Associate Directory

All Delivery Partners who support Drop-Ins with services may join ASDIC as Associates.  Like Members, they are listed in their own Directory (below) and have a short page to describe details of their organisation, points of contact and what support they offer, with links to their website and any other relevant material.  This helps them to work with each other cooperatively and shows Drop-Ins what other supporting services may be available.

Delivery Partners who would like to join ASDIC as Associates should read the ASDIC Framework Document and download the Associate Application which includes all the information for the website. This should be completed and sent to the ASDIC office.

Index

Alabaré Christian Care and Support

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Organisation

Status Charity
Charity No. 1006504
Company Reg No. 2604011

Address

Riverside House,
2 Watt Road,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire. SP2 7UD

Contact

Anne Williams
Operations Manager: Veterans, England and Wales
01722 322882
a.williams@alabare.co.uk

Kirsty Scullion
Partnership Manager
01722 322882
k.scullion@alabare.co.uk

www.alabare.co.uk
Twitter: @AlabareUK @H4V_Alabare

Description

Alabaré Homes for Veterans provides supported accommodation for ex-Armed Forces Personnel who have become homeless or due to be homeless as a result of vulnerable or unsuitable accommodation.

Alabaré Christian Care and Support works across the South West of England and Wales in providing supported accommodation, working closely with partner agencies to best support Veterans during transition from Military to civilian and homelessness to stable sustainable accommodation.

Support to Drop-Ins:

Alabaré Homes for Veterans connects to a number of Drop-In’s in

South West England – Plymouth, Weymouth, Gosport and Portsmouth, Salisbury, Bristol, Gloucester

South Wales – Swansea, Carmarthen, Cardiff, Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil

North Wales – Conway.

Blesma – The Limbless Veterans

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Organisation

Status Charity
Charity No. England & Wales 1084189 Scotland SC010315
Company Reg No. 4102768

Address

Frankland Moore House,
185-187 High Road,
Chadwell Heath,
Romford,
Essex. RM6 6NA

Contact

Pat Donnachie
Blesma Support Officer South
07741 846106
bsosouth@blesma.org

Martin Gwillim
National Outreach Coordinator
07741 891632
outreachcoord@blesma.org

www.Blesma.org
Facebook and Twitter

Regional Outreach Officers:

NI & ROI Fiona Morrison          outreachni@blesma.org               07741 744617
North East Adele Miller            outreachne@blesma.org             07741 84 7211
North West Kirsten Morrissey  outreachnw@blesma.org          07741 846674
Midlands Vanessa Lewis         outreachmid@blesma.org            07741 845429
Eastern Darren Fuller               outreache@blesma.org                 07741 661159
South Andy Barlow GM           outreachsouth@blesma.org        07384 834449
West Jason Suller                     outreachw@blesma.org                 07741 744141
London & South East  Alida Horne  outreachlse@blesma.org 07741 845793
South West  (tbc)

Description

Since 1932, we have been the only national Armed Forces Charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives.

Blesma – The Limbless Veterans helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support.

Support to Drop-Ins:

We currently support the following Drop-Ins:

Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth and IOW), Crawley, Woody’s Lodge (Cardiff), Bull Dogs Port Talbot, Stoll (London), Veterans Support Association (West Molesey)

Combat Stress

Organisation

Status
Charity No.
Company Reg No.

Address

Contact

(Details to follow)

Description

Support to Drop-Ins:

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Organisation

Status Charity
Charity No. England & Wales 1087210 , Scotland SC045460
Company Reg No.

Address

The Old Stables,
Redenham Park,
Andover,
Hants. SP11 9AQ

Contact

Telephone:  01264 774 000

Email:  info@dmws.org.uk

Website:  www.dmws.org.uk

Description

Support for serving armed forces and veterans and their families who are undergoing any form of medical treatment, both physical and mental. Our Welfare Officers are predominantly based in Hospitals in regions given below and will assist patients with any non-clinical support they may need.

Support to Drop-Ins:

We can offer appropriate support to any Drop-In situated in the South of England, Hereford, Nottinghamshire, West Midlands and Scotland.

Help for Heroes

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Organisation

Status Charity
Charity No. 1120920
Company Reg No. 06363256

Address

Help for Heroes
Unit 14 Parkers Close,
Downton Business Centre,
Salisbury,
Wilts. SP5 3RB.

 

Recovery West
01752 562179
west.supporthub@helpforheroes.org.uk
Twitter: @PlymouthRC

Help for Heroes Recovery Centre,
Endeavour Building,
HM Naval Base,
Plymouth,
Devon.   PL2 2BG

Contact

Julian North
Recovery Manager (East & Midlands)
Recovery East
01206 814880
01206 815838
chavassevc@helpforheroes.org.uk
Twitter: @ChavasseVCHouse

Chavasse VC House,
Berechurch Road,
Colchester,
Essex.  CO2 9RQ

Recovery North
01748 834148
catterick.enquiries@helpforheroes.org.uk
Twitter: @PhoenixHouseR

Phoenix House Recovery Centre,
Catterick Garrison,
North Yorkshire.  DL9 3AW

Recovery South
01980 844200
tedworth.reception@helpforheroes.org.uk
Twitter: @TedworthHouse

Tedworth House,
Tidworth,
Wiltshire SP9 7AJ

Description

Help for Heroes works with veterans and service personnel to provide a wide range of advice and practical support. The charity’s beneficiary support networks offer advice and companionship for service personnel and veterans who have suffered a career-ending or life-limiting injury during or directly attributable to service, and their loved ones.

Each person who comes to Help for Heroes has their own individual recovery journey. The Charity offers tailored, flexible support for Service Personnel, Veterans and their families, including: Welfare and Financial Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Support, Sports Recovery, Fellowship.

Support to Drop-Ins:

Help for Heroes supports many Drop-Ins throughout UK including:

Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Warrington), North Bucks Veterans Support Group (Akeley), Stoll (London), Surrey Armed Forces Drop In (SAFDI) (Woking), Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth), Veterans Support Association (West Molesey, Surrey), Veterans Support Group (Abbots Langley)

If we do not already support your Drop-In, please get in touch with your regional Recovery Manager to see how we can help.

NHS Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TILS)

Organisation

Status
Charity No.
Company Reg No.

Address

Contact

(Details to follow)

Description

General advice on how the NHS can help serving military people and veterans can be found at www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/military-healthcare/

Support to Drop-Ins:

Seafarers’ Advice & Information Line (SAIL)

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Organisation

Status Charity
Charity No. 1064404
Company Reg No. 3346379

Address

30 King William Walk
Greenwich
London
SE10 9HU

Contact

Geraldine Cassidy – Senior Adviser
or
Helene Charnley – Senior Adviser

Freephone 0800 160 1842

Email:  advice@sailine.org.uk

Website:  www.sailine.org.uk

Description

SAIL is a free Citizens Advice service for serving and veteran Naval Service personnel and their partners.  Advice is given by phone and by email.  It’s all free and confidential.  Help is available for a wide range of issues including debt, benefits, housing, the practicalities of relationship breakdown, consumer issues, employment problems, legal and much more.

Support to Drop-Ins:

We attend Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth) and would be happy to support other Drop-Ins where there’s a significant Royal Navy / Royal Marines presence.

SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Organisation

Status Charity
Charity No. 210760
Company Reg No.

Address

Queen Elizabeth House,
4 St Dunstan’s Hill,
London.  EC3R 8AD

Contact

Gary Williams
Head of Specialist Services
0207 463 9377
Gary.williams@ssafa.org.uk

Sophie Nathan
Joining Forces Project Manager
0207 463 9392
Sophie.nathan@ssafa.org.uk

General
0800 731 4880
www.ssafa.org.uk
@ssafa
Facebook: SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

Description

SSAFA provides lifelong support to men and women in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force, and their families. We also work with veterans of all ages to help them settle into life and work outside the Forces.

Our support covers both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They are all entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served.

Several of our branches offer Drop-Ins for Veterans, their families and carers. The Drop-Ins are run primarily by volunteers and enable Veterans to meet, have a tea and reduce their feelings of loneliness as well as to meet organisations that could provide vital support. SSAFA representatives also attend a number of other Drop-In centres around the country.

Support to Drop-Ins:

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity supports many Drop-Ins throughout UK including:

Durham Veterans Contact Point (DVCP) (Durham SSAFA), East Sussex Veterans’ Hub – 99/100 Group, SSAFA Glasgow’s Helping Heroes, Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth & Isle of Wight) and Woody’s Lodge (Barry and Colwyn Bay). If SSAFA do not currently attend or support your Drop-In, please do get in touch.

The Poppy Factory

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Organisation

Status Charity
Charity No. 225348
Company Reg No.

Address

20 Petersham Road,
Richmond,
Surrey. TW10 6UR

Contact

Shaun Johnson & Mike Allen
Employment Coordinators
0208 939 1837
gybtw@poppyfactory.org

General
0208 940 3305
Email:  admin@poppyfactory.org
Website:  www.poppyfactory.org
Twitter: @poppyfactory
Facebook: @ThePoppyFactory
Instagram: @thepoppyfactory
LinkedIn: The Poppy Factory

Description

The Poppy Factory’s expert and well established employability team is there to help unemployed Armed Forces veterans with physical and mental health conditions back into sustainable and rewarding employment throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Working with the personal needs and career goals of wounded, injured and sick veterans we provide local 1-2-1 expert career advice and guidance; local job searches and links to employers in local area, CV reviews and interview coaching, plus ongoing in-work support once veterans start in a new job. As part of the process we also provide information on available funding and training resources accessible through our charity partners across the sector.

Physical or mental health conditions do not have to be attributed to service. Those in receipt of CTP Assistance may be ineligible for support but please call us to discuss.

Support to Drop-Ins:

The Poppy Factory supports the following ASDIC Drop-Ins:

  • Change Step Wales
  • Military Community Veterans Centre (Rotherham)
  • Surrey Armed Forces Drop In (SAFDI) (Woking)
  • STOLL (London)
  • VOS Portsmouth
  • VOS Isle of Wight
  • Woody’s Lodge, Wales
    • Rhyl First Wednesday each month
    • Colwyn Bay Third Thursday each month

If we do not already support your Drop-In, please contact us as we have a team working in communities across England, Wales and NI and would like to support your group if we possibly can.

The Ripple Pond

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Organisation

Status Charity
Charity No. England & Wales 1161224, Scotland SC046402
Company Reg No.

Address

Mandora House,
Louise Margaret Road,
Aldershot,
Hants. GU11 3QJ

Contact

01252 913021

admin@theripplepond.org

Description

Ripple Pond is a UK wide self help support network for the adult family members of Serving Personnel and Veterans who are suffering a physical or emotional injury.   We provide access to group meetings around the country as well as  SKYPE and a buddy system for 1-2-1 support.  We also have a secret Facebook page for 24 hour support.

Support to Drop-Ins:

We currently support the following Drop-Ins – Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth), Surrey Heath Veterans and Families – Listening Project (SHV&F-LP) (Camberley), Aldershot Armed Forces Drop-In (Hampshire).

The Royal British Legion

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Organisation

Status Charity
Charity No. 219279
Company Reg No.

Address

Head Office
The Royal British Legion,
Haig House,
199 Borough High Street,
London.  SE1 1AA

For advice or support, contact:

Helpline: 0808 802 8080 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week)
From overseas: +44 (0)20 3376 8080
Email:info@britishlegion.org.uk
Online information centre:  Knowledge base
Website  www.britishlegion.org.uk/

Contact

Andrew Hodson
Engagement & Development Officer
07551 138433
ahodson@britishlegion.org.uk

Area Managers

Northern     Nicola Meredith     NMeredith@britishlegion.org.uk
Yorkshire     Debbie Harding     DHarding@britishlegion.org.uk

Merseyside/Cheshire    Gillian McKinnon   GMcKinnon@britishlegion.org.uk
Greater Manchester/Lancs    Alison Bunn    ABunn@britishlegion.org.uk
Ireland     
Brian Maguire     BMaguire@britishlegion.org.uk
East Midlands     
Linda Flecknell     LFlecknell@britishlegion.org.uk

West Midlands   
Jane Britton     JBritton@britishlegion.org.uk
South East Midlands   
Patricia Chadwick   PChadwick@britishlegion.org.uk

South West Midlands 
Patricia Chadwick   PChadwick@britishlegion.org.uk
East Anglia/Essex
    Kate Green     KGreen@britishlegion.org.uk
Wales    
Antony Metcalfe     AMetcalfe@britishlegion.org.uk
Devon/Cornwall      Susanne Archard     SArchard@britishlegion.org.uk

Somerset/Wilts     
Kate Green     KGreen@britishlegion.org.uk
Dorset/Hants 
   Craig Spence     CSpence@britishlegion.org.uk
South East     James France     JFrance@britishlegion.org.uk
London     Ryan Allain     RAllain@britishlegion.org.uk

Description

The Legion provides financial, social and emotional support including:

  • Help with benefits, debt and money advice.
  • Helping Service leavers to find employment and access employment support grants with advice and guidance for dependants and specialist advice for those wishing to start their own business.
  • Support to live independently through the Handy Van Service and care phones. Funding and grants for household equipment and adaptations.
  • Support with mental and physical wellbeing through the Battle Back Centre, the Personnel Recovery Centre, break centres and adventure and family holidays.

The Legion attends most ASDIC Drop-Ins across UK.  If we do not already support your Drop-In or you would like further advice, please get in touch with your Area Manager (above) to see how we can help.

Support to Drop-Ins:

Drop-Ins supported by the Legion include:

Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Warrington), Military Community Veterans Centre (Rotherham), North Bucks Veterans Support Group (Akeley), Oxford City Veterans Group, Stoll (London), Supporters of Combat Stress (Peterborough), Surrey Armed Forces Drop In (SAFDI) (Woking), Surrey Heath Veterans and Families – Listening Project (SHV&F-LP) (Camberley), The Grow Organisation (Norwich), Totton and Eling Community Drop-in, Veterans Garage Drop In Centre, Salford (Manchester), Veterans in Crisis – The Gunners (Sunderland), Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth & Isle of Wight), Veterans Support Group (Abbots Langley)

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