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.

Guidance for Drop-Ins wanting to join as Members is on our Membership page, where the ASDIC Membership Application can be found for completion.

New and embryonic Drop-Ins, who may not immediately meet Full Member criteria, may apply in the same way to become Prospective Members. With the support and guidance of the ASDIC community, these Drop-Ins can be endorsed as Full Members once established.

* Denotes Prospective member

Index

  1. 5 Towns Veterans Support Hub (West Yorkshire)
  2. All Call Signs
  3. Armed Forces Community Hub (Hull)
  4. Armed Forces Community Hub (West & North, Northants Council)
  5. Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Devon)
  6. Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Warrington)
  7. Armed Forces HIVE (Cleethorpes)
  8. Armed Forces HQ (Wigan)
  9. Armed Forces Support Group (Barrowford, Lancs)
  10. Basingstoke and Deane Veterans Club
  11. Blue Van Armed Forces & Veterans Drop In (Eastbourne)
  12. Bolton Armed Forces Centre 4 Veterans
  13. Bridge for Heroes – The Bridge Centre
  14. Bridging the Gap (Bolton) – The Bolton Guild of Help – Bolton Veterans Aid
  15. Broughton House Armed Forces Support Hub (Salford)
  16. Burnley Football Club in the Community Veterans Programme
  17. Change Step Wales (Several Centres throughout Wales)
  18. Changing Step (North East)
  19. Combat Cafe Leeds United and Sporting Force
  20. Community Veterans Support (Coming Home Centre, Glasgow)
  21. Crawley Veterans Drop-in
  22. Durham Veterans Contact Point (DVCP) (Durham SSAFA)
  23. East Anglia Veterans Association (Peterborough)
  24. East Salford Drop In (Foundation 92) (Broughton, Salford)
  25. East Sussex Veterans’ Hub – 99/100 Group
  26. Epsom Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club
  27. ERMAC – Erskine Reid Macewen Activities Centre (Bishopton)
  28. Falkirk Veterans
  29. FirstLight Trust (Scarborough, Redcar Outreach, Gosport, Lancaster, Hawick, Hereford)
  30. Folkestone Veterans Drop-In
  31. Forces in the Community (Beeston, Nottingham)
  32. Forces Online CIO – Virtual Hub
  33. Forest Forces (Nottingham Forest)
  34. Forgotten Veterans UK (Portsmouth)
  35. Forward Assist Veterans Drop In (Cramlington)
  36. Gordon Messenger Centre (Exeter)
  37. Gurkha Veteran Drop-In (Cheriton)
  38. Healthier Heroes (East Lancashire)
  39. Help a Squaddie (Rugeley)
  40. Herefordshire Veterans Support Group (Hereford)
  41. Heyford and Bicester Veterans Group (Bicester)
  42. Hull 4 Heroes
  43. HX Motors Drop-In
  44. Littlehampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club
  45. Lothians Veterans Centre (Dalkeith)
  46. Military Community Veterans Centre (Rotherham)
  47. Mode Rehabilitation
  48. North Bucks Veterans Support Group (Akeley)
  49. Op COURAGE Walk in Centre, Marlow
  50. Operation Re-Org Veterans Hub (Greater Manchester)
  51. Oxford City Veterans Group Outreach
  52. Plymouth Veterans and Family Hub
  53. Ringwood Library Veterans Hub (Ringwood, Hampshire)*
  54. Rowans Hospice Veterans Drop In (Waterlooville)
  55. Southampton Veterans Drop-In Centre
  56. SSAFA Glasgow’s Helping Heroes
  57. Stepway Drop-In (Worcestershire)
  58. Stoll (London)
  59. The Bridge for Heroes (Kings Lynn, Norfolk)
  60. The Ely Centre (Enniskillen, Markethill & Portadown)
  61. The VC Gallery (Haverfordwest & Pembroke Dock)
  62. The Veterans Community Hub CIC (Newton Aycliffe)
  63. The Veterans Contact Point (Nuneaton Warwickshire)
  64. The Veterans Forge C.I.C (Dorset)
  65. The Veterans Hub Weymouth & Portland CIC
  66. Totton and Eling Community Drop-in (Southampton)
  67. Trafford Veterans CIC
  68. Tri Service & Veterans Support Centre (Stoke-on-Trent)
  69. Veterans & Families – Listening Project (V&F-LP) (Camberley)
  70. Veterans Community Hub Shotton (Care and Repair NE Wales)
  71. Veterans First Point Lothian
  72. Veterans Garage Drop In Centre (Manchester)
  73. Veterans HQ – Liverpool
  74. Veterans in Communities (Rossendale)
  75. Veterans in Crisis – The Gunners (Sunderland)
  76. Veterans into Logistics CIC*
  77. Veterans Living History Museum (VLHM Hub/Museum)*(NOT YET OPEN)
  78. Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth & Isle of Wight)
  79. Veterans Regroup (Redruth)*
  80. Veterans Response CIC (South Shields Tyne & Wear)
  81. Veterans Support Association (West Molesey & Esher, Surrey)
  82. Veterans Support Group (Abbots Langley, Watford)
  83. Walking with the Wounded (Manchester & North Shields)
  84. Watford Ex-Servicemens Club
  85. Woody’s Lodge (Barry and Colwyn Bay)
  86. Worthing Veterans Drop In
  87. York Armed Forces Community Drop-In Centre*

5 Towns Veterans Support Hub (West Yorkshire)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11952906

Opening Times

The Veterans Support Hub – Weekdays 1000-1300

Castleford Library – Tuesdays 1000-1300

 

Location

The Veterans Support Hub
32A Ackworth Road
Purston
WF7 5LU

Castleford Library
Carlton Street
Castleford
West Yorks.  WF10 1BB

 

Contact

Alan Austin
Chairman

07796181465

alan.austin@5townsveterans.co.uk

www.5townsveterans.co.uk/

Facebook

Description

We support Armed Forces Veterans from the Castleford, Pontefract, Featherstone, Knottingley and Wakefield area in West Yorkshire.  Just Drop-In for comradeship and signposting 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.

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All Call Signs

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11973092

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1800

Phonelines open 0800 – 2000

Location

32 Albert Road
Southsea
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO5 2SJ

Contact

Stephen James

sj@allcallsigns.org

Dan Arnold

dan@allcallsigns.org

023 9438 7914

https://allcallsigns.org

Find us on Facebook

Description

All Call Signs is a Peer to Peer service for in need Servicemen, Women and Veterans.  Offering advice and guidance, signposting and Peer Mentors. If life in or out of the uniform has got you down and you need someone to talk to, your brothers and sisters in arms are here.

Delivery Partners in support

Positive Minds
SSAFA
TILS
CTS

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Armed Forces Community Hub (Hull)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1500

Location

Armed Forces Community Hub Hull
Goodwin Development Trust
The Octagon
Walker Street
Hull
HU3 2RA

Description

The Hub is a one stop shop created to provide advice and support for the Armed Forces Community in several areas such as: Employability, Housing, Welfare, Financial Advice and Social Isolation.

Delivery Partners in support

Hull 4 Heroes, Hull FC Foundation, Hull CC, Citizens Advice, Project Nova, Veterans UK, RBL, SSAFA

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Armed Forces Community Hub (West & North, Northants Council)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Kettering Corn Market
Thursday 14th April 13.00 – 15.00hrs Kettering Room.
Thursday 12th May 13.00 – 15.00hrs Kettering Room.
Thursday 9th June 13.00 – 15.00hrs Kettering Room.
Thursday 7th July 13.00 – 15.00hrs Kettering Room.

Corby West Glebe Park and Pavilion
Tuesday 26th April 13.00 – 15.00hrs.
Tuesday 24th May 13.00 – 15.00hrs
Tuesday 28th June 13.00 – 15.00hrs
Tuesday 26th July 13.00 – 15.00hrs

Daventry Volunteer Centre
Thursday 28th April 14.00 – 16.00hrs.
Thursday 26th May 14.00 – 16.00hrs

Northampton, St Andrews Hospital Tomkins Centre/café
Monday 4th April 13.00 – 15.00hrs
Tuesday 3rd May 13.00 – 15.00hrs (Tuesday, due to Monday being a Bank holiday)
Monday 6th June 13.00 – 15.00hrs
Monday 4th July 13.00 – 15.00hrs

Northampton 63c Gold street (Bridge)
Wednesday 6th April 12.00 – 15.00hrs.
Wednesday 4th May 12.00 – 15.00hrs.
Wednesday 1st June 12.00 – 15.00hrs.
Wednesday 6th July 12.00 – 15.00hrs.

Location

We currently have 5 locations

Kettering Corn Market. 42 London Rd Kettering NN15 7QA

Corby West Glebe Park and Pavilion. Cottingham Rd Corby NN17 1SZ

Daventry Volunteer Centre. New St NN11 4BT

Northampton, St Andrews Hospital Tomkins Centre/café. NN1 5DG

Northampton 63c Gold street (Bridge) NN1 1RA

Contact

Gordon Thomas

Gordon.Thomas@westnorthants.gov.uk

07741684647

West Northants Council
One Angel Square
Angel Street
Northamptonshire
NN1 1ED

Description

A welcoming venue for Tea/coffee biscuits, a place to sit and a chat, as well as access to various agenises that may be on site at the time such as Department of work and pensions, SSAFA, RBL, Veterans Community Net Work to name a few, but these vary due to their commitments. And the agencies vary on the day. POC through the Armed Forces Covenant Officer for any other enquiries.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS, DWP, Citizens Advice Bureau, Local Authority

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Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Devon)

Charity Number: 1191968
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Thursday 0900 – 1700, Friday 0900-1300

Location

1st Floor
6 Southenhay West
Exeter
Devon
EX1 1JG

Description

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.

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Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Warrington)

Charity Number: 1168398
Company Number: CE007111

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday, 1000-1600.

Friday, 1000-1500.

Sunday 1000-1200 Hub Lions Breakfast Roll Call

Bowling Greens open all weekend

Location

Orford Park Community Centre (Off Alder Lane)
Orford
Warrington
WA2 8AG

Contact

Arnie Arnold

01925 638515

operations@afcsh.org

www.afcsh.org

Facebook

Twitter @warringtonhub

Description

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

We also run several projects at our location eg, bike maintenance and ownership, green bowling, external trips. We can also hold functions within our building and have an on site commercial café.

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, Virgin Trains, The Poppy Factory, University of Chester, RBL, Rugby League Cares, Futures of Heroes, Warrington Wolves, Cheshire Constabulary, CGL, 5 Boroughs NHS Partnership, Warrington Borough Council, MHM, Cheshire West & Chester Council, WWTW, RAFA, Halton Borough Council, Warrington CCG NHS

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Armed Forces HIVE (Cleethorpes)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 10849279

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 1000 – 1430

Location

The Knoll
Knoll Street
Cleethorpes
North East Lincolnshire
DN35 8LL

Contact

Alex Baxter

01472 324 355

alex.baxter@nelincs.gov.uk

Description

We are a visible HIVE for the whole armed forces community across North East Lincolnshire.  We have a drop-in coffee lounge for ALL to ensure full integration with civil/military communities.  We offer support and advice delivered by first-class rooms fir the ‘professional’ delivery of these services.  We plan all AF celebration & commemoration events.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, RBL, DWP, TILS (Veterans Mental Health Outreach), Legal Services, RN/RAF Recruitment pus ALL others which will be notified on the AFMET website

Armed Forces Cleethorpes | Armed Forces Cleethorpes (armedforcesnortheastlincolnshire.co.uk)

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Armed Forces HQ (Wigan)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11246325

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1630

Naafi Cafe – Monday – Friday – 1000 – 1300

Location

Armed Forces Community HQ
Molyneux House
School Lane
Wigan
WN1 3SE

Description

WAFQ provide a plethora of services to the Ex- military and their families. This includes: – Mental Health Support, Employment support, training, volunteering, Advice and Guidance, Emotional Support Dog training, Fitness & wellbeing, Art Therapy, Craft classes, Housing and Homelessness and a NAAFI Café, drop in and much more.

Delivery Partners in support

DWP, Citizens Advice Bureau, AWARM, Wigan & Leigh Carers, Credit Union, Royal British Legion, NHS Services, Employability services, Wigan Athletic Community Trust,

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Armed Forces Support Group (Barrowford, Lancs)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Wednesdays 1000 – 1300
1st Saturday of the month 1000 – 1300

Location

The Annex, Holmfield House
Gisburn Road
Barrowford
Lancs
BB9 8ND

Contact

Michael Sutcliff
Chairman

01282 616855

michael@armedforcessupportgroup.co.uk

mikesutcliff1958@outlook.com

Facebook

 

Description

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.

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Basingstoke and Deane Veterans Club

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Mondays, 1230 – 1400

The Golden Lion,
Jays Close,
Basingstoke,
RG22 4BS


Thursdays, 12:00 – 14:00

The Base at the Community Centre,
Ravenscroft,
Hook,
RG27 9NN

 

Location

(as above)

Description

Tea & biscuits, peer support, direction and signposting to Veteran charities. Occasional quiz nights, ten pin bowling, fund-raising/information events at retail & community locations.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, RAFA.

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Blue Van Armed Forces & Veterans Drop In (Eastbourne)

Charity Number: 1193342
Company Number:

Opening Times

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, 1000 – 1200

Plus Breakfast Clubs Seaford & Lewes

Location

RAFA Club
Wish Road
Eastbourne
BN21 4NX

Contact

Steve Scudder & Gerry Scudder

01323 471308

07570193811

bluevandropin@yahoo.com
www.bluevandropin.com
Facebook
LinkedIn

Description

Camaraderie, Practical support, Basic essentials. Homeless support, Signposting to professional services – NHS/ Legal/ Social

Delivery Partners in support

NHS Sussex AF Network, RBL / Lifeworks, Combat Stress, Ripplepond, Trans Community, TILS Team, SSAFA, Debt Management, Drug & Alcohol services.

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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

The Victory Centre,

Victory St,

Bolton BL1 4JA

Contact

Scott Hawtrey

01204 776628

www.bafc4v.org

Facebook

Description

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

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Bridge for Heroes – The Bridge Centre

Charity Number: 1138136
Company Number: 07096496

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 1000-1600, and once a month on Saturdays

Location

52a South Clough Lane
King’s Lynn, Norfolk
PE30 1SE

Contact

Helen Taylor

helen.taylor@thebridgeforheroes.org

01553 760230

Facebook

 

Description

  • Provide activities and workshops that combat feelings of loneliness and isolation, provide opportunities to share and learn new skills, and/or give a sense of purpose.
  • Provide group sessions on common topics to encourage peer-to-peer support.
  • Provide opportunities to participate in a range of activities that promote positive physical and mental health.
  • Provide refreshments and light meals

Delivery Partners in support

  • SSAFA
  • TRBL
  • NHS
  • DWP

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Bridging the Gap (Bolton) – The Bolton Guild of Help – Bolton Veterans Aid

Charity Number: 1183115
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

1000 until 1300 every Thursday

Location

Drop-In

The Bridge Cafe
Bradford Street
Bolton, Greater Manchester
BL2 1JX

Office

Scott House
27 Silverwell street
Bolton, Greater Manchester
BL1 1PP

Contact

Richard Davies

asshawes3@sky.com

01257 485190

https://boltonguildofhelp.org.uk/

Description

Material, financial and pastoral support including.

  • Provision of furniture and white goods
  • Benefits advice
  • Debt management advice
  • Emergency food supplies
  • Referrals to military charities (SSAFA and the RBL)

We will consider all reasonable requests for help but all applications for assistance are means-tested.

Delivery Partners in support

  • SSAFA
  • TRBL
  • NHS
  • DWP
  • Local Authority

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Broughton House Armed Forces Support Hub (Salford)

Charity Number: 1155225
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday  1000 – 1600

Location

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

Description

The Broughton House ‘Armed Forces Support Hub’ is here for former members of the Armed Forces and their families in Greater Manchester. In strategic partnership with Forces Support we will support you from transition, every step of the way. Whatever your age, Service or circumstances they matter not, we are here to help.
Our intent is to support you throughout your journey with our services or coordinate with our partners.
We can help with:

Counselling/Therapy, for individuals or couples, regarding issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement/loss or difficult relationships.
Welfare Support for issues concerning housing, benefits, employment, training and compensation.

Delivery Partners in support

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Burnley Football Club in the Community Veterans Programme

Charity Number: 1155856
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700

Location

Burnley Football Club in the Community
Harry Potts Way
Burnley
Lancashire
BB10 4BX

Description

Monday – breakfast club

Tuesday – Whitehough eco projects and maintenance. Mixed football fitness. Mixed football training.

Wednesday – mixed fitness

Thursday – crown green bowls. social session. ladies only fitness

Friday – one to one drop-in centre

Coming soon – rugby and spouse social session

All sessions are free and open to veterans and their family members. Refreshments and biscuits are always available and free (less breakfast)

Delivery Partners in support

  • TRBL
  • NHS
  • DWP
  • Local Authority
  • Age UK

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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

Ty Dafydd Alun, 36 Princes Dr,
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8LA

Description

Change Step offers effective support for veterans, their families and carers in Wales – enabling them to access vital support services and tackle serious stress and related issues.

Delivery Partners in support

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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

Description

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, Shelter 4 Forces, Back to Back Careers, Veterans Radio Net, Homegroup/Stonham (Housing and Support Services), Save Our Soldier (working Partnership National Military Charity providing Therapies and Interventions for PTSD related Issues).

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Combat Cafe Leeds United and Sporting Force

Charity Number: 1169441
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Wednesdays 1030-1200

Location

Combat Cafe under the West Stand
Leeds United Ludo Lounge
Elland Road, Leeds
LS11 0ES

Description

Free breakfast- welfare advice, mentoring 1030 to 1200

1200 onwards activities, trips and events

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA

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Community Veterans Support (Coming Home Centre, Glasgow)

Charity Number: SCO45047
Company Number: SC474618

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700

Location

The Pearce Institute
840-860 Govan Road
Glasgow
G51 3UU

Description

We are a Drop In support centre for veterans, we provide free tea and coffee and a daily hot lunch, along with a range of activities and outings.
Holistic and complementary therapies available in sensory room. Our centre also provides basic advice and assistance in benefits, housing, pensions, debt and employment. We also provide an outreach service for veterans.

Delivery Partners in support

ASAP, SSAFA, Glasgow Help for Heroes, Fares4Free, Combat Stress, Rocks2Recovery, Citizens Advice, Glasgow Social Work services, Glasgow Housing Association, SACRO.

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Crawley Veterans Drop-in

Charity Number:
Company Number: CIC 10251007

Opening Times

Every Monday 1000-1230

Location

St Johns Bridge Café
Church Walk
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 1HH

Contact

Paul Gooderson

07447912680

crawley-afvbc@outlook.com

Faceboook

Description

The Crawley Drop-in is a welcoming and relaxing place for military veterans and their family members, to come for confidential welfare / clinical support or simply to meet for a social chat. The Drop-In is run by Veterans and their families for veterans and their families. You don’t need to make a prior appointment just Drop-in!

Delivery Partners in support

We have a range of delivery partners attending from SSAFA, RBL. CGL, PTSD Resolution, Age Concern, NHS AFN Kent Sussex and Medway

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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

 

Location

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

Description

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.

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East Anglia Veterans Association (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

Facebook

Description

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

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East Salford Drop In (Foundation 92) (Broughton, Salford)

Charity Number: 1180246
Company Number:

Opening Times

Thursdays 1000 – 1200

Location

East Salford Drop In

Albert Park
3G Pitch
Grecian Street
Salford
M7 1JF

Contact

Lee Wallis

07874 863957

www.foundation92.co.uk

lee.wallis@foundation92.co.uk

Description

Welfare. Fitness. Healthy Lifestyles. Job Search Skills. Mentoring. Physical Activity.

Delivery Partners in support

Walking with the Wounded, Pennine Trust, Job Centre Plus, Local Employers

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East Sussex Veterans’ Hub – 99/100 Group

Charity Number: 1183583
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday 0930-1230, by appointment on other days

Every other Saturday group meetings & breakfast drop in 1000-1300

 

Location

5 Harold Place
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1JA

Description

A comprehensive package of well being and coping for Veterans, particularly for those with PTSD and mental ill-health.

A single point of contact for any issues.

Saturday meetings include Breakfast and Brunch. Weekdays internal café 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), Help for Heroes

 

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Epsom Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Every Sunday, 1100hrs-1400hrs

Location

Dia y Noche, 39 The Oaks Square
Waterloo Road
Epsom
Surrey
KT19 8AS

Contact

John Williams

07508172429

johnwilliams990@msn.com

Description

We offer a relaxed place to meet and talk with fellow Veterans. Breakfast and refreshments.

We have an Armed Forces Champion on-site every week offering help with, among other things, job search, housing, education, medical services,  social services and general help and support where and when required.

All services are provided free of charge to all serving and Veterans of all of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

Delivery Partners in support

TRBL, Local Authority

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ERMAC – Erskine Reid Macewen Activities Centre (Bishopton)

Charity Number: SC006609
Company Number: 174103

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0930 – 1530

Location

Erskine Reid Macewen Activities Centre
Bishopton
Renfrewshire
PA7 5PU

Contact

Debra Dickson

0141 814 4534

debra.dickson@erskine.org.uk

Facebook

Twitter– @erskinecharity

Instagram- @erskineveteranscharity

LinkedIn

Description

We aim to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of veterans in the community, providing the opportunity to engage with people who have shared experiences and history, learn new skills, explore a number of interests and access support services. We provide free tea and coffee plus a daily hot lunch option. Transport provision available.

Delivery Partners in support

ASAP – Armed Service Advice Project, Hearing Loss Scotland, Music in Care & Hospitals, AGE Scotland, BLESMA, DMNS, Fares4Free

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Falkirk Veterans

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Wednesday 1200- 1400

Thursday 1100 – 1400

Location

Bowhouse Community Centre
Bowhouse Road
Grangemouth
FK3 OEU

Contact

Margaret Brown

07572 131844

margaretbrown141@btinternet.com

Facebook 

Description

Food, Companionship, Comraderie, Welfare, Days Out, Nights Out, Housing Advice, Housing items, Signposting, Gardening, Woodwork

Delivery Partners in support

Local Councillors, Housing Associations, War Blinded and other Charitable Military Organisations

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

Charity Number: 1149496 & SCO46296
Company Number: 08226711

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Gosport: Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Hawick: Monday – Saturday 10am – 3pm

Hereford: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm

Lancaster: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm

Scarborough: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm

Location

Gosport
68 High Street, Gosport P012 1DR

02392 583099
gosport@firstlighttrust.co.uk


Hawick
1-3 High Street, Hawick TD9 9BZ

01450 218 647

hawick@firstlighttrust.co.uk


Hereford
41-43 Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AR

01432 806 604

hereford@firstlighttrust.co.uk


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

01524 587068
lancaster@firstlighttrust.co.uk

Gary.Heys@firstlighttrust.co.uk


Redcar Outreach 

13 West Terrace, Redcar TS10 1DS

07721237315

 redcar@firstlighttrust.co.uk

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Scarborough
64 Newborough, Scarborough YO11 1ET

01723 361210
scarborough@firstlighttrust.co.uk


 

Contact

Dorinda Wolfe Murray

0207 730 7545

enquiries@firstlighttrust.co.uk

www.firstlighttrust.co.uk

Facebook

Description

The hubs are open 5 or 6 days a week, 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, Fares4Free, NHS (TILS), NHS A&E, Police, Probation Service, Social Services, SSAFA and TRBL.

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Folkestone Veterans Drop-In

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Last Friday of the month 10.00 – 12.00

Location

Radnor Park Ave
Folkestone
Kent
CT19 5HX

Description

Camaraderie, tea, coffee and biscuits along with support and advice if needed from council officers, DWP, AF charities and others

Delivery Partners in support

The Poppy Factory, RBL, SSAFA, Welfare and Housing officers, DWP

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Forces in the Community (Beeston, Nottingham)

Charity Number: 1144814
Company Number: 07245570

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Wednesday 1000 – 1500.

Location

2 Cross Street
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 2NX

Contact

Rick Harrington

01159 220320

info@forces.org.uk

rick@forces.org.uk

www.forces.org.uk

Facebook

Description

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

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Forces Online CIO – Virtual Hub

Charity Number: 1188955
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 1000-1700

Tuesday & Thursday 1900-2100

 

Location

Virtual Hub

Description

The virtual Hub which you can find on the first page of Google using the key word virtual-hub, or on the top menu of https://www.forcesonline.org.uk is a drop in service which provides a contact service for veteran’s all over the UK via our extensive contact system on the website, and also through the https://www.forcesonline.org.uk/virtual-hub The service is part of Forces Online CIO whose motto is Helping Veteran’s and their Families wherever we can. See https://www.forcesonline.org.uk/mission-statement

Delivery Partners in support

PTSD Resolution, SSAFA, RBL, Minds At War, Dudes and Dogs, some of the Veteran’s hubs and Breakfast Clubs and we have a Friendship Team which is headed up by a Therapist with 25 years’ experience.

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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

claire.henson@nottinghamforest.co.uk

www.nottinghamforestcommunitytrust.co.uk

Facebook

 

Description

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.

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Forgotten Veterans UK (Portsmouth)

Charity Number: England/Wales 1175556 Scotland SC050470
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0930 – 1630

Location

Fort Cumberland
Fort Cumberland Road
Portsmouth
PO4 9LD

Contact

Gary Weaving

forgottenveteransuk@gmail.com

Joe Bartram

joe.bartram@fvuk.co.uk

02392 256 738

Forgotten Veterans UK

Facebook

 

Description

FVUK offer a holistic and person centred support service to the veteran community with financial assistance, mental health issues, advice, support and befriending.

We help individuals to make informed decisions, encourage them to set personal objectives and support them too achieve the desired outcomes.

Delivery Partners in support

GP Surgeries, NHS Organisations, Veterans Outreach Support, Society of St James

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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

Facebook

Description

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.

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Gordon Messenger Centre (Exeter)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900-1600

Location

CTCRM
Lympstone
Exeter, Devon
EX8 5AR

Description

The ‘Gordon Messenger Centre – Enabling a More Resilient RM Family’ (GMC) is an MOD facility, situated outside the wire, opposite CTCRM; geographically convenient for those locally-based, whilst providing the opportunity to enhance existing CTCRM-events attracting the wider Corps-family.

A New Hub for the entire Royal Marines Family. Situated just on the other side of the road from CTCRM.

The centre will support serving Royal Marines, Veterans, their families and the wider RM Community through a variety of events, activities and groups. Some of these are regular activities, others are based on want and demand.

These include:

  • Coffee Mornings
  • Family Groups supported by Aggies Pastoral Workers.
  • Play Groups
  • Activities for all members of the family
  • GMC Lottery
  • Kings camp – during school holidays
  • Social events
  • Birthday parties
  • Multisport

Delivery Partners in support

  • SSAFA
  • RMA

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Gurkha Veteran Drop-In (Cheriton)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

2nd Thursday of the month 10:00 – 12:00

Location

Folkestone Nepalese Community Centre
Baker Road
Cheriton,
Folkestone
Kent
CT19 4NN

Description

Tea and coffee and biscuits.  Advice and support from DWP, Council Welfare Officers, Housing Officers, TRBL, Poppy Factory, and RBLI.

Delivery Partners in support

  • TRBL
  • DWP
  • Local Authority

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Healthier Heroes (East Lancashire)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11475724

Opening Times

Monday to Friday – 9.00 – 17.00

Last Saturday of each month 10 am – 3 pm

Location

Healthier Heroes Armed Forces HQ
Elizabeth House
4-6 Elizabeth Street
Burnley
Lancashire
BB11 2BQ

Description

We offer support to all members of the Armed Forces, providing advice, support, guidance and signposting to all veterans.

Delivery Partners in support

Royal British Legion, TILS, East Lancashire Care Foundation Trust, Duke of Lancaster’s Regimental Charity, Burnley Football Club

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Help a Squaddie (Rugeley)

Charity Number: 1182523
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 1000 – 1800
One Saturday a month for Breakfast

Location

Victory Church
11 Anson Street
Rugeley
Staffordshire
WS15 2BG

Contact

Kerry Urquhart
07816 282990
kerry@helpasquaddie.org.uk

Facebook

Description

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

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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

Description

Delivery Partners in support

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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

Description

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

Delivery Partners in support

RBL, SSAFA, Veterans Agency, Thames Valley Police, H4H, Rethink

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Hull 4 Heroes

Charity Number: 1170056
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 0900 – 1500

 

Location

Friary Chambers,

7 Whitefriargate,
Hull,
HU1 2ER

Contact

Paul Matson

01482 534483
07828 055045

paul.matson@hull4heroes.org.uk

www.hull4heroes.org.uk

Facebook

 

 

Description

Walk-In support for veterans and their families with all needs including transition, financial support with housing, training, mentoring and well-being support. Travel support to training and health & well-being activities.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, RBL, HVSL, Citizens Advice, NHS & Local CCG, Regional Armed Forces Forum.

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HX Motors Drop-In

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Mon-Fri 06:00 – 15:00

Saturdays 07:00-Midday

Location

HX Motors
Headcorn Road
Sutton Valance
Maidstone
Kent
ME17 3EH

Contact

Twiggy Roberts

07801493956

twiggy@hxmotors.com

Description

At the moment we are a drop-in centre for Veterans to grab a coffee and be around like-minded people, with our close connection with 4 local Veteran charities we have been able to get Veterans the right help when needed just by opening up over a coffee.

We are in the process of getting planning permission to build a bigger workshop which will have far more facilities to look after veterans and train them in mechanical engineering getting them NVQs.

We will also house an on-site mental health nurse so veterans in their hour of need can get immediate help.

The new facility has so much potential for further help for veterans and we believe this will be the first of its like in the UK

Delivery Partners in support

Local Authority

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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 Sussex
BN17 5DX

 

Contact

Ian Neville

07818 554363

littlehamptonafvbc@gmail.com

Facebook

Description

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.

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Lothians Veterans Centre (Dalkeith)

Charity Number: SC040690
Company Number: SC362801

Opening Times

Drop-In
Monday – Thursday 1000 – 1600

Social Day
Friday 1000-1400

Location

11 Eskdaill Court
Dalkeith
EH22 1AG

Contact

Ian Stewart

0131 660 5537

contact@lvc.scot

https://www.lvc.scot

Facebook

Description

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. 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, 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. Stand Easy Productions, Cyrenians, Horseback UK

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Military Community Veterans Centre (Rotherham)

Charity Number: 1169595
Company Number: CE008074

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Due to Covid-19 we are conducting Zoom Drop Ins

Wednesday at 1300hrs

Friday at 1000hrs

(for the Zoom link, please contact Ron Moffett)

Location

The Army Reserve Centre
146 Company REME
Fitzwilliam Rd
Rotherham
S65 1SH

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
07703 582744

ron.moffett@rotherhammcvc.org.uk

rotherhammcvc.org.uk/

Facebook

 

Description

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.

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Mode Rehabilitation

Charity Number: 1157257
Company Number: 8612989

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0830 – 1700

Location

Mode Rehabilitation
Phoenix House
Whitefield Road
Bredbury
Stockport
SK6 2QR

Description

Transition and Intervention, Psychological therapy services, counselling & mental health support. Trauma – complex trauma support. First responder and access to addiction therapy and rehabilitation.  Job search – training, take control workshops and resilience training. Mentoring support – self help tools. Systemic therapy and family intervention.

Delivery Partners in support

Walking with the Wounded, The Veterans Foundation

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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

Description

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.

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Op COURAGE Walk in Centre, Marlow

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Last Thursday of each month 1000-1300

Location

Marlow Fire Station
Parkway
Marlow
Buckinghamshire
Sl7 1RA

Contact

Antony Colton

07742984633

antony.colton@berkshire.nhs.uk

Description

A quiet, safe space, aimed at providing access to Veteran informed mental health and wellbeing support, to those struggling to engage with mainstream groups. No appointment is needed, just turn up. Open to anyone connected to the Armed Forces Community, whether Serving, Veteran, Family or Carer.

Aiming to break down the barriers to allow you to take the next step on your recovery journey, whilst obtaining confidential advice and support from a small number of Veteran specific services.

This is a Co-produced facility with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, supported by Buckinghamshire County Council.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS, DWP, Local Authority, Veterans Welfare Service, NHS Social Prescribers, NHS Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion Service

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Operation Re-Org Veterans Hub (Greater Manchester)

Charity Number: 1124508
Company Number: 6543150

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Mon – Fri 1000 – 1600

Location

Groundwork GM,
Birchcroft Crowthorn Road
Ashton-under-Lyne
Greater Manchester
OL7 0DH

Description

Operation Re-Org / Groundwork GM

Groundwork Greater Manchester is at the heart of delivering bespoke Armed Forces support across Greater Manchester. As a business, we have employed two dedicated Armed Forces officers. They provide tailored employment support and guidance to the Armed Forces Community with particular emphasis on vulnerable veterans via Operation Re-Org, which is our Veterans Programme. Since its conception 5 years ago, Operation Re-Org has supported 1550 members of the Armed Forces community with a variety of support needs. To enhance our understanding and appreciation of the Armed Forces we actively engage at military events and courses, we participate in training events organised by the RBL and the Army HQ NW in Preston. We attend the workshops organised by the Armed Forces Covenant and Cobseo. We work closely with charities and Organisations including The RBL, MVS NCA NHS in GM, Veterans in Communities and Disability Stockport.

Support provided by Operation Re-Org:

Employment and job support; Education and training; IT Support (Zoom Training); Mental health and Referrals; Homelessness/housing; Drug and alcohol support; Legal advice; Health and wellbeing; Emergency support – food deliveries, 2200 meals to 112 beneficiaries; Food Parcels and Shopping; Benefit and Pension advice; Finance and debt advice; Home energy savings; Volunteering opportunities; Raised £1000 for a memorial bench for all those veterans who had passed away during the pandemic.

Delivery Partners in support

  • TRBL
  • DWP

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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

Contact

Bryan Meek

Brian Leech

oxfordcityveteransgroup@gmail.com

Facebook

07767 092004

07748 955389

 

Description

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

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Plymouth Veterans and Family Hub

Charity Number: 1066776
Company Number: 2610208

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700


Drop-In

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700 (by zoom atm)


Brew & Banter 

Every Friday, 1000 – currently run on Zoom


Veterans Carers Support Group

Currently being run virtually on Zoom


Bingo

Every Wednesday evening at 1900 on Zoom


Creative Forces

Every Wednesday at 1000  – currently run on Zoom

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

Facebook

 

Description

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.

The hub is currently running a wide range of other virtual events at this time… please get in touch for more details.

Delivery Partners in support

We work in partnership with Help for Heroes, MKC Heroes, Royal British Legion, SSAFA, Battling On, Smart Savings, Project Nova, Defence Medical Welfare Service, RNA, The Royal Marines Charity, Naval Childrens Charity, 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.

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Ringwood Library Veterans Hub (Ringwood, Hampshire)*

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Fridays 1000 – 1200 for Hub meets

 

Location

Ringwood Library
Christchurch Rd
Ringwood
Hants, BH24 1DW

Contact

Natalie Bale
0370 779 6698
natalie.bale@hants.gov.uk

Ivor Maddock

07979036554

ivorsmad@gmail.com

Description

Friendship, activities/trips out, games/puzzles, tea/coffee/biscuits and a monthly breakfast, learning/development with partner ‘Learning in Libraries’, reminiscence/dementia support with partner ‘Wessex Archives’, IT/digital/job search support with partner ‘Digital Champions’, welfare support with partners SSAFA and Citizens Advice – but most of all: like-minded companionship.

 

Delivery Partners in support

Hampshire County Council, Learning in Libraries, Wessex Archives, Digital Champions, SSAFA, Citizens Advice.

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Rowans Hospice Veterans Drop In (Waterlooville)

Charity Number: 299731
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday 1000 – 1130, 1300-1430

Tuesday 1300-1430

Location

Rowans Hospice Living Well Centre
Purbrook Heath Road
Waterlooville
Hampshire
PO7 5RU

Contact

Tina Millard

02392 248 011

veterans@rowanshospice.co.uk

Description

Our welcoming weekly Drop In caters for those who are living with a serious life limiting illness or recently bereaved.

Run informally, the group offers a supportive environment to those with the common experience of having served in the Armed Forces.

A dedicated nurse is also available for one to one advice.

Refreshments available.

Delivery Partners in support

Veterans Outreach Support, SSAFA – Havant Branch, Citizens Advice Bureau

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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

Description

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.

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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

Description

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, Fares4Free, Jobs and Business Glasgow, NHS, Rangers Community Foundation, Veterans Welfare Service

 

 

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Stepway Drop-In (Worcestershire)

Charity Number: 1186465
Company Number:

Opening Times

Oldbury – Wednesday 1000 – 1400

Kidderminster – Thursday 1000 – 1400

Worcester – Monday 1900 – 2100

Upton upon Severn – Wednesday 1000 – 1400

Location

Stepway Drop-In (Oldbury)Merton CloseOldbury, West Midlands. B68 8NG

Stepway Drop-In (Kidderminster)
Salvation Army, Jerusalem Walk,
Kidderminster. Worcestershire DY10 2NP.

Stepway Drop-In (Worcester)
Salvation Army, The Trinity
Worcester. Worcestershire WR1 2PN

Stepway Drop-In (Upton upon Severn)
Upton Baptist Church. Old Street,
Upton upon Severn. Worcestershire WR8 0HN

Contact

Dawn Turner

07539754457

dawn@stepway.org

www.stepway.org/

Facebook

Description

With 4 drop-in locations, we provide free refreshments, welfare advice, mentoring, different activities, a place to feel safe and relaxed atmosphere.

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, DWP, Citizens Advice Bureau

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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

Claire Bendall

0207 385 2110

07818 533130

www.stoll.org.uk

claire.bendall@stoll.org.uk

info@stoll.org.uk

Facebook

Head Office
Stoll Mansions
446 Fulham Road
London
SW6 1DT

Description

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.

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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

Description

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.

We provide activities and workshops that combat feelings of loneliness and isolation, provide opportunities to share and learn new skills, and/or give a sense of purpose, group sessions on common topics to encourage peer-to-peer support, opportunities to participate in a range of activities that promote positive physical and mental health.
We provide refreshments and light meals.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS, DWP

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The Ely Centre (Enniskillen, Markethill & Portadown)

Charity Number: 1011441
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Thursday, 10:00 -16:30.
Friday, 10:00 -14:30.

Location

Enniskillen 

52 Forthill Road,
Enniskillen,
BT74 6AJ


Markethill

11 Fairgreen Road,
Markethill,
BT60 1QU

Description

A Victims and Survivor service funded organization that provides Health and Wellbeing support, Mental health counselling and assessment, respite and benefit advice to veterans in Co Armagh, Fermanagh and South Tyrone. We work very closely with SSAFA, Not Forgotten Association NI, UDR associations in the 3 counties and provide drop in advice sessions.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA NI, Not Forgotten Association NI, UDR Lisnaskea, Co Armagh, Portadown and Markethill.

In addition we are a member of the Northern Ireland Veterans Support Committee. We are also a delivery group for the Health board Regional Trauma Network in NI.

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The VC Gallery (Haverfordwest & Pembroke Dock)

Charity Number: 1172407
Company Number: CE009825

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Haverfordwest

Monday – Friday  1100 – 1600

30 High Street,
Haverfordwest,
Pembrokeshire,
SA61 2DA


Pembroke Dock
Monday-Friday 1100 – 1600

20 Dimond St,
Pembroke Dock,
Pembrokeshire
SA72 6AH

Location

30 High Street,
Haverfordwest,
Pembrokeshire,
SA61 2DA

Contact

Barry John MBE
CEO

01437765873

barry@thevcgallery.com

www.thevcgallery.com

Facebook

Description

Friendly Drop-In, open to all and run by military peer mentors. Provide outreach support on request and offer free refreshments. Activities such as art, photography, fishing, running and creative writing sessions. Signposting to local and national organisations and support form filling eg. PIP, UC, housing etc.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, CAB, Hafal, Pembrokeshire County Council, DWP, TRBL, Change Step,Blesma, Veterans NHS Wales, Alabare, DDAS, CDAT, Probation services.

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The Veterans Community Hub CIC (Newton Aycliffe)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 13805562

Opening Times

Mon-Fri 0900 – 1700

Location

Unit 2, IES Centre
Newton Aycliffe
Durham
DL5 6DS

Description

We offer an on-site cafe with a range of food and beverages, we also offer welfare and physiological services, woodworking and cooking courses. We also off Art, theatrical and creative writing groups.

Vehicle maintenance and blacksmithing and sports projects

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS

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The Veterans Contact Point (Nuneaton Warwickshire)

Charity Number: 1155953
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 0900 – 1600.

Location

The Horsa Building,
Bentley Road,
Nuneaton,
Warwickshire,
CV11 5LR

Description

A referral point to access support services available through the CSW AFCC Partnership. A partnership office for above partners, including Mental Health/Well being support/TILS, Drug & Alcohol Service (CGL), Military Charity Welfare – Own/SSAFA/Others, Criminal Justice Specialist Support, Veterans UK, Local Authority Support. Veterans Brew & Banter, Job Club, Female Groups.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, Combat Stress, CWPT Ex-Armed Forces Mental Health, TILS, Ubique Partnerships Ltd (Social Enterprise), Change Grow Live (Substance Misuse Support), NBBC & NWBC Councils, Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire AFCC Partnership, HMPPS/CRC Probation/Police -CJS Support.

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The Veterans Forge C.I.C (Dorset)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11099658

Opening Times

Wednesday – Saturday 1000 – 1600

other times by appointment

Location

Oakwood Farm Ailwood Corfe Castle
Ailwood, Corfe Castle
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 5JA

Description

  • Blacksmithing / Metalworking
  • Leatherworking
  • Cost Involved
  • Signposting and Referrals
  • Tea and Coffee provided

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS, DWP, Local Authority

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The Veterans Hub Weymouth & Portland CIC

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11476071

Opening Times

1000-1600/Monday-Saturday

1900-2100/Thursday Drop-in (veterans only)

Location

The Veterans Hub
114 Portland Road
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 9AD

Contact

Andrew Price

07765125899

theveteranshubweymouth@outlook.com

Facebook

Description

  • Multi-agency welfare office
  • Treatment room
  • Counselling services
  • Café
  • Showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Allotments
  • Gym
  • Garden
  • Quiet/Library Room

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS, Local Authority, DMWS, Dorset Police, BLESMA, Dorset First Point/You Trust, Healing Hands Network

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Totton and Eling Community Drop-in (Southampton)

Charity Number: 301815
Company Number:

Opening Times

Tuesday and Wednesday 1030 – 1130

Location

Totton Men’s Shed
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

Facebook

Description

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

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Trafford Veterans CIC

Charity Number:
Company Number: 12727472

Opening Times

Sundays 1300 – 1500

Sale Allotment,
Warslow Drive Allotments
Sale
M33 2XN

 

Location

Contact

Claire Wright

07947 865500

 

info@traffordveterans.org

www.traffordveterans.org

 Facebook

Twitter @TraffordVetsUK

LinkedIn Trafford Veterans CIC

 

Description

A community based organisation offering peer support and activities to the Armed Forces & Emergency Service personnel and veterans as well as the wider community.

Trafford Veterans offer Peer Support activites, Volunteering, Sign posting & referral for MH, Employment services and other enquiries.

Refreshments available.  Food bank support.

Delivery Partners in support

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, SSAFA, CMVES, The Poppy Factory, MVS/TILS

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Tri Service & Veterans Support Centre (Stoke-on-Trent)

Charity Number: 1159599
Company Number:

Opening Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 1000-1600

Location

Veteran’s House,
Hassell Street,
Newcastle under Lyme,
Stoke-on-Trent.
ST5 1AR

Description

We 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.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, RBL, NHS TILS, Veterans UK, Walking with the Wounded & Models for Heroes.

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

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Second Monday of the month, 1000 – 1330

 

 

Location

High Cross Church
Knoll Road
Camberley
Surrey
GU15 3SY

Contact

Deborah and Roy Sellstrom

veteransnfamilies@yahoo.com

deborahsellstrom@vflp.org.uk

Contact through email, website, social media:

www.vflp.org.uk

Facebook

Twitter @VnF_LP

Linked In

Newsletter

 

Description

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.

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Veterans Community Hub Shotton (Care and Repair NE Wales)

Charity Number: 29904R
Company Number:

Opening Times

Contact Naomi Horlock for times and events

Location

Care & Repair North East Wales
Rowleys Drive
Shotton
Flintshire
CH5 1PY

Contact

Naomi Horlock

naomi.horlock@careandrepairnew.co.uk

07884361846

Facebook

Description

Delivery Partners in support

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

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Veterans First Point Lothian

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

We provide an open access drop-in centre from Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 1.00pm and 3.30pm at V1P Lothian

Location

Floor K, Argyle House,
3 Lady Lawson Street, Midlothian Edinburgh

Description

Veterans F1rst Point (NHS Lothian) offers Welfare support and advice with Peer Support Workers (all ex-forces). We also offer assessment and treatment of mental health with Psychology and Psychiatry. Our drop-in is a safe space where veterans can have a brew and a chat, with our Peer Support Workers present, with other drop-in users.

Delivery Partners in support

Citizens Advice Bureau, Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP), Veterans UK and Edinburgh Housing Advice Project (EHAP)

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Veterans Garage Drop In Centre (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

Dave Redshaw

07808877086

dave@veteransgarage.co.uk

veteransgarage.co.uk

Facebook

Description

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)

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Veterans HQ – Liverpool

Charity Number: 1172805
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0930 – 1600

Location

28 St Domingo Vale
Everton
Liverpool
L5 6RW

Contact

Description

Support for ex-armed forces personnel, reservists & their families

To provide a unique holistic support service and engagement programme for ex-armed forces personnel, reservists and their families across the Liverpool City Region and surrounding areas.

Employment and Job search support
Access to fitness and sports sessions
In-house Mental Health support (veteran-specific)
Art sessions
Referrals to Mental Health and Addiction Services
Support and training
Veterans in Custody programme
Volunteering, drop-in, counselling, social events
Benefit and housing support, CV support

Delivery Partners in support

Whitechapel Centre Homeless and Housing Merseycare

Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversity Team

New Beginnings programme funded by NHS England

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Veterans in Communities (Rossendale)

Charity Number: 1151194
Company Number: 8230197

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700

Location

12 Bury Road
Haslingden
Rossendale
BB4 5PL

Description

We are an East Lancashire based Armed Forces charity working across Rossendale, Pendle, Burnley, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale areas supporting those who have served in any of the branches of the military, the emergency services (Blue Light) and their families who have or are having difficulties with returning to ‘Civvy Street’ or just want to socialise with like minded people.
A range of veterans services and activities including; walking, horticulture, allotments, social trips, helping the local community with small projects, training opportunities, outreach services in local areas, art groups, craft groups, and a Choir. Our range of Peer Support activities include; community projects, outdoor activities and outreach veterans services.

Delivery Partners in support

NHV Military Veterans Service, SSAFA, RBL, Walking with the Wounded, Accrington Stanley FC Community Trust, Burnley FC in the Community, Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, Age UK, Burnley Pendle Rossendale CVS, Hyndburn Ribble Valley CVS, Lancashire Armed Forces Covenant Hub, Burnley Borough Council, Rossendale Borough Council, Rochdale Borough, Council, Pendle Borough Council, Hyndburn Borough Council, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Clitheroe Borough Council, Homes for Humanity, Together Housing, Calico Housing, Armed Forces Support Group, Selnet, Citizens Advice, Armed Forces Breakfast Clubs.
Local community Groups
Local Veteran Associations
Blind Veterans

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Veterans in Crisis – The Gunners (Sunderland)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11321939

Opening Times

Weekdays 0900-1700

The Gunners – Every Tuesday  1000 – 1300

 

 

Location

1 Roker Ave,

Sunderland SR6 0BY

 

 

The Gunners
10 Mary Street
Sunderland
SR1 3NH

Contact

Ger Fowler

07850 263421

07398 916590

ger@veteransincrisis.co.uk

veteransincrisis.co.uk

Facebook

Description

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).

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Veterans into Logistics CIC*

Charity Number:
Company Number: 12669295

Opening Times

Friday 0900 – 1300

Other times by appointment

Location

Office 153 Birch Mill
Heywood
Greater Manchester
OL10 2QQ

 

Contact

Janice Gurney

0330 11 9320

07949310792

janice.gurney@veteransintologistics.org.uk

 

Description

Tea, coffee & biscuits on offer!

Insight into transport & logistics, employability, job search, peer mentoring, friendly advice.

Delivery Partners in support

The Poppy Factory, Project Nova, REFA, RBLI, Trafford Veterans CIC, Changing Step North East CIC, Healthier Heroes CIC

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Veterans Living History Museum (VLHM Hub/Museum)*(NOT YET OPEN)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11825354

Opening Times

Tuesday and Thursday 1000 – 1400

Location

VLHM Hub/Museum
Ordnance Street
Blackburn
BB1 3AE

www.veteranslivinghistorymuseum.com

Contact

veteranslivinghistorymuseum@gmail.com

Wayne Hester

07921 803853

Facebook

Description

We are a Interactive Military museum and Hub, plus signposting centre (Drop in Centre). We signpost to various veterans groups such Healthier Heroes (Burnley) Bolton Armed Forces Centre, Wigan Armed Forces HQ, VIC and now working with Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation.

We also hold our regimental Colours and service cap / belt for regimental funerals.

We will have brew room ,Quiet room, Hub/Museum hall with seating and pool table, we will also have a project garage for renovating military vehicles, plus volunteer roles on our mobile interactive museum.

Delivery Partners in support

Healthier Heroes, Bolton Armed Forces, VIC, Wigan HQ

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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

Alex Watts

alex.watts@vosuk.org

Wendy Pearson

wendy.pearson@vosuk.org

admin@vosuk.org

www.vosuk.org/

Facebook

 

 

Description

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, RAFBF, RBLI, 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.

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Veterans Regroup (Redruth)*

Charity Number:
Company Number: 06995089

Opening Times

Last Tuesday of each month 10.00 – 14.00

Location

Redruth Community Centre
Foundry Row
Chapel Street
Redruth
Cornwall
TR15 1AN

Contact

Jane Jiwa

01209 212 579

jane@smartsavings.org.uk

Description

We provide holistic welfare support, online financial capability workshops, family outdoor bushcraft and woodland activities and food parcels. We run an informal and relaxed veteran drop-in on the last Tuesday of each month to provide social interaction, welfare support, refreshments, a healthy lunch and food boxes to take home.

Delivery Partners in support

We work collaboratively with all military charities, VCSE organisations, the DWP, NHS and the Money and Pensions Service to achieve the best possible outcomes for veterans.

Our network is continually growing in this sector, however so far, representatives from the following organisations have either delivered a talk at our drop-in or provided one-to-one support, including: Help for Heroes, the Armed Forces Lead at DWP, ex-Service Breakfast Clubs, The Trussell Trust, The Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TIL) Service, and the Money and Pensions Service.

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Veterans Response CIC (South Shields Tyne & Wear)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 08350080

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900-1600 Drop in

Monday -Thursday 0900 – 1300 at Fowler Street

Location

Drop In Location:

84b Fowler Street
South Shields
NE33 1PD

 

Office address:

Town Hall Chambers,
7 Town Hall Chambers,
South Shields
NE33 2QA

Description

We have the UK’s only Veterans Foodbank; for veterans and their families and current serving armed personnel.  We also help with PTSD working in partnership with NHS Veterans Mental Health Transition Intervention and Liaison Service.  We also help with housing and education and training.

We also run a very successful breakfast club with over 140 members running twice a month registered AFVBC (armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club).

Delivery Partners in support

NHS Veterans Mental Health Transition Intervention and Liaison Service (Sunderland), Royal British Legion

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Veterans Support Association (West Molesey & Esher, Surrey)

Charity Number: 1190025
Company Number:

Opening Times

West Molesey, Surrey

Every Monday of the month – From 0900 – 1600


 

Location

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

Walton on Thames

The Heart Centre

New Zealand Ave,

Walton-on-Thames

KT12 1GH

Contact

John Joyce

07902 125508

vsagroup@hotmail.com

www.veteranssupportassociation.co.uk

 

Description

West Molesey, Surrey

Veterans and families drop in with several service charities in attendance offering advice and support all day.

Free B&B (brew and banter) with like-minded people in a very relaxed atmosphere with Indoor Archery, Kurling, Boccia, Bowls and Table Tennis – for all abilities, able-bodied and disabled.

Free tea, coffee, biscuits and a free brunch.

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)

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Veterans Support Group (Abbots Langley, Watford)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Abbots Langley Men’s Club
Every Monday, 1200 – 1600 (except Bank Holidays)
1st Monday – Full Drop-In
Others – Social (see below)

Ex-Service Men’s Club
4th Thursday of the month, 1030 – 1400

AFVBC Breakfast Club – Toby Carvery
1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month
Eat as much as you can breakfast for £4.99, free tea & coffee our own meeting room.

Location

Abbots Langley Men’s Club
21 Trowley Rise
Abbots Langley
Herts     WD5 0LN

Ex-Service Men’s Club
12-14 St Albans Rd,
Watford WD17 1BN.

Toby Carvery
3 Hartspring Lane
Watford WD25 8AD

Contact

Liz Burns
Founder / CEO

07527 213921

belizmik@aol.com

 

 

 

Description

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, The Official Minds At War CIC.

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Walking with the Wounded (Manchester & North Shields)

Charity Number: 1153497 / SC047760
Company Number: 8612989

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 17:00

Location

Manchester

42 Canada Street,
Manchester,
M40 8AE

Tom Knight – tom.knight@wwtw.org.uk


North East Hub (North Shields)

Veterans Support Services
The Walker Building
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE29 6LL

Tommy Watson – tommy.watson@wwtw.org.uk

Description

We provide support and advice to assist ex-military and their families in relation to employment, housing, education, welfare related issues and those caught up within the criminal justice service. We also offer assistance through our programmes to address issues relating to mental health.

The outcome is to ensure sustainable employment, and independence for ex-military and their families. Individuals can call and book to arrange a meeting and drop in also.

Delivery Partners in support

Member of Cobseo although we work closely with all military charities and statutory services.

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Watford Ex-Servicemens Club

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Drop-In
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 10:00 – 14:00 at a minimum

Calls
Open to take calls 24/7 365days

 

Location

12-14 St Albans Rd
Watford,
Hertfordshire
WD17 1BN

Contact

Norman Mcguigan

admin@theofficialmindsatwar.com

07497591288

Facebook

Description

Peer to peer support and a community

Advice and guidance from the Department of Work and Pensions.

We help with job application and skills

We have a dedicated team of mentors

We help with housing

We signpost and give guidance regarding mental health issues

We provide free tea and coffee and food

We support veterans and their families

Delivery Partners in support

  • NHS
  • DWP
  • Jobcentre plus the Veterans Champion

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Woody’s Lodge (Barry and Colwyn Bay)

Charity Number: 1173752
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

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

Woody’s Lodge West Wales
Penlan Farm
Penrhiwpal
Llandysul
SA44 5QH
Tel: 01559361328

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

Location

(As above)

Description

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).

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Worthing Veterans Drop In

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

1st Monday of every month (excluding bank holidays)  1030 – 1200

Location

Worthing Sea Cadet Hall
9 Broadwater Rd
Worthing
BN14 8AS

Contact

Steve Hinton

07763 975190

worthing.veterans@hotmail.com

Facebook

Description

Delivery Partners in support

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York Armed Forces Community Drop-In Centre*

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Every Tuesday Morning 10:00 – 12:30

Location

Spurriergate Centre,
St Michaels Chambers
Spurriergate,
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 9QR

Contact

Ian Cartwright

07508312477

ian.cartwright@york.gov.uk

Description

The vision behind our Drop-In is to provide a safe place that provides relevant support to our armed forces community in all its breadth and depth across the city.

With a focus on supporting Veterans of all ages. Our Drop-In provides opportunities for social interaction, general welfare and wellbeing.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS, DWP, Citizens Advice Bureau, Local Authority

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