Member Directory

The Directory is the heart of ASDIC so member Drop-Ins must make sure their entry is accurate and up to date. Any changes should be emailed to us as soon as possible.

After a trial year (2018), members are now invited to move to Full Membership* by completing the latest Membership Application.  Guidance for Drop-Ins wishing to join as New Members is under Membership.

Index

  1. 5 Towns Veterans Support Hub (Castleford, West Yorks)
  2. Aldershot Armed Forces Drop In (Hampshire)
  3. Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Warrington)
  4. Armed Forces Support Group (Barrowford, Lancs)
  5. Bolton Armed Forces Centre 4 Veterans
  6. Broughton House Armed Forces Support Hub (Salford)
  7. Change Step Wales (Several Centres throughout Wales)
  8. Changing Step (North East)
  9. Durham Veterans Contact Point (DVCP) (Durham SSAFA) *
  10. East Sussex Veterans’ Hub – 99/100 Group *
  11. FirstLight Trust (Scarborough, Redcar, Gosport, Lancaster, Hawick, Hereford) *
  12. Forces in the Community (Beeston, Nottingham)
  13. Forest Forces (Nottingham Forest)
  14. Forward Assist Veterans Drop In (Cramlington)
  15. Help a Squaddie (Rugeley)
  16. Herefordshire Veterans Support Group (Hereford)
  17. Heyford and Bicester Veterans Group (Bicester)
  18. Hope Springs Recovery Centre (Chesterfield)
  19. Hull Veterans Support Centre
  20. Littlehampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club
  21. Lothians Veterans Centre (Dalkeith)
  22. Military Community Veterans Centre (Rotherham)*
  23. North Bucks Veterans Support Group (Akeley)
  24. Oxford City Veterans Group Outreach
  25. Plymouth Veterans and Family Hub
  26. Southampton Veterans Drop-In Centre
  27. SSAFA Glasgow’s Helping Heroes *
  28. Stoll (London)
  29. Supporters of Combat Stress (Peterborough)
  30. Surrey Armed Forces Drop In (SAFDI) (Woking)
  31. The Bridge for Heroes (Kings Lynn, Norfolk)
  32. Totton and Eling Community Drop-in (Southampton) *
  33. Veterans & Families – Listening Project (V&F-LP) *
  34. Veterans Change Partnership (Exeter)
  35. Veterans Commuity Hub (Shotton)
  36. Veterans Community Hub (Hull)
  37. Veterans Drop-In Berkshire (Tilehurst)
  38. Veterans Garage Drop In Centre, Salford (Manchester)
  39. Veterans in Communities (Rossendale)
  40. Veterans in Crisis – The Gunners (Sunderland) *
  41. Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth & Isle of Wight)
  42. Veterans Support Association (West Molesey & Esher, Surrey) *
  43. Veterans Support Group (Abbots Langley, Herts)
  44. Woody’s Lodge (Barry and Colwyn Bay) *
  45. Worthing Veterans Drop In

5 Towns Veterans Support Hub (Castleford, West Yorks)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11952906

Opening Times

Every Tuesday, 1000 – 1400.

Location

Castleford Library
Carlton Street
Castleford
West Yorks.  WF10 1BB

Contact

Alan Austin
Branch Chairman

01977 310401
07796 181465

oldtyke@btinternet.com

Find us on Facebook

We support Armed Forces Veterans from the Castleford, Pontefract, Featherstone, Knottingley and Normanton area in West Yorkshire.  Just Drop In for comradeship and sign posting to partner agencies eg. DWP, Housing.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, RBL, Veterans UK, Armed Forces Covenant Wakefield Council, DWP, WDH, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust.

Aldershot Armed Forces Drop In (Hampshire)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Second Wednesday of the month, 1030-1200.

 

Location

Aldershot Library
109 High St
Aldershot
GU11 1DQ

Contact

Roger and Lucy Nield

simplesolutionsbusiness@gmail.com

www.vulnerableveterans.org.uk

Find our Newsletter here

Delivery Partners in support

Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Warrington)

Charity Number: 1168398
Company Number: CE007111

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday, 1000-1600.

Friday, 1000-1400.

– – – –  1000-1200 Hub Lions Breakfast Roll Call

(Closed at weekends)

Location

The Gateway
89 Sankey St
Warrington
WA1 1SR

Contact

Arnie Arnold
01925 246955

www.afcsh.org

Find us on Facebook

Our programmes deliver outreach services throughout Cheshire, Halton and the Wirral.

The Armed Forces Community Support Hub is a ‘one stop shop’ to support the Armed Forces community in Warrington and Cheshire. This includes all former armed forces veterans, early service leavers, current serving personnel, reservists and their families.

Delivery Partners in support

Veterans in Mind (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust), Blesma, Broughton House, Combat Stress, Armed Forces Covenant, Job Centre Plus, CMVES, Cheshire East Council, SSAFA, Citizens Advice, Help For Heroes, Chester Zoo, Widnes Vikings, Virgin Trains, The Poppy Factory, University of Chester, The Royal British Legion, Rugby League Cares, Futures of Heroes, Warrington Wolves, Cheshire Constabulary, Veterans in Sefton, CGL, 5 Boroughs NHS Partership, Warrington Borough Council, CDN Networks, MHM, Cheshire West & Chester Council, WWTW, RAFA, Halton Borough Council, Warrington CCG NHS

Armed Forces Support Group (Barrowford, Lancs)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Every Wednesday, 1000 – 1300.
1st Saturday of each month, 1000 – 1300

Location

Armed Forces Support Group
The Annex, Holmfield House
Gisburn Road
Barrowford
Lancs
BB9 8ND

Contact

Micheal Sutcliff
Chairman

01282 618751
07836 607818

mikesutcliff1958@outlook.com

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We are a signposting group set up to direct veterans to the right service to support their needs.

We offer tea, biscuits and camaraderie to everyone who comes in.

We support 3 Service cadet units, fund raise for 3 Service benevolent funds and have the support of two Deputy Lord Lieutenants.

Delivery Partners in support

North West NHS – Mental health, Veterans In Communities, Pendle Council Covenant group, Adult Learning.

Bolton Armed Forces Centre 4 Veterans

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday to Friday  0930 – 1530

Wednesday

0930 – 1130 (Breakfast Club)
1200 – 1530 (Drop-In)

Location

60 Ashburner Street
Bolton
BL1 1TD

Contact

Scott Hawtrey

01204 776628

www.bafc4v.org

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We provide a point of reference for veterans who need help and advice no matter what the issue is, from housing and benefits to someone to talk to about any other problems that may occur. 

Delivery Partners in support

Broughton House Armed Forces Support Hub (Salford)

Charity Number: 1155225
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday  0930-1630

Location

Broughton House,
Park Lane,
Salford,
Manchester. M7 4JD

Contact

Gavin Jones

0161 7402737

Gavin.Jones@broughtonhouse.com

www.broughtonhouse.com

Find us on Facebook

Delivery Partners in support

Change Step Wales (Several Centres throughout Wales)

Charity Number: 1039386
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Aberystwyth
Hafal, 9 Portland Road, Aberystwyth  SY23 2NL
Fortnightly Tuesdays, 1800 – 2000


Barry
Witchill Community Hall   CF63 1DP
Tuesday, 1000 -1300


Cardiff
Inroads, 98 Neville St. Cardiff CF11 6LS
Every Wednesday, 1000 – 1300

Caerphilly
Cedar Tree, Corbett Lane, Pwll-Y-Pant   CF83 3HX
First Tuesday of each month, 1000 – 1300


Llandudno (Aged Veterans)
Troop Cafe, Mostyn Broadway  LL30 1YL
Every Friday, 1330 – 1530


Mountain Ash
Fernhill Community Centre, Fernhill  CF45 3EW
Monday, 1000 – 1230


Port Talbot
12 Café, 37 Commercial Street, Taibach  SA13 1LN
Tuesday, 1100 – 1430


Ton Pentre & Gelli
Dinam Park, Pentre   CF41 7AT
Thursday, 0930 – 1230


Tredegar
Tredegar Library, The Circle, Tredegar NP22 3PS
Third Tuesday of every month, 1000 – 1200

Location

(As above)

Contact

Simon Frith
Project Manager

0300 777 2259

ask@change-step.co.uk

http://www.changestepwales.co.uk

Find us on Facebook

Find our Newsletter here

Delivery Partners in support

Changing Step (North East)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 0900 – 1700

Saturday and Sunday, 1000 – 1600 

Location

Stable Court,
1a Grey Street,
Crook,
Durham,
DL15 9EB

Contact

David Tindale
Director

07713 738236

info@changingstepnortheast.org.uk

www.changingstepnortheast.com

Find us on Facebook

At our Centre we have a Kitchen, Bathroom, Lounge/Drop In, Computer Suite and a Veterans Project called Veterans Military Crafts. There is no cost at all for tea, coffee, snacks etc plus free internet access, and all of our training courses are provided free of charge. We currently have access to over 1000 Educational and Vocational Courses and we are part on the Online Centres Network.

Other features include

  • Military Mental Health First Aid qualified staff
  • A separate Support Group called Crook Friendship Circle who meet on a Tuesday and Friday with the assistance of CAB and ROAD.
  • Employability Courses in conjunction with Back to Back Careers CIC.
  • Access to the local DWP Armed Forces Champions, Local Council Armed Forces Champions.
  • Close liaison with Durham Constabulary on Safeguarding and Vulnerable cases.
  • Craft groups
  • Outings and group visits to various locations throughout the year.

Delivery Partners in support

Local TRBL Branch, Homegroup/Stonham (Housing and Support Services), Save Our Soldier (working Partnership National Military Charity providing Therapies and Interventions for PTSD related Issues).

Durham Veterans Contact Point (DVCP) (Durham SSAFA) *

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

The DVCP will move around the County every second month, however some of the dates are not yet fixed. Please check Facebook page for latest information here

December – Wed 18th – Darlington, Venue TBC
January – Thurs 24th – Durham Town Hall

Location

The Durham Veterans Contact Point meet monthly at various venues throughout County Durham Please check our Facebook page for details here

Contact

Paul Moore

0191 383 9452

durham@ssafa.org.uk

https://www.ssafa.org.uk/durham

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The DVCP is available as a first point of contact for veterans to meet delivery partners on a face to face basis, to gain help or assistance, or merely to meet other veterans in a friendly and non judgemental context.
Tea & Coffee is available.

Delivery Partners in support

Durham SSAFA, Royal British Legion (RBL), Veterans Welfare Service UK, AFOS Durham, Humankind ROAD Durham, Help for Heroes (Catterick), Homegroup Durham, The Alzheimer’s Society, Finchale College Durham.

East Sussex Veterans’ Hub – 99/100 Group *

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 0930 – 1230.

Every other Saturday, Group meetings & Breakfast drop in 1000 – 1300.

 

Location

5 Harold Place
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1JA

Contact

Bernard Stonestreet
Executive Secretary

01424 446292
07884 263824

http://www.esvh99100.org

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Comprehensive package of well being and coping for Veterans, particularly for those with PTSD and mental ill health.
Single point of contact for any issues.
Saturday meetings include Breakfast and Brunch. Weekdays internal cafe open.

Delivery Partners in support

East Sussex Recovery Alliance (ESRA), SSAFA Hastings & Rother Division, SSAFA (Veterans in Criminal Justice system), TILS (SE), STAR (Drug & Alcohol Abuse Centre, Hastings), MHFA England, Hastings Voluntary Action (HVA), Hastings Borough Council (Housing), National Probation Service (ES),

 

FirstLight Trust (Scarborough, Redcar, Gosport, Lancaster, Hawick, Hereford) *

Charity Number: 1149496 & SCO46296
Company Number: 08226711

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday, 0900 – 1700
(with occasional variations)

Location

Gosport
68 High Street, Gosport P012 1DR


Scarborough
64 Newborough, Scarborough YO11 1ET


Redcar
13 West Terrace, Redcar TS10 1DS


Lancaster
63-65 Market Street, Lancaster LA1 1JG;


Hawick
1-3 High Street, Hawick TD9 9BZ


Hereford
41-43 Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AR

Contact

Dorinda Wolfe Murray

0207 730 7545

enquiries@firstlighttrust.co.uk

www.firstlighttrust.co.uk

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The hubs are open 6 days a week, normal working hours, and are a mix of coffee bar/hub/curiosity shop.  All members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services as well as those of the local community are welcome.  The coffee is superb, the cakes home made and the tea available in mugs; all are welcome whether for company and a chat or more specific support.

Delivery Partners in support

Support varies in each location but includes Citizens Advice, NHS (TILS), NHS A&E, Police, Probation Service, Social Services, SSAFA and TRBL.

Forces in the Community (Beeston, Nottingham)

Charity Number: 1144814
Company Number: 07245570

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 1000 – 1500.

Location

2 Cross Street
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 2NX

Contact

Rick Harrington

01159 220320

info@forces.org.uk

www.forces.org.uk

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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 veterans 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. Services include:

  • Tailored employment guidance including CV, interview techniques and job search
  • Mental health support and counselling
  • In-house training courses
  • Housing advice and assistance
  • Welfare support
  • Debt and finance signposting
  • Prison work and offender support
  • Mentoring and Befriending
  • Community outreach services
  • Peer led community centre

Delivery Partners in support

Forest Forces (Nottingham Forest)

Charity Number: 1139561
Company Number: 07395235

Opening Times

Predominantly last Friday of each month, 0930 – 1100.

Location

Nottingham Forest Football Club
The City Ground
Nottingham
NG2 5FJ

Contact

Calum Osborne
Nottingham Forest Community Trust

0115 982 4334
07887 615182

calum.osborne@nottinghamforest.co.uk

www.nottinghamforestcommunitytrust.co.uk

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Supporting Nottinghamshire Veterans to lead a more healthy and connected life through a range of open access physical and social activities that brings veterans and support services together.

Delivery Partners in support

ABF Soldier’s Charity, Forces in the Community, Nottinghamshire County Council, Career Transition Partnership, SSAFA, Royal British Legion, Royal Air Force Association.

Forward Assist Veterans Drop In (Cramlington)

Charity Number: 1150408
Company Number: 08190905

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Every Tuesday, 1000 – 1200.

Location

Salute Cafe
The John Willie Sams Centre
Market Street
Dudley
Cramlington
Northumberland
NE23 7HS

Contact

Tony Wright

01912 504877
07738 373590

tony@forward-assist.com

www.forward-assist.com

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Free Coffee & Bacon Butties at Salute Cafe for Unemployed Veterans. Free Parking, There is disabled access throughout and we also own a 14 Seat wheel chair accessible minibus for those that may need transport to attend/ take part in activities.

Access to a qualified mental health therapist, Welfare benefits checks, Information advice & guidance on employment, education and training, and Legal advice. Access to Free Gym Sessions and a host of structured Health & Well-being Activities aimed at reducing social isolation, Refer & Chaperone Service.

Delivery Partners in support

The Royal British Legion, Combat Stress, Citizen Advice, Local Authority, NHS Transition, Intervention and Liaison Services (TILS), Probation Services, and other Service Charities.

Help a Squaddie (Rugeley)

Charity Number: 1182523
Company Number:

Opening Times

Open every Monday, 1000 – 1200.
and via appointment Monday – Friday, 1000 – 1800.

Location

Victory Church
11 Anson Strteet
Rugeley
Staffs
WS15 2BG

Contact

Kerry Urquhart
07816 282990
kerry@helpasquaddie.org.uk

Help A Squaddie Helpline: 0300 3651332

helpasquaddie.org.uk

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A very casual get together consisting of a bacon Buttie and a hot drink

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, Walking With The Wounded, Local Housing & Poppy Factory.

Herefordshire Veterans Support Group (Hereford)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Every Monday and Thursday, 1100 – 1600.

Location

Saxon Hall
Puston Community Association
Hoarwithy Rd
Herefordshire
HR2 6HE

Contact

01432 279 364

saxonhall11@gmail.com

https://www.hvsg.rocks/

Find us on  Facebook

Delivery Partners in support

Heyford and Bicester Veterans Group (Bicester)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

First Friday of the month, 1100 – 1400.

Location

Heyford Park Community Centre
Brice Road
Upper Heyford
Oxfordshire
OX25 5TF

Contact

Ian Ridley

07594 558 761
01869 233258

heyfordandbicesterveterans@gmail.com

www.heyford-and-bicester-veterans.co.uk

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Oxfordshire locally based Veterans support group: for Veterans, Reservists and their families.

Delivery Partners in support

RBL, SSAFA, Veterans Agency, Thames Valley Police, H4H, Combat Stress, SeAp Military advocacy service

Hope Springs Recovery Centre (Chesterfield)

Charity Number: 1156534
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 1030 – 1600.

Location

Springwell House
Newbold Road
Chesterfield
S41 7PB

Contact

Sharon Rogers
Centre Coordinator/Administrator

01246 540431

hopesprings540431@gmail.com

www.hopesprings.org.uk

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Delivery Partners in support

Hull Veterans Support Centre

Charity Number: 1152546
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 1000 – 1600

Location

502a Beverley Road
Kingston upon Hull
HU5 2UT

 

Contact

01482 341139

admin@hvs-c.org.uk

hvs-c.org.uk

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The centre is staffed by volunteers, all veterans.  Do please drop in and see us.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA

Littlehampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Every Wednesday and Saturday, 1000 – 1200.

Location

Cafe 72
72 High Street
Littlehampton
West Susses
BN17 5DX

1903 731108

Contact

Ian Neville

07818 554363

littlehamptonafvbc@gmail.com

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We offer peer support within a social setting twice a week to meet local veteran’s needs: isolation, health and mental health issues, training, work and wellbeing.

We offer work with SSAFA encouraging them to refer clients to us. We are also an agent for the local FoodBank and have our own welfare fund. Teas, coffees and breakfast provided.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TILS, NHS, Sussex Armed Forces Network, Building Heroes, Vulnerable Veterans and HMP Ford.

Lothians Veterans Centre (Dalkeith)

Charity Number: SC040690
Company Number: SC362801

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 1000 – 1600
(some variations)

Location

11 Eskdaill Court
Dalkeith
EH22 1AG

Located in the heart of Dalkeith town centre, Midlothian, the charity is primarily designed as a Drop-In centre, with no appointments necessary. Our aim is to advise and support former members of our UK Armed Forces, reservists and their families, throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians, who experience any form of disadvantage post service. We have a small team of dedicated staff readily available to tackle any challenges that present, however minor or complex.

In addition to our core services, we also organise a number of social activities which provide the opportunity to create new friendships, rekindle old ones and indulge in some military banter. These include

  • Our much loved and eagerly anticipated weekly bacon-roll morning every Friday morning – extremely popular with a great atmosphere, always very well attended.
  • Peer led fortnightly ‘kick’a‘boot’ – a fun game of 5 aside football every second Thursday evening.
  • Monthly outings – normally on the first Friday afternoon each month. These have included
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • The Royal Yacht Britannia
    • Scotland vs Fiji rugby game.
    • Regular fishing trips

We have something for everyone at Lothians Veterans Centre and our membership is continuing to expand. These trips are a great source of enjoyment and are becoming increasingly popular.

 

Delivery Partners in support

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, Age Scotland Veterans’ Project, Anam Cara, Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP), NHS Lothian: Community Health Inequalities Team (CHIT), Falkirk and Grangemouth Veterans Drop-in Centre, Fares4Free, Military Museum Scotland, Rock2Recovery, SSAFA, Scottish Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (UK) (SACRO), Scottish Veterans Residencies, Shelter Scotland, The Coming Home Centre (Glasgow), The Veterans Community Café, (Edinburgh), The Trussell Trust Food Bank, Veterans First Point Lothian (V1P Lothian), Veterans UK.

Military Community Veterans Centre (Rotherham)*

Charity Number: 1169595
Company Number: CE008074

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Every Friday, 1000 – 1200.

Location

Silverwood Miners’ Welfare & Resource Centre
Doncaster Road
Rotherham
S65 3ET

Breakfast Club

Open alternate Saturday’s 1000 – 1200

The Toby Carvery
Eastwood Trading Estate
Sycomore Road
Rotherham
S65 1EN

Contact

Ron Moffett
Duty Executive Member
07847 635279

ron.moffett@rotherhammcvc.org.uk

rotherhammcvc.org.uk/

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We offer friendly help and advice to serving and ex-service military personnel on a wide range of issues such as healthcare, housing, employment, benefits and general comradeship for those who are feeling isolated. A free cup of tea and biscuits plus activities.

Delivery Partners in support

The Royal British Legion Advice and Information Team, SSAFA & NOVA every week.

North Bucks Veterans Support Group (Akeley)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Second Wednesday of the month, 1230 – 1600.

Location

Akeley Village Hall
Akeley
MK18 5HB

Contact

Stephen Staley
07889 435730

northbucksveterans@gmx.co.uk

northbucksveterans.wordpress.com

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Meetings are held with the aim that people can come along for a chat and get help and advice from their fellow veterans and members of various organisations. Tea, Coffee & biscuits provided free.

Delivery Partners in support

Help for Heroes, Veterans UK (Veterans Welfare Service), The Royal British Legion.

Oxford City Veterans Group Outreach

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Fourth Monday of the Month, 1000 – 1300.

Location

Barton Neighbourhood Centre
Underhill Circus
Headington
Oxford
OX3 9LS

Drop in to connect with agencies and charities offering support and advice.

Refreshments, tea, coffee and biscuits.

 

Delivery Partners in support

NHS TILS, Veterans UK (Veterans Welfare Service), Royal British Legion, SSAFA, Help 4 Heroes, Rethink, Age UK, seAp/mAf

Plymouth Veterans and Family Hub

Charity Number: 1066776
Company Number: 2610208

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1000 – 1400.


Drop-In

Monday – Friday, 0900 – 1700 (by appointment).


Brew & Banter 

Every other Friday, 1000 – 1400.


Veterans Carers Support Group

First Thursday of every month.

Location

Ernest English House
Buckwell Street
Plymouth
PL1 2DA

Contact

Becky Ormrod
Veteran and Family Hub Manager

01752 201766

becky.ormrod@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk

www.improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk

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The Hub provides social activity, peer support, mentoring, casework, and other support for serving and Veteran Armed Forces personnel, their families and carers.

The hub aims to shape better pathways to employment, mental well being, welfare, housing advice and financial information. We also run social events throughout the year.

Delivery Partners in support

We work in partnership with Help for Heroes, MKC Heroes, Royal British Legion, SSAFA, RFEA, seAp, Shelter, Livewell Southwest, Department of Working Pensions and Plymouth City Council.

We have also built a relationship with TILS who now use our offices twice a week to do assessments.

Improving Lives Plymouth also offer a range of other services including casework alongside Citizens Advice.

Southampton Veterans Drop-In Centre

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1400 – 2100.
(Volunteers Permitting)

Location

Southampton Veterans Drop-In Centre
Woodley Road
Woolston
Southampton
SO19 9DW

Contact

Tracey Gaylor
02380 446032

colin@southamptonveterans.co.uk

http://southampton-veterans.co.uk/

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Professional Counselling, IT, RE- Education, Job Search, Dental Care, Podiatrist, Art therapy, Craft Activities, Everyday living skills.
Drop-Ins also offer tea, coffee and social interaction.

Delivery Partners in support

DMWS, RBL, SSAFA, NHS Solent, Military Associations and Southampton City Council.

SSAFA Glasgow’s Helping Heroes *

Charity Number: Registered charity in England and Wales (210760), Scotland (SCO38056) & the Republic of Ireland (20006082)
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 0900 – 1600.

Location

Pearce Institute
840 – 860 Govan Road
Glasgow
G51 3UU

Contact

Rachel Tribble

0141 276 7199

Rachel.tribble@ssafa.org.uk

www.ssafa.org.uk/glasgow-helping-heroes

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Glasgow Helping Heroes is a partnership between SSAFA and Glasgow City Council.  We have a number of delivery partners (below) and also refer to and are referred by dozens of other veterans organisations, charities, public sector organisations and housing providers.

Delivery Partners in support

Citizens Advice, Crisis Counselling, Jobs and Business Glasgow, NHS, Rangers Community Foundation, Veterans Welfare Service

 

 

Stoll (London)

Charity Number: 207939
Company Number: 148636

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Second Wednesday of the month, 1600 – 1900.

Location

Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) Service
London and South East
West Wing
St Pancras Hospital
London NW1 0PE

Contact

0207 385 2110

www.stoll.org.uk/

info@stoll.org.uk

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Head Office
Stoll Mansions
446 Fulham Road
London
SW6 1DT

Stoll, in partnership with the local NHS TILS service and the RBL, hosts an informal Drop-In service where Veterans and their families have the chance to speak with a range of support agencies in one place.

Each agency (Delivery Partner) is there to offer advice to Veterans and their families on issues ranging from housing, employment choices, mental health issues including PTSD, welfare benefits, debt advice and wellbeing.

We also offer refreshments. Any Veteran can attend – just come along and see what is on offer.

Delivery Partners in support

AA Unity and Service, Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, SSAFA, The Royal British Legion, Veterans UK, TILS London and South East.

Supporters of Combat Stress (Peterborough)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

First Tuesday of the month, 1000 – 1200.

Location

Knights Chamber
Peterborough Cathedral Precincts
Peterborough
Cambs
PE1 1HQ

Contact

Elaine Danaher

07821 806783

elaineafd@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook

We offer help and support to veterans and their families, who are suffering mental trauma from past and present military conflicts. We have light refreshments, a very relaxed atmosphere and plenty of Military banter!

Delivery Partners in support

Holistic Therapist, The Royal British Legion, Combat Stress, Veterans UK, The Warrior Programme

Surrey Armed Forces Drop In (SAFDI) (Woking)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Third Thursday of the month, 1100 – 1300.

Location

The Woking Railway Athletics Club
Goldsworth Road
Woking
GU21 6JJ

Delivery Partners in support

Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion, Ripple Pond, SSAFA

The Bridge for Heroes (Kings Lynn, Norfolk)

Charity Number: 1138136
Company Number: 7096496

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday, 1000 – 1600.

Location

The Bridge For Heroes
The Bridge Hub
52a South Clough Lane
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1SE

Contact

Mike and Helen Taylor

01553 760230

helen.taylor@thebridgeforheroes.org

www.thebridgeforheroes.org/

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The Bridge for Heroes aims to deliver direct and immediate support to the HM Armed Forces community, veterans and their families. All can pop-in to the Bridge Hub at the General Dannatt Contact Centre for a free tea or coffee where our dedicated volunteers can provide a listening ear or assistance with compensation claims, pension advice, advice on housing and accommodation, service records and medal applications and military family research.

Based across two floors, it has an easily accessible ground floor, seating area, museum, therapy room and small charity shop.

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Totton and Eling Community Drop-in (Southampton) *

Charity Number: 301815
Company Number:

Opening Times

Last Thursday of the month, 1000 – 1200.

Except: Thursday 19th December 2019.

Location

Totton and Eling Community Centre,
Civic Centre Buildings,
Library Road,
Totton,
Southampton,
Hampshire.    SO40 3AP

Contact

Susan Compton

023 8087 3143
07947 437612

poppy@compark.co.uk

www.poppytotton.co.uk

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Tea/coffee and biscuits, opportunity for a chat with peer mentors, volunteer opportunities.  Signposting to local events and organisations.

Delivery Partners in support

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, Totton Men’s Shed, Citizens Advice Bureau

Veterans & Families – Listening Project (V&F-LP) *

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Second Tuesday of the month, 1000 – 1300

1045 Guest speaker
1145 Well-Being Group

Location

St Mary’s Church & Centre
Park Road
Camberley
Surrey
GU15 2SR

Contact

Deborah and Roy Sellstrom

veteransnfamilies@yahoo.com

www.vflp.org.uk

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NOTE:  Because we are no longer at Surrey Heath our name has now changed from Surrey Heath Veterans & Families – Listening Project to Veterans & Families – Listening Project.

Free tea & coffee are available, as well as a selection of daily newspapers. Throughout the session there is the opportunity to meet, and chat privately and confidentially with a wide ranging support network and charities in attendance. The Well-Being Group is led by veterans and supported by a qualified practitioner.

Delivery Partners in support

Veterans  UK,  SSAFA,  Combat  Stress,  Citizens  Advice, Military  Young,  The  Ripple  Pond,  Carers,  Actions  for  Carers, Vulnerable  Veterans, Walking  with  The  Wounded,  After  the  Military,  The  Royal  British  Legion,  STOLL,  The  Warrior  Programme,  SeAP – Military  Advocacy  Service,  Adult  Social  Care  lnformation Camp, Engagement  Team – Surrey  County  Council,  Defence  Medical  Welfare  Service,  North  Surrey  Voluntary  Services & Rushmoor  Voluntary  Services,  TalkPlus, The  Besom,  BLESMA,  Involve – Voluntary Camp, Community  Sector  in  Bracknell  Forest  and  Wokingham  Borough.

Veterans Change Partnership (Exeter)

Charity Number:
Company Number: CIC 09816344

Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 0900 – 1300

Location

Veterans Change Partnership Hub
Watt Tyler House,
3 King William Street,
Exeter,
Devon,
EX4 6PD

Contact

Mark Littlewood
Hub Manager

07948 034992

Can be contacted: Monday -Thursday, 0900 – 1700 & Friday, 0900 – 1300.

markvcphub@gmail.com

http://veteranschangepartnership.co.uk/

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The Hub’s aim was/is to establish a Tri-Service Hub offering a safe environment with a single point of focus for Armed Forces Personnel, Service Leavers, Veterans and their families/dependents providing the best, timely, on-going, comprehensive and appropriate support/signposting through various diverse and trusted providers using a multi-disciplined approach of joined up working to achieve an optimised, efficient, person centred service to its users promoting high levels of engagement, increased confidence, resilience and well-being, self-efficacy and the facilitation of skills transfer for the individual back into the community.

‘It all starts with a brew and a chat’

Delivery Partners in support

Veterans  UK,  SSAFA,  Combat  Stress,  Devon  Carers, Devon County Council, NHS Devon Partnership Trust, Running Deer, CoLab Exeter, Help for Heroes, RMA, Alabare, Exeter City Council, Alright Mate, The  Warrior  Programme, Exeter City Community Trust,  SeAP – Military  Advocacy  Service,  Defence  Medical  Welfare  Service, Talk Works.

Veterans Commuity Hub (Shotton)

Charity Number: 29904R
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 0930 – 1600

Location

Veterans Community Hub
Place for You
Rowleys Drive
Shotton
Flintshire
CH5 1PY

Contact

Tony Penny
01352 758700
07762 892992
tony.penny@careandrepairnew.co.uk
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  1. We provide advice and support and offer a place to for Veterans to come and have a brew and a chat.
  2. We offer training that any individual may require for personal growth.

Delivery Partners in support

The Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes, Woodys Lodge, NEO Community, CAR(NEW), Models for Hero’s, Communities for Work Flintshire, Flintshire Coastal Rangers, NRW, North Wales Police. Community payback both adults and junior.

Veterans Community Hub (Hull)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Location

Goodwin Community Hub
63 – 74 Anlaby Road
Hull
HU3 2LL

Contact

01482 485 958

veteranshub@goodwintrust.org

goodwintrust.org

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Delivery Partners in support

Veterans Drop-In Berkshire (Tilehurst)

Charity Number:
Company Number: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Opening Times

Second Wednesday of the month, 1000 – 1300

Location

Royal British Legion
Downing Road
Tilehurst
Reading
Berks
RG1 5BB

Contact

Debbie Dew
Mental Health Nurse

01189 296426

sc.veterans@nhs.net

 

Various delivery partners to offer advice and support. Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Cake.

Delivery Partners in support

RBL, Age UK, IRIS, Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, Ripple Pond, Forces Employment Charity, Big White Wall, Models for Heroes, All Call Signs, SEAP

Veterans Garage Drop In Centre, Salford (Manchester)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 9978574

Opening Times

Daily, 0900 – 1800

Location

Veterans Garage
Terminal Building
City Airport and Heliport
Liverpool Road
Eccles
Manchester
M30 7SA

Contact

Daniel Redshaw
07864 680459
dan@veteransgarage.co.uk

http://veteransgarage.co.uk/

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Enjoy a warm welcome, tea/coffee & biscuits, and chat to like minded people at the Veterans Garage. We have several activities for anyone interested i.e. an art group, bee keeping, renovation and more.

Delivery Partners in support

The Royal British Legion, SSAFA, Ex-Forces Action Network (Ex-FAN)

Veterans in Communities (Rossendale)

Charity Number: 1151194
Company Number: 8230197

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 1000 – 1500

Location

12 Bury Road
Haslingden
Rossendale
BB4 5PL

Contact

01706 833180

www.vic.org.uk

info@vic.org.uk

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Delivery Partners in support

Veterans in Crisis – The Gunners (Sunderland) *

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11321939

Opening Times

Every Tuesday,  1100 – 1300

Location

The Gunners
10 Mary Street
Sunderland
SR1 3NH

Contact

Ger Fowler

07850 263421

ger@veteransincrisis.co.uk

veteransincrisis.co.uk

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Social opportunity to meet and mix with veterans from Sunderland. Informal and welcoming with free food (provided by Greggs the bakers), tea and coffee. VIC staff are on hand to provide one-to-one support and advice about a wide range of issues (health and welfare, benefits, housing, debt etc).

Delivery Partners in support

The Royal British Legion, Springboard North East (training), Sunderland City Council,  Northumbria University Veterans Hub (research project), Gentoo (housing), Sunderland Armed Forces Network, Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group, Sunderland GP Alliance, Sunderland Carers centre, DWP,  Thirteen (accommodation), Impact North East (counselling), Sunderland Association Football Club, Genesis Protection Services (fundraising and sponsorship).

Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth & Isle of Wight)

Charity Number: 1154429
Company Number: 08479090

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Portsmouth
First Wednesday of the month, 1400 – 1800
(last registration 1730)

Royal Maritime Club,
Queen Street,
Portsmouth,
Hampshire
PO1 3HS


Isle of Wight
Third Wednesday of the month, 1200 – 1600

Riverside Centre,
The Quay,
Newport,
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QR

 

Location

(As above)

Contact

02392 731767

admin@vosuk.org

www.vosuk.org/

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Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) provides a monthly Drop In meeting and weekly mental health therapies for former members of the British Armed Forces and Reserves and their direct family members, including the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Merchant Navy.

The VOS Drop-In is a welcoming and relaxed place providing social support and access to a range of welfare and mental health services.

Delivery Partners in support

These change from time to time.

Portsmouth.  Age UK, Alabaré, AA, Citizens Advice Bureau, Coffin Mew, Combat Stress, Company of Makers, Criminal Justice Mental Health Team, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Dare to Live, DIAL, Forgotten Veterans, Gwennili Trust, Help for Heroes, Hire a Hero, Inclusion Hampshire, Nautilus Welfare Fund, Poppy Factory, Portsmouth Carers’ Centre, Portsmouth Together, Ripple Pond, RFEA, RNBT, Samaritans, SAIL, Shore Leave Haslar, Skills-TU Employment Course, Solent MIND, Solent NHS, PHT, Southern Health, SSAFA, The Good Mental Health Group, The Royal British Legion, Veterans in Action, Veterans Welfare Service, Warrior.

Isle of Wight:  AA, Blesma, Forgotten Veterans UK, H4H, Isle Access, National Careers Service, Poppy Factory, Prison Officers Association (POA) Learning, RBL, RNBT, Samaritans, SSAFA, Veterans Breakfast Clubs, Warrior.

Veterans Support Association (West Molesey & Esher, Surrey) *

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

West Molesey, Surrey

Second Tuesday of the month, 1000 – 1600

3rd Molesey Scout Hut
St Peters Road
West Molesey
Surrey
KT8 2QE


Esher, Surrey

Third Tuesday of the month, 1000 – 1600

All Saints church
Chestnut Avenue
Esher
Surrey
KT10 8JL

Location

(As Above)

Contact

John Joyce

07902 125508

vsagroup@hotmail.com

www.veteranssupportassociation.co.uk/

 

West Molesey, Surrey

Free B&B (brew and banter) with likeminded people in a very relaxed atmosphere with indoor archery, Kurling, Bocchia, bowls and table tennis – all adaptive for able bodied and disabled alike. There are various service charities in attendance or within easy reach for signposting.

Free hot food and a warm welcome await you.


Esher, Surrey

Veterans and families drop in with several service charities in attendance offering advice and support all day. Activities are available for all to try including indoor archery, Kurling, bocchia, bowls Table Tennis and a Music group.

Free Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and brunch available.

If you require a lift from Hampton Court station please call 07902 125508 as we may be able to help.

Delivery Partners in support

Help for Heroes, Stoll, SSAFA & NHS (TILS)

Veterans Support Group (Abbots Langley, Herts)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Every Monday, 1200 – 1600 (except Bank Holidays)

1st Monday – Full Drop-In
Others – Social (see below)

Location

Abbots Langley Mens Club
21 Trowley Rise
Abbots Langley
Herts     WD5 0LN

Contact

Liz Burns
Founder / CEO

07527 213921

al.veteranssg@aol.com

 

 

 

Hertfordshire’s locally based Veterans Support Group.   Come and join us for advice, tea, cakes and banter.
On the first Monday we offer free advice from various Veterans organisations, on the following Mondays there is banter, tea & cakes, games and camaraderie.

Delivery Partners in support

Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion, Veterans UK, seAP, Advocacy, AWS, Forces Online.

Woody’s Lodge (Barry and Colwyn Bay) *

Charity Number: 1173752
Company Number:

Opening Times

Woody’s Lodge South Wales,
Amelia Trust Farm
5 Mile Lane
Barry
CF62 3AS
Monday – Thursday, 1000-1500

Woody’s Lodge North Wales,
Eirias Park
Abergele Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8BN
Monday – Friday, 1000-1500

Satellites at Rhyl, Wrexham, Shotton and Holyhead
1 morning/week.

Location

(As above)

Contact

David Trotman
CEO

01446 781792

support@woodyslodge.org

www.woodyslodge.org

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Woody’s Lodge is a Social (free tea and biscuits), Signposting (to relevant experts/organisations) and Support (Form Filling support eg. PIPs Universal Credit, Housing, etc) Hub.

Delivery Partners in support

NHS Veterans Mental Health Services Wales, Change Step Wales, Wales Veterans Partnership, Royal British Legion,  Cymru, Age Cymru, Age Alliance Wales (25 x Public Charities), SSAFA, BLESMA, DWP, CAVAMH, County Councils (Conwy, Vale of Glam, Cardiff).

Worthing Veterans Drop In

Charity Number: 1015728
Company Number: 2758481

Opening Times

Location

“The Richmond Rooms”,
Stoke Abbot Rd,
Worthing,
BN11 1HQ.

Contact

Steve Hinton
Support & Outreach Worker (Armed Forces)

07763 975190

worthing.veterans@hotmail.com

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Delivery Partners in support

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