have a dedicated, professional team of Trustees and Volunteers. Our Armed Forces and their families are disadvantaged through service and we need to be there, ready to support them when required.
Linda was invited to 10 Downing Street in 2014 for her work on the Armed Forces. Linda was also a finalist in the Soldiering on Awards 2016, "Working Together" category nominated by MOD HQ Northwest and sponsored by the Forces in Mind Trust.
Linda has raised the profile of Armed Forces Families across the country. Linda is endorsed by many Armed Forces Families and organisations for her passion, drive and commitment.
Save Our Service Veterans (SOSV) SOSV was established in November 2015 as an inclusive organisation and work towards Building Individual and Community Confidence, Increasing Social Interaction, Tackling Loneliness and developing Community Ambassadors. This is achieved by providing all individuals who find it hard to interact in communities with a number of opportunities. SOSV are supporting the Legacy Hub with members kindly volunteering on a weekly basis to maintain the Facility Garden. If you would like to know more about SOSV and/or join in and volunteer on the up keep of our facility garden please contact us our visitors know a little more about you.
Support for older people to remain independent and avoid social isolation. camaraderie Club is for older veterans supported by veterans.
Who would like to see veterans streets created in this great city of culture Kingston upon Hull, lets show our Veterans we are proud of them
Following on from our voluntary assistance in helping with the SOS build in Manchester we have come home with the wish to make this a reality for our home town . In short we are looking to transform an area of hull ,several streets would be required ,in each street we would require 3 or 4 houses to make homes for veterans the remaining parts of the street to make homes our lovely public ,in the area there would be a service centre for all the veterans needs and indeed a drop in café for all the locals , I'm hoping that the locals would be proud to live on such a street and the veterans integrate in to civilian life surrounded by the nice people of Hull.
Help us to help those who do not always ask for help when they need it when they have served our country proudly.
To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people in Berkshire and Hampshire from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate back into society. For the purposes of this clause 'socially excluded' means being excluded from society or parts of society as a result of an individual being a member or former member of the armed forced and their families.
The prevention or relief of poverty or financial hardship among members or former members of the armed forces in Berkshire and Hampshire by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare projects and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals to generate a sustainable income and become self-sufficient.
For the public benefit to promote the education (including social and physical training) of members or former members of the armed forces in such ways as the charity trustees think fit, including life support and employment programmes with adventure training and decompression programmes.
The Aim is to establish a single central point of contact for Ex-forces personnel in Aberdeenshire, allowing access to support information and guidance
When someone passes away, there is a minefield of paperwork and unanswered questions relating to benefits and the rights of those left behind. No matter what the age of the deceased. Through the support of our volunteer advisers who themselves are drawn from former service men and women and who are trained in Advice and Information support. We will work to be able to advise on help with benefits, funeral payments and widow/widower benefits to enable you to secure financial assistance at the time of greater need
We will also work with families as they cover the complex issues of dealing with Service Pension rights and the complexities of paperwork associated with Wills and Probate.
We are now adding fact sheets to our site so that you have access to the best information at the time you need it and from one dedicated resource point rather than spending hours searching for the details.
This charity is to commemorate, celebrate and assist the Armed Forces members and the Veteran community. Whist we look back at the past wars and conflicts and Remember the brave people that fought in them and lost their lives. We look to the future in helping those in need. This is a non political, respectful page for serving Armed Forces the Veteran community and their associated families. We openly welcome all with a keen interest in what we do. The family of the Veteran is just as important as the Veteran, as the problems they face effects everyone around them during their service or afterwards. We aim to offer a gateway service to get people to right organisations or charities. To this end we have a Buddy Scheme for those just needing a friend, a little encouragement or general information. As stated, we not only do we look at the past, but also the future. We raise money to assist people with hardship payments for those that are in desperate need of assistance. Our aim is to guide them to the right place to help sort out there financial or personal problems. As the ForgottenVeteransUK charity grows and gets it's full charity status, we hope to expand our options of assistance and grants. Should you know someone who is struggling. Feel free to send them our way. We are here to help, directly or offer the best way we can to point them to the right assistance. We will do our best to try and help if it is possible and achievable, be it financial or just general support. Every member of the team or trustees are volunteers, and take no wages or expenses. Selfless commitment to others
Venture Trust helps people going through difficult circumstances to make positive changes in their lives.
We run intensive personal development programmes using wilderness settings and activities, designed to support participants to build their confidence, learn new skills, spend time with others from similar backgrounds, and think about the future.
Venture Trust helps people recognise what they need to change; then gives them the confidence, motivation and life tools they need to make those changes. Our programmes give participants time and space in a wilderness setting, far away from the pressures of home, in which they are set physical, emotional and social challenges. These challenges, combined with long term support from our outreach workers, help participants to develop the skills they need to find a job, go back into education, increase their stability and develop more positive relationships with those around them.
The Forces Pension Society campaigns on behalf of all ranks of all three Services to seek improvements to the Armed Forces Pension Schemes (AFPS): we also campaign to resolve unfairness within the AFPS and we seek to ensure that all serving and retired Veterans of the Armed Forces and their dependents receive the occupational pension to which they are entitled.
The Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for veterans and beneficiaries of Veterans UK pensions and compensation schemes, and all their dependants.
Signposting, Supporting and Mentoring Veterans, Emergency Services and Reservists in Safe, Quiet and Informal Surroundings
National Military Working Dogs Memorial charity, otherwise known as NMWDM (UK), was established in 2017 with the sole purpose to establish a memorial to commemorate the Military Working Dogs who bravely served their country in both World Wars and subsequent conflicts as in Bosnia Afghanistan and Iraq.
This memorial will be a public monument situated in North Wales (central location for the whole of the UK and Ireland) and will be open all hours. The land has been donated to the charity.
For Veterans & serving members of HM Forces to get together for breakfast and banter. Have you found your nearest club?
We support people who are deaf or have hearing loss in Wales. Rydym yn cefnogi pobl fyddar a phobl â cholled clyw yng Nghymru.
Forward Assist is a ‘Veteran Centric’ Registered Charity based in North Tyneside. Its core aim is to enrich the lives of UK veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Forward Assist believes that by promoting ‘active citizenship’ former servicemen and women will become both, ‘key stakeholders’ and ‘community leaders’ in their chosen communities. Forward Assist enables veterans to use their transferable military skills to do good for others through well supervised projects that support those less well off than themselves. Forward Assist provides ‘life changing’ opportunities such as international travel, whilst increasing self-esteem and the aspirations of those that have served in British Armed Forces. In doing so Veterans gain the respect of the wider civilian community, significant others, thus facilitating a smoother transition to civilian life.
Forward Assist have developed a portfolio of local employers who support our veteran community by working closely with our Education Training & Employment Coordinators to facilitate vital work experience/ placements, career advice and guidance, interview skills, and realistic employment opportunities.
We work directly with thousands of homeless people every year. We provide vital help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good. We offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. How we help someone depends on their individual needs and situation. It could be with finding a home and settling in, getting new skills and finding a job, or help with their health and wellbeing. We use research to find out how best to improve our services, but also to find wider solutions to homelessness. Together with homeless people and Crisis supporters, we campaign for the changes needed to end homelessness for good.
“Are you due to leave or have you recently left the police service?
Moving from a career in policing to the ‘outside world’ can be quite a daunting situation to be in, whether it’s because of retirement or because you feel that it’s time for a change.
It is our aim to share our own learning, knowledge and experiences, having successfully made the leap from policing to the ‘outside world’, to assist other colleagues in taking their next steps with more confidence and clarity. We are creating a large community of former policing members where the sharing of this knowledge and experience creates a thriving community for others to benefit.”
The Veterans Charity was founded in March 2008 to support UK Veterans of all generations.
We provide fast, direct support to Veterans facing hardship and distress.
We supply essential items including food shopping, clothing, household goods like kitchenware and appliances as well as furniture and even mobile phones to aid vital communication.
Since 2011, we have provided essential items to more than 1000 Veterans and given guidance and advice to many more.
Mind launched the Blue Light Programme in March 2015. We're now in our third year and working with emergency services across England and Wales.
In June 2017 we received further funding, adminstered by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, after the Grenfell Tower fire and terrorist incidents in Manchester and London. This means the programme will continue for a fourth year, until March 2019.
Emergency service workers will always need independent and specialist support with their mental health. Read our vision and goals for our third and fourth years here. Together we can create lasting change when it comes to mental health in the emergency services.
Our Blue Light aims to bring our emergency and essential services together, to improve mental health & reduce the stigma surrounding it - whilst also raising awareness of health and wellbeing and looking at how we can improve this. We plan on organising events around the country to achieve our aspirations, whilst also working closely with all emergency service employers and their champions to ensure a productive and healthy future for all. We aim to bring out communities together to open dialogue, where health and wellbeing is at the center of everything we do - with the Mind Blue Light Programme and Time to Change supporting this groundbreaking work.
I am a member of a Police Force in the United Kingdom. I am a Mind Blue Light (Emergency Services) and Time to Change Mental Health Champion.
I, alongside, many others have been working tirelessly to try and remove the stigma, shame and obstacles that members of the police can experience in asking for help with our mental illnesses.
None of us should suffer in silence or should ever have to suffer alone - because we are worried peoples perceptions of us will change, because we are worried others at work will whisper about us or think we are "incompetent".
Noone in the police should suffer in silence because we worry about whether we will lose our jobs, because we worry about removed from doing jobs we love or because we worry that we will be ostracized.
As a mental health champion, I have had many colleagues in the police - Police Officers, Special Constables and Police Staff - contact me and met up with me to discuss their mental illnesses in private because they are too scared to ask for help via conventional routes.
"Mental Health in Policing" is my latest project to try and tackle this.
I am asking all members of police forces - of any rank, of any role - to share their experiences of mental illnesses - anonymously - to eliminate any fear or shame - to be able to express their innermost thoughts and feelings.
I ask this with a view to helping us understand better what our Blue Light Family are truly experiencing and going through when they are mentally ill in the police.
I also hope that those who in distress who come across reading others experiences here - will find some comfort knowing that they are not alone and there is a quiet army of people just like them - rooting for them.
I would like thank each and every person who has shared their innermost thoughts and feelings in their wish to help others. It takes a lot of bravery.
Stories will be released on the blog - periodically. Follow the blog or follow the blog's Twitter to see when new posts are added.
Please remember that wherever you are at in your life at the moment - that there is support there for you and that there is always someone to help you. You are not alone.
Let's make a sea of voices to come that bit closer each day to knocking down the stigma's that hold people back from living. There is no shame in being mentally ill. There is a huge shame in a cloud of shame existing that stops people from asking for help.
Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and increase the public’s confidence in policing, by recruiting and developing outstanding and diverse individuals to be leaders in society and on the policing frontline.
At NARPO we believe that life doesn’t stop after the Police, it flourishes. That’s why we seek to represent the UK’s more than a quarter of a million former Police Officers, staff, their partners and former partners, and those widowed both in and after service. It’s a big responsibility, with our primary concerns to do with pensions, wellbeing and a fulfilled later life.
We’re a significant body and are here to help you manage your life, work and leisure – from the perspective of former practitioners and, of course, current users of the Police Service. But we don’t work in isolation. We’re an active member of the Public Service Pensioners Council, the National Pensioners Convention and AGE, a European Platform for Older people.
We’re proud of our members, what they’ve contributed and the incredible potential they have to offer. Every day we strive to improve our services, improve the lives of our members and positively impact society around us.
To have a positive and lasting impact in all that we do:
Working together to provide services that we can be proud of
Ensuring that the voice of people using our services has a real and meaningful influence on our work
Demonstrating outstanding practice in relation to staff mental health and wellbeing, learning and development
Challenging the way we all think about, talk about and respond to mental health and wellbeing in all areas of our lives
Using our profile, influence and voice to improve legislation, policy and practice
Increasing the range and reach of our services through collaboration and targeted and sustainable business growth
Spending our money where it will have the maximum impact
The Charity offers a broad range of services which you may have access to depending on your individual needs
The Fire Fighters Charity supports thousands of beneficiaries a year through a broad range of services. Here we outline the principles behind our services, as well as the services themselves.
Formerly Tayside Police Choir (founded 2010) and Strathclyde Police Choir (founded 2012), we have gone from strength to strength and with changes to the national police force, we became the Scottish Police & Community Choir in 2013. We perform at fundraisers, charity functions, memorial events, weddings and celebrations of all kinds, both local and national. In the past we have supported CHAS at Rachel House, Kinross, Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance, Playlist For Life , Guide Dogs for The Blind, Yorkhill Hospital, British Heart Foundation, Maggies Dundee and Perth Autism Support to name a few.
To check availability and to discuss booking us for your event, please contact us by email.
We currently have rehearsals in Perth (covers all of the Tayside, Fife, Central area) and Glasgow (covering Strathclyde area) and both sections meet up on a regular basis for a joint rehearsal with our Musical Director, Debra Salem. Dougie Flower is our visiting Assistant Musical Director and also the Perth rehearsal accompanist.
Our players are drawn from a wealth of talent hidden inside the UK's Police Forces, Fire Brigades and Ambulance Services, as well as the military and other emergency services sutch as Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue and the RNLI. Membership applications are taken from anyone who is now or has ever been in one of these and is ABRSM grade 7 standard or above (grade 6 for strings), or thier family. We also welcome applications from people who would like to assist in an administrative role.
The Trust is registered with the both Charity Commission for England & Wales & Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and has the following charitable objects:
To foster good citizenship for the benefit of the public at large by the construction and maintenance of a Roll of Honour in remembrance of every police officer killed in the line of duty.
To advance the education of the public, and in particular the police, in the history of officers killed in the line of duty and officer safety by the maintenance of a comprehensive archive of information available to the public.
To relieve the need, in particular the emotional suffering, of bereaved families and friends of police officers who die or have died as a result of an injury received in the line of duty, by the provision of resources and services including care and support, advice and information.
Care of Police Survivors (otherwise known as COPS) is a UK registered charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives whilst on duty. We aim to ensure that survivors have all the help they need to cope with such a tragedy, and that they remain part of the police family as they rebuild their lives.
We are the national police force for the railways. Every day, we police the journeys of more than six million passengers. Our aim is to get you home safe, secure and on time.
Our mission is to provide intelligent innovating recruitment solutions and professional services to our clients and ensure that our candidates are always supported wherever their career takes them.
At inRecruitment we’re adopting a fresh approach to recruitment, by integrating technology into our processes we’re quicker and more efficient so we’re creating more perfect job matches without compromising on our client relationships or our consultative approach. In fact, really understanding the longer term motivations of our employers and candidates is a central theme in our strategy. The inRecruitment Group are developing a range of business-focused applications to not only help our customers recruit better but also to develop, retain and manage staff.
The inRecruitment Group was formed in 2017 following the acquisition of Professional Sales Personnel Limited and Vacancies Network Limited, this formation has brought together over 10 years of recruitment experience and technology solutions such as characteristic and management profiling together with enhanced candidate interaction means that we can offer unrivalled recruitment packages to our growing customer base.
The concept of ‘Recruitment as a Service’ means that we can offer any level of support you need. Want a free job advert posted? Want us to manage the whole advertising process, then shortlist and pre-interview candidates with video or audio results? How about the full professional Recruitment package? And, what about those larger requirements where you need someone dedicated within your business? We deliver it all.
We are much more than a typical recruitment company.
We are specialists in outdoor fitness, career coaching and working with the emergency services. We are passionate about helping people live to their full potential and we have the skills and experience to achieve this for you.
We have a proud history, and since our foundation in 1918 have helped create and develop the modern fire and rescue service.
We aim to:
Provide a leading, independent voice for firefighters that helps improves fire and rescue services
Ensure the expertise and experience of our members is heard locally, nationally and internationally within government and beyond
Protect the safety and interests of the public and our members, enabling them to enjoy a good quality of life, including by preventing cuts or damaging changes to fire and rescue services
Improve the working conditions of our members and protect them from discrimination and unfair or illegal treatment by representing them in the workplace
Help our members develop professionally by developing new and existing skills
eing a Royal Marine is a way of life. The day you passed out was undoubtedly one of the proudest days of your life. On that day, you – and your family – joined the Royal Marines Corps family, and you will be part of that family for the rest of your life.
We also know that life as a serving Royal Marine can sometimes be challenging and we understand that at times you, your family or your mates, may need help. It might be financial. You might need assistance to find employment when you leave the Corps. You may have left the Corps some time ago, but are now in need. Whatever your problem, The Royal Marines Charity is here to help.
As a serving Royal Marine don’t hesitate to take advantage of the sports and amenity grants we offer.
To promote and protect the physical and mental health and welfare of those who have been wounded whilst serving in the Armed Forces and civilian emergency services by introducing them to surfing and other peer group activities.
To assist veterans in adjusting to civilian life, including those challenged by mental and physical problems improving their quality of life.
To maintain a high level of care of veterans.
To build or restore, equip, staff and maintain a recovery centre for the care of veterans by veterans.
The Objects of The London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled are as follows:
To organise outings, entertainment, transport and other support for former servicemen and women who are disabled, elderly, inform, impoverished or otherwise in need of charitable assistance.
To assist in the treatment and care of former servicemen and women who are disabled, elderly, infirm, impoverished or otherwise in need of charitable assistance by making grants of money for providing or paying for items, services or facilities.
The Annington Trust was established for the benefit of Service Families living on the married quarters estate with the objective of sponsoring community activities and projects. These vary in size from small grants of a few hundred pounds for pre-school activities, youth organisations and sports clubs, to major awards of several thousands of pounds.
The Buchanan Trust provides support and assistance for those that have served in the UK’s armed forces who are in need of assistance or interested in a career in agriculture. We provide short to medium term accommodation in self contained flats and cottages on our rural estate near Ledbury for veterans and their families whilst they decide on careers in the rural or construction sectors
Training is available on our Bosbury Estate and in nearby colleges for new skills and qualifications to enhance veterans’ employability and earning capacity. We have permission for a residential training centre as well and are fund raising for that at present.
We also link with partner charities for woodland skills and therapy in our estate woodlands and work experience with Highground as well as on our in hand livestock farms.
The Calvert Trust enables people with disabilities, together with their families and friends, to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure in the countryside.
We do this by providing:
- A wide range of adventurous outdoor activities, meaningful challenge and adventure within a framework of safety.
- Skilled, qualified and caring staff able to fulfill the needs of visitors.
- Accommodation appropriate to the needs of the visitors.
- Facilities for families and friends to share the enjoyment and experience.
- The benefits and enjoyment of the activities are offered to all, irrespective of ability.
Caring for people with severe physical disabilities.
The Ely Centre is a Registered Charity specialising in the provision of multi-disciplinary support services for security force personnel, civilians and their families, who have experienced bereavement and injury as a result of the “Troubles in Fermanagh and Tyrone.
Through the provision of evidenced based outcome focused treatments, prevention and support services we aim to positively address issues of declining psychological, physical health, social and financial difficulties which have arisen as a result of terrorism and serving in HM Forces.
A brotherhood of ex-Servicemen drawn from all ranks of HM Forces – an undying spirit of comradeship.
Provision of offshore sailing to disabled Ex Service Personnel and their dependants and disabled other people of all ages and disabilities.
To provide enduring, practical support to widows and dependants of those who served with the UK Armed Forces, to veterans of the UK Armed Forces, and to retired nurses (either military or civilian).
To act as an enduring memorial to those who died in the service of their country through the voluntary work carried out by our beneficiaries, who are formally known as Remembrance Workers.
To be the world’s most respected Naval museum underpinned by a spirit of enterprise and adventure
The Not Forgotten Association provides leisure and recreation for wounded serving and ex-service men and women with disabilities
The country’s leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments.
The Poppy Factory provides bespoke opportunities and ongoing employment support for hundreds of disabled veterans around the country, helping to restore their financial independence through sustainable and rewarding work.
Funding the education of sons and daughters of Forces Personnel of all ranks killed or wounded while serving their country
Radley College has a long history of helping families affected by death and injury in warfare. In 1917 The Radley College War Memorial was created with donations from former pupils and their families to provide a Radley education for the sons of Old Radleians killed in The Great War.
Today, the Governors of Radley are keen to build on this heritage by recognising the outstanding dedication and sacrifice of our current Service men and women.
The Ripple Pond enables a self help support network for the adult family members of physically or emotionally injured service personnel, veterans and reservists.
Providing nationally recognised civilian qualifications to Service personnel, and the wider defence community including veterans and dependants.
To provide financial assistance for the relief of need, hardship or distress of former members of the Royal Observer Corps and their dependants
Providing outstanding nursing and therapeutic care at two residential care homes for ex-Service personnel with physical disabilities and dementia.
To be there for those who have served in any of the UK Armed Forces (Veterans) for one day’s service or more, their families and dependents, who experience adverse issues and conditions, discrimination, or disadvantage during transition from military service, through resettlement, and in civilian life.
Our Mission Statement:
To help all serving members and veterans of the UK Armed Forces , their spouses, children, and dependents by working in partnership with others to assist in the provision of schemes, grants, and services for their resettlement, rehabilitation, retraining, employment , and welfare.
The Veterans Contact Point values its effective partnership working, demonstrating a non – judgemental diverse approach, challenging inequality and discrimination, by offering a professional, ethical, and accessible quality service to serving members and veterans of the UK Armed Forces, their families and dependents, empowering and aiding them to improve their lives and well-being within the community
The Veterans Contact Point (VCP) is a local military charity supporting veterans and their families in Warwickshire, Coventry & Solihull. The VCP started as a Veteran to Veteran run information, referral and peer support centre in 2011 to improve the access to support and information for serving and former members of the UK Armed Forces.
In February 2014 the VCP became a registered as military charity (Charity no: 1155953). It remains a veteran run organisation staffed totally by volunteers, including those who have served themselves, and who are committed to helping the local Armed Forces Community. The VCP offers an office base for partners and organisations who provide additional support, these include: SSAFA Warwickshire & Coventry; Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust – Ex-Armed Armed Forces Mental Health; Veterans UK; Citizens Advice Bureau; Warrior Programme; Coventry Solihull & Warwickshire AFCC; The Parachute Regimental Associations; Ubique Partnerships Limited and many more.
We ensure that every penny donated or raised is used in direct support of local Veterans and their families in the community. We provide information, advice and referrals to a wide range of specialist organisations and service charities. We also help veterans who have been in contact with the law through our Criminal Justice Partnership’s, providing a referral and information helpline service (telephone: 02476 348227).
We are open Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 16:00 hours. Referrals can be made by telephone, email or by dropping in at the VCP.
The Warrior Programme is a personal motivation and training programme. The course teaches individuals how to take control of their life, and how to increase confidence, motivation and focus, enabling participants to create a healthy, independent and balanced life style. The programme is particularly suitable for ex Service and Serving personnel in transition post operations.
To inform and provide guidance to all serving and former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Reserves on financial matters including re-settlement and employment.
Tickets For Troops was set up in 2009 to provide all serving members of the Armed Forces and those medically discharged since 2001 with free tickets for major sporting events, theatre performances, music concerts and cultural attractions. Over the last five years, the charity has been been donated over 500,000 tickets which have been made available to their 140,000 registered members.
Troops can register at: www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk
Tom Harrison House is a Liverpool-based addiction recovery centre for military veterans, reservists, emergency services personnel, and their families. The abstinence-based, 12-week recovery programme provides support via a bespoke model which aims to treat addiction within the context of those who have a history of military service – with emphasis placed on the role of co-occurring trauma, safety, confidentiality, and camaraderie, as well as reintegration into “civilian” communities.
The project is framed as a community of veterans who possess shared experiences, perspectives, resources and potential blocks to recovery, and who also share the ability to overcome their issues through a highly structured and intensive programme, and with the mutual support of the group. We work to help our veteran clients to make strides toward improving their mental, physical and emotional health, and to regain the sense of community and camaraderie that they had previously experienced during their active service.
CBIS seeks to further understanding in the area of blast injury through a collaboration of engineers, clinicians, and scientists to change the paradigm by which blast on the human body is mitigated, injuries managed acutely, and reconstruction, regeneration and rehabilitation enhanced in order to improve clinical treatment and influence strategies such as equipment design.
To Relieve Serving Personnel Of The Armed Forces, Injured In Situations Of Armed Conflict, In Particular But Not Exclusively In Afghanistan Who Are In Need By Reason Of Distress, Injury, Sickness, Disability Or Other Disadvantage, Through Such Charitable Means As The Trustees Think Fit
Turn to Starboard uses sailing courses to support those affected by military operations.
To provide gifts to the Armed Forces, principally, but not exclusively, Christmas boxes to every Royal Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Airwoman and officer serving on operations on Christmas Day and away from their families.
The Union Jack Club has been a charity since 1904 for the Non-Commissioned Armed Forces community, proudly providing members a haven in London, including the free use of the library, the changing and games rooms, Wi-Fi, when staying, entry to enjoy the use of the Soho Gym, internet café and baggage store. We are particularly proud of our comfortable and affordable 290 bedrooms, which include fully accessible rooms, flats and family rooms; Espresso Bar serves coffees from £1; there is a spacious and relaxing Main Bar with a full portfolio of drinks including Union Jack Club Ale and Pils at £2.50 a pint as well as sandwiches and bar meals and our welcoming and comfortable Restaurant serving continental and cooked breakfasts, extensive seasonal a la carte menus as well as a £15 set menu with wine, at lunchtime and in the evenings
There is no fee for serving Non-Commissioned members of HM Armed Forces who have access using their Military ID card. Ex-Service members’ annual fee remains at £17. Service leavers who have left HM Armed Forces within 2 years we offer the first years membership fee of £20 free.
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.
Caring for homeless veterans.
To increase the mental health fitness levels by delivering 1:1 specialist psychotherapy to serving members of the Armed forces, Veterans and their immediate family members.
VIA help veterans who have suffered the effects of war or who have found the transition to civilian life difficult.
Veterans In Communities (VIC) is an ex-services charity based in Rossendale, East Lancashire.
VIC was established in September 2012 to support serving, ex-service personnel, their families and members of the uniformed services who have experienced difficulties with transitioning back into the community on leaving the services.
Veterans Outreach Support provides welcoming and relaxed places where UK veterans and family members can come for confidential social or psychological support, or simply to meet for a chat and a cuppa. Former members of British Armed Forces and Reserves, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Merchant Navy are all welcome. Drop In centres are normally open once a month, follow the link to their website for more details.
Veterans Scotland’s is concerned with enhancing the welfare and well-being of the Veterans community in Scotland by encouraging cooperation and coordination between the ex-Service charities in Scotland; engaging where appropriate with the UK and Scottish governments on matters relating to veterans affairs and acting as a point of contact for government and other agencies for all matters relating to veterans policy.
Private members club for all ranks, serving and retired, members of the Armed Forces.
Walking With The Wounded supports veterans with physical, mental or social injuries on their journey to reintegrate back into society, regain their independence and secure sustainable employment.
War Memorials Trust works to protect and conserve war memorials in the UK.
Pressure group to improve the conditions of War Widows and their dependants, petitioning for improvements in pensions, benefits and other issues.
To facilitate the transition of veterans affected by injury or illness into sustainable careers in aviation
Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK. We support families when someone important has died and have been working with bereaved children and their families since 1992. Winston’s Wish offers specialist support to children, young people and families who have been bereaved through the military. This work is funded by the service charity Help for Heroes.
Maintaining contact between former members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), Women’s Royal Army Corps and women still serving in the Army, fostering mutual friendship between them and providing for social gatherings. Fostering esprit de corps, comradeship, welfare, and preserving the traditions of the QMAAC, ATS, and WRAC.
To promote the interests and welfare of persons who have served in the Corps in such ways as are charitable in law; and the relief of persons in need who are either: persons who have served in the Corps; or the children or dependents of any person (alive or dead) who has served in the Corps.
Requests for help from former members of the WRNS referred to the WRNS Benevolent Trust.
Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age.
We are one of the largest volunteer organisations in the country. Our 25,000 volunteers help older people stay active, independent and able to continue to contribute to society. They do this by providing practical and emotional help where and when it’s needed.
X-Forces supports ex-forces and their families to start-up businesses across the UK by start-up loans, mentoring, training and support.
We work with service-leavers, reservists, spouses, dependants, veterans and cadets, providing business planning support, government-backed funding, training and mentoring.
We are passionate in its ambition to change the lives and career opportunities for the military community, we have, as of April 2016, lent over £6m in seed-funding and provides vital mentoring and training support.
We work directly with various military charities to deliver enterprise training through business planning programmes to the military community. These programmes help those who are interested in setting up their own business reach out for the tools and knowledge they require.
In January 2016, X-Forces was appointed as the Business Enterprise Trainer for the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), a partnering agreement between Right Management and the Ministry of Defence.
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Quest is for all those in their transition period from Armed Forces to civilian life & work. We aim to help you prepare for a successful future out of uniform.
The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management Ltd, who are global career development and outplacement specialists and part of the ManpowerGroup.
The CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. Regardless of time served, all members of the Armed Forces can benefit from CTP support when leaving Service.
We also operate as an intermediary service for employers wishing to hire Service leavers.
To date, we’ve assisted over 235,000 Service leavers with the transition to civilian life and supported thousands of organisations looking to employ ex-Service personnel. We look forward to helping you too.
Step Together helps people in need of intensive support across the UK to take positive action to change their lives and the lives of others through volunteering. Our team of outreach workers provide tailored one-to-one support to help individuals into volunteering placements that match their needs and interests, and help them develop the personal and practical skills required to build a more positive future. Step Together has its head office in Bristol, but operates projects across England and Scotland. The charity changed its name from ‘WWV’ in March 2016.
Stepping Stones is an Opportunity Group for children with special needs in the West Wiltshire area. “Special Needs” being the term we use for identifying children who will benefit from specific therapy and support to help meet their potential. Children from birth to five, with varying levels of need attend the group. Stepping Stones operates as the District Specialist Centre for West Wiltshire.
Formerly known as the ‘Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation’
Provides housing and rehabilitative support to vulnerable and disabled ex-Service personnel, including those who have been homeless.
Assist the most seriously wounded with rehabilitation and social reintegration.
Members’ reunion and event forum with area clubs for veterans who served in the Suez Canal.
Charitable objects are
(1) the relief of need, hardship and distress amongst past and present members of The Parachute Regiment and their dependents:
(2) the promotion of efficiency of The Parachute Regiment:
(3) the promotion and maintenance of the heritage of The Parachute Regiment
Supporting Wounded Veterans (formally Skiing with Heroes) is a charity that helps wounded veterans get back into civilian life and employment.
To assist with the well-being of individuals within the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community past, present and future.
Our work is underpinned by a legacy of more than 70 years of providing client focussed support for veterans, those who seek to overcome difficulty to find employment and a sustainable future in the community, and those who are hard to help but seek a structured lifestyle.
To support Veterans of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services, locally, at the grass roots and rehabilitate them back into their own community – whatever that looks like
As a charity we are devoted to working together to help children in need whose father or mother has died, or has sustained life threatening injuries whilst serving as a member of the British Armed Forces.
FIMT Objectives are:
The prevention and relief of poverty ,the protection of mental and physical health and the relief of sickness and need amongst serving and former serving members of the armed forces by means of the provision of mentoring, services, facilities and equipment to support their treatment, rehabilitation, resettlement, education, training and employment and thereby support their transition to civilian life
The protection of the mental and physical health, and the relief of poverty of the families and dependants of serving and former serving members of the armed forces in all cases for the benefit of the public.
Forces in the Community is a local charity committed to supporting ex-service personnel, reservists and their families to reach their full potential. The charity supports the clients and their families, who are often disadvantaged and at a point of crisis in their lives. We provide a community focal point. The aim is to transform lives.
Future for Heroes is a charity organisation serving the British armed forces. Formed in 2008, the charity was originally called Remount, using the strap line ‘the future for heroes’.
It was recognised that some armed forces personnel leaving the military needed help in making the physical and emotional adjustments necessary to successfully reintegrate into civilian life. Many who struggle to make the adjustment can end up living rough or in prison. Others can look to dependency for the answers. We provide free residential courses where individuals are encouraged to reflect and learn from their past, realise their current circumstances and begin to plan for their future.
Give Us Time is a small, niche service charity that focuses exclusively on the military family. As a charity we provide free holiday accommodation to veterans and serving personnel and their families, as well as the families of those who have lost their lives due to military service. The holidays we provide – from a night in London, a weekend break in the country, or a week’s holiday in the sun – facilitate reconnection and readjustment to family life following long periods of separation due to operational deployment. As well as individual family holidays, we also run group holidays for those families who live, work and serve together. Give Us Time relies on donations of time from the owners of holiday groups, hotels, holiday homes and timeshares and puts them to good use. We believe that to have happy service personnel you need happy service families.
The Charity’s objects are: to support armed forces personnel, their families and veterans through such charitable means as the trustees think fit and in particular: (a) to support the morale of armed forces personnel by giving support to their family units; (b) to assist service families, especially, but not exclusively those who have suffered loss or injury; (c) to help both armed forces personnel and their families make the transition from military to civilian life; and to relieve serving and former members of the armed forces and their dependants who are in need by virtue of their physical or mental health or their economic circumstances.
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.
Good Vibrations is a national charity whose communal music-making projects enable some of the most marginalised people in the UK to:
• Develop social skills, crucial for life, work and positive citizenship
• Become more positively engaged in education and constructive activity
• Improve their well-being and see themselves with positive identities and positive futures
• Become inspired to find a fulfilling place for themselves in society
Benvolence for Royal Navy and Royal Marines seafarers, grants, donations, pensions, sheltered housing and education (parent charity for the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook)
The Guinea Pig Club was formed of patients of the late Sir Archibald McIndoe at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Sussex who underwent experimental reconstructive plastic surgery during World War II, generally after receiving burn injuries in aircraft.
To provide welfare to enable Gurkha ex-servicemen and their dependants to live out their lives with dignity, primarily in Nepal but increasingly in UK and elsewhere
Haig Housing is the leading housing provider for ex-Service people and the strategic housing partner of Help for Heroes. The main object of the Trust is to provide housing assistance to the Service and ex-Service community and this is delivered through various options including:
General needs housing throughout the UK let to ex-Service people at affordable rent
Special needs housing to rent or part purchase through a shared ownership scheme aimed to help severely wounded and disabled Service and ex-Service people
Respite break for Veterans of the British Forces and their dependents who have disabilities or special needs
They provide a ‘Service of Care’ for veterans who for whatever reason find themselves vulnerable and living rough.
Help for Heroes is a charity that offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving our country.
Holiday Accommodation for service personnel, both serving and veterans
Heropreneurs is a registered charity that has been created by successful entrepreneurs for the benefit of new entrepreneurs. Heropreneurs helps anyone, or their families, who has served in the Armed Forces on the commercial creation of a business and its future growth strategy. It is also increasingly being asked to help more established businesses on their future strategy.
To provide advice and support to Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans about employment and vocational opportunities in the land-based sector.
Hire a Hero is a charity established to support all service leavers with the transition to meaningful civilian employment.
Hire a Hero supports service leavers, regardless of service type or length, situation or background, by doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes to provide individual support in the transition from service life.
We aim to provide a week’s holiday in Jersey for past or present members of H.M. Armed Forces with injuries in mind or body attributable to their service. We include spouse/partner/carer and in some cases their young children.
The relief of former members of the Royal Navy (Hong Kong Division) and the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and their dependants who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress and the advancement of the education and vocational training of such former members and their dependants in such ways as the Trustees from time to time think fit.
HorseBack UK is a charity which was set up in 2009 to empower service personnel and veterans suffering from life-changing injuries and post traumatic stress disorder. Using horsemanship and outdoor activities participants gain self confidence and self esteem amongst people who have experienced similar trauma.
To help clients to find “the right house, in the right place”.
We never turn anyone away and never close a case until the client asks us to.
The Invicta Foundation is a charity supporting individuals and forces families affected by military service in the UK. This includes wounded, injured and sick service personnel and families who may be affected as a result of military service.
Our mission is to improve the welfare of these individuals and forces families wherever impossible.
With an array of fundraising events and volunteer projects planned across the year, we welcome you to join our endeavors to help support those in need.
To introduce competitive motorsport to injured troops, starting with team endurance kart racing and progressing to team endurance car racing.
Independent hospital committed to help Service personnel and their partners.
The Object of the Fund is to help Officers to defray expenses incurred by the illness of their dependants.
Membership is open to any Officer, male or female, serving or retired, of the three Services, who holds or has held a regular commission for a minimum of five years.
Membership is also open to widows or widowers of Officers, divorced wives or husbands of Officers, for their own benefit or that of their children, and for descendant carers of Officers (all within certain criteria).
Legasee is a charity working with veterans to advance the education of the public in the effects of military activity and to promote the conservation of records of veterans who have been involved in military conflict.
Leonard Cheshire Disability works for a society in which every person is equally valued. We believe that disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically, and to participate fully in society.
LINKS/Combined Forces is a Mental Health Project covering Carmarthenshire working with both civilians and ex-service personnel. The charity aims to support those who have experienced or are living with mental ill health to enable them to build self confidence, self esteem and to move on. LINKS has worked with veterans for over 6 years and have developed the project in line with need.
The object of the charity is to enhance the support already given to Armed Forces children via various sources by the following, but not exclusively;
The promotion of the efficiency of the armed forces by the provision and support of facilities and activities to improve the quality of life and welfare of families of military personnel who are away from home, in particular when on active service.
Situated on the Suffolk Coast in a Grade II listed building the charity aims to provide seaside respite holidays and short breaks to ex members of the armed forces and the merchant service, and to their spouses and widows/widowers.
The Council of the Lord Kitchener National Memorial Fund offers for competition a variety of educational Scholarships for those reading for their first degree.
The Lt Dougie Dalzell MC Memorial Trust seeks to to improve the quality of life of those wounded or injured who are currently serving or have served in the Armed Forces (and their dependants).
Lt Dougie Dalzell MC was killed in Helmand in 2010 on his 27th birthday. The Trust, set up in his name was formed later that year. The funds raised by Dougie’s Trust:
Bringing all serving and retired Seafarers together in a spirit of companionship, consideration and commitment towards a united lobby for the Community of the Sea.
Umbrella charity for Merchant Navy and fisihing charities. Provides support to its constituent charities and acts as a referral sevice for public enquiries concerning seafarers’ welfare
The Military Mutual’s purpose is to support the Military Family by offering a better deal than in the traditional insurance market with products that protect your home, car, military kit, veteran owned small businesses and, in particular, offers Commercial Combined Cover across a wide range of risks to organisations that support the wider military community and safeguard heritage military assets. This includes military related charities, regimental associations, service funds and military museums.
The Military Wives Choirs Foundation charity was created following the enormous success of the No.1 single Wherever You Are, which raised over half a million pounds for SSAFA and The Royal British Legion.
Founded in September 2012 by a small group of military wives from the very first choirs to build a lasting legacy of choirs for women in the military community, the Foundation helps women around the UK share the enjoyment and pride that comes from singing together. Ultimately, we bring women in the military community closer together through singing.
The Foundation is a volunteer led organisation with Gareth Malone as its Patron. Trustees and a small, employed management team provide guidance, funding and support for the volunteer committees running their own individual choirs, as well as the opportunity to bring choirs together nationally.
To aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing opportunities through Motorsport.
We have two formal roles to Defence:
In the coordination and provision of motor sport as a recovery activity
As Relationship Managers to the automotive industry for vocational opportunities for the wounded, injured and sick
The Armed Forces Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – A National Support Group of the MS Society “Supporting Members of the Military family affected by MS”
Advice and assistance in applying for state benefits, war pensions, AFCS and grants from other sources.
Residential weekends with health-workers.
National Family Mediation (NFM) helps parents who live apart stay close to their children.
NFM’s professional family mediators provide a voluntary, confidential process helping people reach joint decisions without using court. We offer a safe, neutral place where couples no longer in a relationship can meet with a trained professional mediator to make sustainable plans for the future. This enables families to keep control of vital day-to-day arrangements for finance, property and children. It empowers parents to agree long-term solutions and agreements that are based on the unique circumstances of the family members.
NFM is the largest provider of family mediation in England and Wales, with a network of hundreds of professional non-profit mediators.
The NGVFA provides practical support and help to veterans and their families and our aim is to improve the quality of the day to day lives of those who have been affected by the 1990-91 and 2003 Gulf conflicts, as well as the present Afghanistan and all other future desert conflicts. We also help veterans from other conflicts that are in need of our advice and support.
To gain publicity and official recognition of our service.
To be awarded a Medal for our National Service, a ‘Conscript’s Medal’ indicating the theatre of our service. Nb: Now agreed to be that of the ‘NDM’ the National Defence Medal to be awarded to all H M Armed forces personnel who served in Defence of the realm.
To have those genuinely suffering in any way through their service appropriately compensated by the Government. To campaign for adequate State Retirement Pension.
To lobby Central and Local Government to erect memorial/s, and or other tangible commemorative devices to our dead.
To seek the establishment of exhibits within museums and other organisations to depict National Service.
To foster reunions of the National Servicemen.
To support seafarers, retired seafarers and their dependants who are in need through sickness, incapacity, disablement, unemployment , low income or other need.
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.
The NFF offers an independent voice to Royal Naval and Royal Marines personnel and ALL members of their extended family. The NFF can provide support and guidance on day to day issues that occur as a result of being part of a Naval Service family. The NFF has direct access to the Chain of Command, the MOD and the Government. The organisation ensures that the unique challenges faced by Naval Service families are considered in the ‘purple arena’ and when policies are reviewed.
Provision of employment and career transition services for serving and former officers; relief of distress among former regular or reserve officers and their dependants. Applicants must be resident in Scotland at the time of their initial application or have been members of a Scottish Regiment.
Dedicated exclusively to supporting officers, ex-officers and their dependants. Including provision of employment services, financial and welfare support. Works in close collaboration with other charities.
Collocated with The Soldier’s Charity, RFEA and the Haig Housing Trust and Cobseo.
OCF provides long-term benefits for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women and former Service personnel through the medium of golf. It provides golf familiarisation, skills and employment training, and facilitates work experience placements and full-time employment opportunities.
Outside the Wire provides a bespoke alcohol and drug service offering confidential advice and support. The service is available to current and ex HM Forces personnel, reservists and their families across Norfolk and Suffolk.
Plane Saver Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, providing an range of flexible savings and affordable loans for Armed Forces personnel straight from their JPA pay.
The initiative, which is supported by the Ministry of Defence, also welcomes family members and veterans in receipt of a pension to join.
At Plane Saver we look at finance differently – supporting our members to make ethical and sound financial decisions.
Supporting veterans and their dependants in Scotland through the help of dedicated volunteers and donors.
PTSD Resolution helps Veterans, Reservists and Families who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work and family life because of trauma suffered prior to and during service in the UK Armed Forces.
The operational activities of the Charity through the Board of Trustees are restricted to the objects laid down in the ‘Constitution’. The ‘Objects’ of the Association are:
1. To promote efficiency of the Army by:
a. maintaining contact between past and present members of the QARANC (the Corps), fostering mutual friendship between them and providing for social gatherings for them;
b. fostering esprit de corps, comradeship and the welfare of the corps and preserving its traditions.
2. To relieve either generally or individually members of the Association or past and present members of the Corps and their dependants, who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress (beneficiaries)
The RAF’s leading welfare charity, providing practical, financial and personal lifetime support to all members of the RAF family whether serving or veterans and their families.
Site dedicated to the men and women who render safe unexploded ordnance to foster and maintain friendship.
Sitting within the heart of the Royal Air Force, the RAF Central Fund, originally founded by serving RAF personnel are dedicated to providing support to enhance the sense of well-being, morale and community cohesion for those serving in the RAF today and into the future.
Represents the views and concerns of RAF personnel and their families to those who can make a difference, for example senior RAF and MoD staff and Ministers. The RAF FF is outside the chain of command and can promise an independent and confidential service.
The object of the CIO is to promote the efficiency of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces in such charitable ways as the trustees think fit with particular reference to:
Increasing physical fitness
Fostering the esprit de corps; and
of members of the Royal Air Force.
In particular (but not by way of limitation) the trustees may further the object through encouraging and facilitating the playing of, and participation in, and the provision of or assisting in the provision of facilities for, sport in the Royal Air Force.
Giving emotional support and practical help to Service widows.
1) To advance a culture of literacy in the home by encouraging families to read together for pleasure and talk about a book by providing advice and assistance and materials to support shared reading activities; and
2) To promote and protect good health and wellbeing by using reading as a means of mitigating stress and
increasing communication and good family relationships, particularly following separation due to training, deployment, postings and mobility
Recruit for Spouses is the award winning social enterprise which has helped hundreds of military spouses find employment.
Part of the Career Transition Partnership. To help men and women of all ranks leaving the Armed Forces to find and remain in employment throughout their working lives.
Riverside Veterans Services – We are committed to supporting veterans facing homelessness and our services are developed and driven by staff who have served in the Armed Forces.
Veterans Support for veterans facing homelessness: This is a key element of Riverside Care and Support veterans services. The Beacon, Hardwick House and Mike Jackson House are specialist supported housing centres, a leading part of Riverside’s practical commitment to veterans. Key to these housing services is the support provided around employment, training, health & wellbeing and resettling veterans into mainstream permanent housing. Referrals to the supported housing services is via SPACES.
Based in Henley-on-Thames, Row2Recovery is a charity which supports Military Para-Rowing (MP-R) throughout the country.
To promote welfare funding through the performance if live music by Royal Air Force musicians
Providing friendship, help and support for the whole RAF family. Incorporating RAF Families Federation representing the concerns of RAF personnel.
Providing quality long term care for Seafarers and dependants.
Helps ex-services men and women of all ages across Scotland to adapt to civilian life by providing community, friendship and practical advice, whether they left military service yesterday or 50 plus years ago.
The Royal Caledonian Education Trust is an education trust supporting the children of Scots who are serving, or who have served, in the Armed Forces. The Trust was established in 1815 and is very proud that Her Majesty The Queen is our Patron.
For some children, repeatedly moving home, schools and communities, can lead to under achievement in school, particularly if families are experiencing financial difficulties, health problems and other issues at home.
To help Commonwealth ex-Service men and women now in need.
Aims to further the efficiency of the Service and caring for its community.
To provide veterans with the care, support, and comradeship they need in order that they can grow old with dignity.
Maintains and promotes esprit de corps and comradeship amongst all Royal Marines, past and present.
Established to further the efficiency and well-being of the Service, preserve its traditions and encourage recruiting. MOU with RN for serving RN / RM / RNR / RFA / QARRNS
The RNBT was established under Royal Charter in 1922 to help those who are serving or have served as Warrant Officers and below in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, and their dependants, in times of need and distress; the collective term for the RNBT’s beneficiaries is The RNBT Family.
Single focus charity for the Naval Service. Provides major grants to serving units and to naval charities. Key outputs are (Serving – Dependants, Amenities, Sport and Prizes; Through-life care–Benevolence).
Financial assistance to serving and retired RN and RM Officers in distress.
Ruskin Mill Land Trust (RMLT) specialises in developing award-winning educational and cultural centres out of heritage buildings, and has thirty years’ experience in working with vulnerable people with learning difficulties and mental health problems, with eight centres throughout England and Wales. It works in partnership with our sister charity, Ruskin Mill Trust, to provide the physical and aesthetic setting for our unique educational method, Practical Skills Therapeutic Education, and the charity’s therapeutic mission invites community participation through social enterprise.
Many aspects of the historical craft and industrial processes, namely woollen mills at its Gloucestershire property, glass manufacturing at its Stourbridge property, and cutlery at its Sheffield property, provide invaluable work experience and progression into work for the students of Ruskin Mill Trust Limited. The charity’s iconic and often listed buildings also provide interest to the local communities, who benefit from access to our arts and craft centres, farms and gardens. Our biodynamic, Demeter-registered land is of the highest quality, offering enhanced environmental integration, providing quality food, and many bespoke learning and work experience opportunities.
The charity also invests into a research programme, coordinated from The Field Centre (www.thefieldcentre.org.uk) in Gloucestershire, that aims to develop the academic method underpinning the educational provision.
Children’s charity supporting Royal or Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet families in severe financial hardship.
Samaritans provides completely confidential emotional support face-to-face and via phone, email and text message, around the clock every day of the year. Last year this equated to 5.3m contacts for support. Our 21,000 volunteers, working in our network of 201 branches across the UK and the Republic of Ireland answering a call for help every six seconds and are trained to support people in emotional distress and vulnerable situations, such as those faced by veterans, reservists and service families; mental health issues, relationship breakdown, financial difficulties and suicidal thoughts.
The Sandhurst Trust is the charity of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. It promotes the Sandhurst brand of leadership and helps to preserve the heritage and traditions of Sandhurst.
It supports the officer cadets and staff at Sandhurst and the wider Army serving and retired officer community through partnership with the Officers’ Association.
The Trust is a membership organisation open to all those regular and reserves who have trained at Sandhurst or held a commission in the British Army. 100% of membership donations are used to provide welfare support.
Sapper Support is the UK’s only 24:7 PTSD helpline staffed solely by veterans and 999 staff. Giving veterans and their families instant access through a 24:7 helpline to support from trained veteran volunteers.
Provide supported independent living accommodation for ex-Service people and ex-Merchant mariners who are homeless or in need.
To provide relief from the effects of bereavement to young people up to and including the age of 18 who have suffered the loss of a parent whilst serving with the armed forces of the crown.
Seafarers UK is a charity that provides grants to other front line charities working right across the maritime sector. We support charities that help seafarers or ex-seafarers from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy or fishing fleets. We also give grants to maritime youth groups and charities that help seafarers’ families, including widows and children.
SAIL is an advice service dedicated to all seafarers and their families across the UK. It’s run by Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureaux on behalf of the Seafarers Hospital Society and funded in partnership with Seafarers UK and Greenwich Hospital.
SEAP is a leading provider of quality specialist advocacy services across the south of England. We promote social justice through supporting and empowering people, particularly the most vulnerable, to have their voices heard, to safeguard their own rights and to be involved in the decisions that are made about their lives.
SEAP delivers services through both professional advocates and volunteer peer advocates supporting and enabling clients to:
• Express their views and concerns
• Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities
• Access information and services
• Explore choices and options
We work effectively in partnership with others and use outreach activities to engage with seldom heard groups and some of the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals in our communities.
The Services Sound & Vision Corporation exists to inform, entertain and connect Britain’s Armed Forces around the world.
Our purpose is to house ex-service personnel who have found themselves homeless. However, in most cases you will find that the individual has become homeless because of a situation or area in their life that has become negative. The support offered while living here is hoped to address this and give the individual the opportunity to turn themselves around within the security of being housed, understood and listened to.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
Educational charity working in schools as ‘troops to teachers’ making positive and permanent change in young people’s lives.
Soldier On! is a national independent education charity which teaches members of the British armed forces who have been made redundant on medical grounds to plan and manage their careers. We work with both service leavers and veterans who have been wounded on operations, sustained injuries whilst serving or have been discharged through any other forms of ill health.
The Soldiering On Through Life Trust encourages support for the UK’s Armed Forces Community by nationally recognising the achievements of groups or individuals supporting this Community.
Association of Service personnel who took part in the Falklands campaign.
Helping wounded combatants to recover from injuries and their experiences by providing week-long adventure holidays in Dumfries & Galloway.
To relieve members or their dependants who are in need by virtue of financial hardship, injury or sickness.
Spirit of Normandy Trust was founded in 1994 with two main objectives- Benevolence and Education
SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families.
Each year, our staff and network of 7,500 volunteers are there for more that 50,000 people, ranging from D-Day veterans to the families of young soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.
For the assistance of ladies in financial need who have been used to a better life but are now living in straitened circumstances. Ladies must have attained a good level of education and live alone without any dependants.
Stand Easy works towards the recovery of Wounded, Injured or Sick Veterans through the use of drama activities.
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.”
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.
The Bridge for Heroes was established in September 2010 by Mike and Helen Taylor with the aim of delivering direct and immediate support to the HM Armed Forces community, veterans and their families.
Promote well-being and rehabilitation of disabled ex-Service personnel through sports and sports medicine.
Boost the morale of the Forces primarily through high quality entertainment and projects designed to bring the public and their Armed Forces closer together.
The BNTVA is the premier UK charity representing all people who have worked with or alongside radioactive material for the benefit of this nation. Formed initially to campaign for recognition and restitution of our Servicemen who participated in the British Nuclear Tests the organisation has evolved over the years to share it’s knowledge and heritage with people from all walks of life.
To provide nursing and residential support for Ex-Service men and women
Building Heroes provides ex-service personnel with a rapid transition into careers in the construction industry through retraining and employment support.
We provide an intensive programme covering a range of building skills, plus relevant health and safety training, to equip our graduates to progress into employment, self-employment or further training.
We have a growing network of employers able to offer job opportunities and provide appropriate individual support with your chosen career path.
Forum and support group for Burma Star veterans.
Established in August 2009, Cakes 4 Casualties’ Kath (the cake lady) visits the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Fisher House and Norton House in Birmingham at least once a week, supplying the Wounded, Injured and Sick Serving Personnel and their families with a variety of homemade cakes, The Cake Lady’s visits provide a huge boost to morale as well as helping with physical and mental recovery.
What began as a one-off visit is still going very strong nearly seven years later; Kath travels all over the country with a monthly trip to Headley Court and Norton House Headley, Haslar Company as well as one-off events like the Royal Marine Rehabilitation triathlon and some weddings for the Serving Personnel and Families she has met along the way!
At Canine Partners our mission is to assist people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and a better quality of life and, where possible, to help them into education and employment, through the provision of specially trained dogs for the disabled, whose well-being is a key consideration.
Canine Partners is delighted to be Associate Members of Cobseo as we are committed to continue helping both the veteran and serving community by providing those with physical disabilities, however complex they may be, with our specially trained canine partners. We have already successfully partnered 19 former service personnel with our amazing dogs, and have several more applicants on our waiting list.
Our dogs help with everyday physical tasks that disabled people find difficult, painful or even impossible to do themselves. These include opening and closing doors, retrieving items including medication, unloading and loading washing machines, undressing, taking cash and card out of an ATM and fetching help in emergencies.
The help the dogs bring with these physical tasks allows the disabled person to gain independence and confidence: but there is also a huge benefit gained on an emotional and psychological level, particularly with regard to PTSD.
To provide assistance and welfare to, but not restricted to, veterans in the criminal justice system by the provison of a mentor.
To create a pathway back to normality for the veteran who has been in prison.
To provide a mulit-disciplinary approach for the care and rehabilitation of those with neurological and medical disabilities – predominantly those who have served with HM Forces.
CESSAC has been operating amenity centres for serving members of the Armed Forces and their families in establishments at home and abroad for over 125 years. It branched out into managing sheltered housing for retired ex-HM forces people and their family members in southern England over 40 years ago through its sister organisation CESSA HA. Both organisations are managed from the Head Office in Portsmouth and share the website. The CofE in each title simply reflects the ethos of the founders and Directors – delivery has always been to those of all religions and none.
Change Step is a veteran to veteran peer mentoring and advice service. This service is for military veterans and others with post-traumatic stress disorder and a range of psychosocial problems who want to make positive changes to their lives.
Listen In is the sister project which supports the significant role families and friends of veterans play in promoting recovery from problems associated with military service and the transition to civilian life.
Real life stories performed by British Servicemen and women.
The original concept for The Two Worlds of Charlie F came from executive producer Alice Driver in the winter of 2010. Driven by the belief that theatre can empower the individual, she set about designing a model that would see the process of theatre used to boost the confidence, self esteem and give a voice to the wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veterans of the Armed Forces.
To provide Recreational and other Leisure time facilities for serving RN & RM & Reserves and their families and other specified classes incl ex RN/RM & serving RN/RM Officers and attached/embedded forces and their families.
Combat Stress provides effective treatment and support, delivered by qualified and understanding professionals, to Veterans of the UK Armed Forces who are suffering from mental ill health.
Point of contact for Reserve Associations.
CVQO is a UK-based educational charity that has been improving lives through vocational training and development since 2001.
CVQO provides an alternative route to employment and higher education for learners in the UK. The charity manages internationally recognised vocational qualifications for young people and their instructors in uniformed youth organisations.
To ensure the well-being of all Armed Forces personnel.
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
The Explora Scholarship Funds main object, is to advance education by providing funds, and facilitating the establishment of scholarships in further, or higher education, for the dependents of severely injured (physically or mentally) and deceased members of the UK Armed Forces and UK Security Services who were in Government Service when killed or injured. The ESF became a full member of the confederation of service charities in February 2015
Families of the Fallen has been set up specifically to deliver EXTRA financial help to the families of British servicemen and women killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.
AA Veterans Support is a Northern Ireland based charity set up to provide help and support for Veterans and their families throughout Northern Ireland.
It is our aim to provide the necessary support services for those Veterans or their family members that may need our help.
We believe that our Forces and their families deserve our lifelong support, we aim to provide Practical, Training, Emotional and Financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families. Whenever they may need us, we’ll do whatever we can to help.
Our vow is that no matter the size of the problem we will provide help, advice and assistance in overcoming it.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, giving lifetime support to serving and former soldiers and their families. Includes making grants to individuals and specialist charities that help ex-soldiers and their families.
Launchpad is a registered charity that provides veterans (and their partners) of all Services with affordable, self-contained flats arranged in managed houses in Newcastle (34 flats) and Liverpool (52 flats).
The houses, Avondale House in Newcastle and Speke House in Liverpool, provide veterans with accommodation as well as recreation, training and IT facilities.
The staff provides support and guidance to the veterans, as well as harnessing support of other organisations, to help residents successfully make the transition from military to civilian life.
An important part of the process is integration with the local community and mutual support.
All this is provided to enable the veterans to avoid homelessness, unemployment and social exclusion.
To provide affordable and sensitively managed sheltered housing for people over 60 years of age, giving priority to those who have served in the Armed Forces and their surviving partners or relatives.
Age UK Support Services (Yorkshire & Humber) works with local Age UK charities to develop and support new and existing services that improve the health, wellbeing and quality of life for older people across the Region.
Dedicated to supporting the serving men and women of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and their families.
Ending homelessness for veterans by providing a pathway of accommodation and support to enable them to move on to a successful, independent and fulfilling life
Allied Services Trust:
1. Provides unbiased education to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for possible future incapacity
2. Empowers people to make informed decisions about who might help them in the future with their financial and welfare matters
3. Offers a drafting service which is accessible and affordable
4. Offers an administration service to help those who are vulnerable and have no-one else to act on their behalf
5. Operates on a not for profit basis offering additional reduced fees for those on low income and experiencing financial hardship
The Veterans Research Hub provides an accessible, contemporary and authoritative repository of UK and international research-related resources and literature on military veterans and their families, including transitions to civilian lives, that informs and stimulates research, policy development, improved service delivery and journalistic enquiry.”Work on the project began in autumn 2015, hosted within the Veterans & Families Institute (VFI), and will run to autumn 2017, by which time the Hub itself will be established.
The Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Charity is an independent grant-making body which aims to assist charities with objectives that reflect the interests and causes of its founder, Anne Duchess, organisations in the areas in the UK in which she lived: Cheshire and surroundings areas (including Wirral, Merseyside and North Wales) and the Highlands of Scotland.
Ulso, to UK military welfare organisations across the country (in recognition of Anne Duchess’ wartime service in the FANY and her family’s military connection).
To provide advice and support to charities connected to the Armed Forces.
Our purpose is the advancement of education of young dependents of serving of former members of the UK armed forces via funding education, travel or extra-curricular activities.
The charity was formed in 2011 to provide our injured, wounded and sick service personnel and veterans support in their recovery journey through the medium of competitive Winter Sports. The opportunities we provide have allowed our Athletes the chance to redefine themselves and regain the spirit of challenge and competition. The Winter Sports environment transforms an Athletes drive and energy to overcome adversity, provides focus during difficult recovery journey’s and gives a sense of freedom that had once been lost.
Our mission is to help people between the ages of 12 and 18 to develop both personally and physically.
The British Army’s “own” Charity delivering financial support, by means of Grants, for the benefit of All Ranks, their families and dependants of the Serving Army including Army widows and those supporting organisations which provide expertise and assistance to the Army.
Promotion of the efficiency of the Army by the awarding of immediate financial assistance to meet the needs of dependants/next of kin of deceased soldiers or officers.
AFF is the voice of the Army family. It empowers and acts as an advocate and an independent expert witness to promote a quality of life which reflects the military covenant.
Offering comfort, support and friendship to widows and widowers of Service people.
Remembrance of the sacrifices of the past, help for those in need in the present and education for the future.
To bind together in practical friendship women of the Royal Naval Services, past and present, by sharing achievements, traditions and heritage
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.
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.
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.
Support for blind and visually impaired ex-Servicemen and women.
We put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.
The Legion was founded by veterans after the First World War. A century on from the start of that conflict, we're still helping today's Service men and women, veterans, and their families in almost every aspect of daily life. We also champion Remembrance, safeguarding the memory of those who have given their lives for our freedom through Remembrance education and events.