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Aldershot Armed Forces Drop In (Hampshire)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monthly 1st Monday June – December 2018 1730-2000

Location

Royal Garrison Church Hall
Farnborough Road
Aldershot
Hampshire.
GU11 1QA

Contact

Roger and Lucy Nield

contact@smpl.org.uk

Vulnerable Veterans

Delivery Partners in support

Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Warrington)

Charity Number: 1168398
Company Number: CE007111

Opening Times

Every Friday 1000 – 1200

Location

The Gateway
89 Sankey St
Warrington
WA1 1SR

Contact

01925 246955
gavin.jones@armedforcessupporthub.org

AFCSH

The Gateway
89 Sankey St
Warrington
WA1 1SR

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

The Armed Forces Community Support Hub is a new ‘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

Ben’s Place (Merstham, Surrey)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monthly 3rd Thursday 1000-1300

Location

Merstham Community Facility Trust
Portland Drive
Merstham
Surrey
RH1 3HY

 

Contact

Mandy Jenkins

07522 922 124

Ben’s Place

manager@mcft.org.uk

Delivery Partners in support

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

BAFC4V

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:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Location

Broughton House
Crewe
M7 4JD

Contact

Gavin Jones

0161 7402737

Broughton House

gavin.jones@armedforcessupporthub.org

Delivery Partners in support

Change Step Wales (Several Centres throughout Wales)

Charity Number: 1039386
Company Number:

Opening Times

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


Barry
Every Tuesday 1000 – 1300
Conference Suite, Barry Hospital, Colcot Road, Barry  CF62 8YH


Caerphilly
First Tuesday of every month 1000 – 1200
Caerphilly Library, Room 2,2, The Twyn, Caerphilly. CF83 1JL


Llandudno
Every Thursday 1400 – 1600
Troop Café, Mostyn Broadway LL30 1YL


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


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


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


Location

(As above)

Contact

Monday to Friday 0900 – 1700

Geraint Jones

Change Step Wales

0300 777 2259

ask@change-step.co.uk

Change Step
12 Trinity Square
Llandudno
LL30 2RA

Delivery Partners in support

East Sussex Veterans’ Hub – 99/100 Group

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Mon, Tues 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

07884263824

Email vfw@btinternet.com

Website to follow

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) and Hastings Borough Council (Housing).

 

FirstLight Trust (Scarborough, Redcar, Gosport, Lancaster & Harwick )

Charity Number: 1149496 & SCO46296
Company Number: 08226711

Opening Times

Monday to 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;


Harwick
1-3 High Street, Hawick TD9 9BZ

Contact

Dorinda Wolfe Murray

01723 361210

FirstLight Trust

enquiries@firstlighttrust.co.uk

Easy to access, our hubs contain Sharpe’s coffee bars serving superb coffee, tea and home baked cakes. Open commercial hours, 6 days a week, all Armed Forces and Emergency Services are welcome. The hub provides a place to meet people, access bespoke and general support from food through to funerals and have superb tea/coffee!

Delivery Partners in support

Forces in the Community (Beeston, Nottingham)

Charity Number: 1144814
Company Number: 07245570

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 1000 – 1500

Location

2 Cross Street
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 2NX

Contact

info@forces.org.uk

Forces in the Community

2 Cross Street
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 2NX
01159 220 320

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

Forward Assist Veterans ‘Drop In’ (Dudley Nr Cramlington, North Tyneside)

Charity Number: 1150408
Company Number: 08190905

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

Forward Assist

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

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.

Information advice & guidance on employment, education and training, Specialist Welfare Benefits 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

Citizen Advice, Local Authority, NHS Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TILS), Combat Stress and other Service Charities.

Help a Squaddie

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Once per week, alternate between mornings and evenings

Location

Victory Church
11 Anson Strteet
Rugeley
Staffs
WS15 2BG

Contact

Kerry Urquhart
07816282990

Help a Squaddie

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

Delivery Partners in support

Fareshare, Advanced Personnel Management (APM), Steps to Work

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

Christopher Bailey

01432 279 364
saxonhall11@gmail.com

Saxon Hall

Delivery Partners in support

Heyford and Bicester Veterans Group (Bicester)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monthly 1st Friday 1100 – 1400

Location

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

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 to Friday 1030 – 1600

Location

Springwell House
Newbold Road
Chesterfield
S41 7PB

Contact

Sharon Rogers (Centre Coordinator/Administrator)

Hope Springs

01246 540431

 

Delivery Partners in support

Hull Veterans Support Centre

Charity Number: 1152546
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 1000-1600

Location

502a Beverley Road
Hull
HU5 1NA

Contact

01482 341139

Email us: admin@hvs-c.org.uk

HVS-C

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

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA

Lothian Veterans Centre (Dalkeith)

Charity Number: SC040690
Company Number: SC362801

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 1000 – 1600 (some variations)

Location

11 Eskdaill Court
Dalkeith
EH22 1AG

Contact

Bruce Smith or Steven Williams

0131 660 5537

contact@lothiansveteranscentre.org.uk

Lothians Veterans Centre

Delivery Partners in support

Military Community Veterans Centre (Rotherham)

Charity Number: 1169595
Company Number: CE008074

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

Location

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

Contact

Duty Executive Member: 07847 635279

Rotherham MCVC

Rotherham MCVC
C/o Voluntary Action Rotherham
The Spectrum
Coke Hill
Rotherham
S60 2HX

Our aim is to provide an information service to help all serving and ex-service military personnel and their families who are based in Rotherham and its surrounding towns and villages. If you would like to visit us then please feel free to drop in at one of our weekly meetings or pop in to our Breakfast Club on alternate Saturdays.

Delivery Partners in support

North Bucks Veterans Support Group (Akeley)

Charity Number: TBA
Company Number: N/A

Opening Times

Monthly 1st Tuesday 1030 – 1315

Location

Akeley Village Hall
Akeley
MK18 5HB

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, The Royal British Legion.

Stoll (London)

Charity Number: 207939
Company Number: 148636

Opening Times

Monthly 2nd Wednesday 1600 – 1900

Location

The Community Hall
Stoll Mansions
446 Fulham Road
London
SW6 1DT

Contact

0207 385 2110

Stoll
info@stoll.org.uk

Stoll
446 Fulham Road
London SW6 1DT

Stoll 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 is there to offer advice to Veterans and their families, on issues ranging from housing, employment choices, Service Pensions, mental health issues including PTSD, welfare benefits, debt advice and wellbeing.

We also offer a delicious hot meal. 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

Supporters of Combat Stress (Peterborough)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monthly 1st Tuesday 1000 – 1200

Location

Knights Chamber
Peterborough Cathedral Precincts
Peterborough
Cambs
PE1 1HQ

Contact

Elaine Danaher

07821 806783
Supporters-of-Combat-Stress-Peterborough

Knights Chamber
Peterborough Cathedral Precincts
Peterborough
Cambs
PE1 1HQ

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 (Woking) (SAFDI)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monthly 3rd Thursday 1000 – 1300

Location

Woking Football Club
Laithwaite Community Stadium
Woking
Surrey
GU22 9AA

Contact

Roger and Lucy Nield

contact@smpl.org.uk

Vulnerable Veterans

Delivery Partners in support

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

Surrey Heath Veteran and Families Listening Project (SHV&F-LP)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monthly 2nd Tuesday 1000 – 1300

1045 Guest speaker
1145 Well-Being Group

Location

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

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

The Bridge for Heroes (Kings Lynn, Norfolk)

Charity Number: 1138136
Company Number: 7096496

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday 1000 – 1600

Location

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

Contact

01553 760230

The Bridge for Heroes

 

The Bridge for Heroes was established in September 2010 by Mike and Helen Taylor with the aim of delivering direct and immediate support to the HM Armed Forces community, veterans and their families. 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.

Delivery Partners in support

The Grow Organisation

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Every Thursday 10.00 to 13:30

Location

Bowthorpe Community Hub
Norwich
NR5 9AA

Contact

01603 740107

The Grow Organisation: info@thegroworganisation.org

www.thegroworganisation.org/hub-events/veterans-drop-in

Social event open to veterans and family members.

Delivery Partners in support

Totton and Eling Community Drop-in

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monthly on Thursdays 1000 – 1200

23rd August
20th September
25th October
29th November
20th December

Location

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

Contact

Susan Compton

023 8087 3143

or email community@compark.co.uk

Come along and find out what is happening in Totton. Including information from our Delivery Partners:

Delivery Partners in support

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

Veterans Change Partnership

Charity Number: NA
Company Number: CIC 09816344

Opening Times

Location

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

Contact

Mark Littlewood – Hub Manager

markvcphub@gmail.com

07948 034 992

Veterans Change Partnership

With direct access to several organisations within one location, staffed by multiple agencies with a wealth of relevant experience and empathy. ‘It all starts with a brew and a chat’.

Delivery Partners in support

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

Goodwin Trust

veteranshub@goodwintrust.org

Delivery Partners in support

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

David Redshaw
07808 877086
david@veteransgarage.co.uk

Veterans Garage

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

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 1000 – 1500

Location

12 Bury Road
Haslingden
Rossendale
BB4 5PL

Contact

01706 833180

VIC

Email info@vic.org.uk

Delivery Partners in support

Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth & Isle of Wight)

Charity Number: 1154429
Company Number: 08479090

Opening Times

Portsmouth
Monthly 1st Wednesday 1400 – 1800
(last registration 1730)

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


Isle of Wight
Monthly 3rd Wednesday 1200 – 1700

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

 

Location

(As above)

Contact

02392 731767

VOS
admin@vosuk.org

Office hours 1000 – 1500 Tuesday to Thursday

Veterans Outreach Support
Royal Maritime Club,
Queen Street,
Portsmouth,
Hampshire.  PO1 3HS

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, Surrey)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monthly 2nd Tuesday 1000 – 1600

Location

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

Contact

John Joyce

07902 125508

Veterans Support Association
vsagroup@hotmail.com

Veterans Support Association
c/o Secretarys Office
Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions
446 Fulham Road
London
SW6 1DT

Free B&B (brew and banter) with likeminded people in a very relaxed atmosphere with indoor archery, Kurling, Bocchia, 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.

Delivery Partners in support

Veterans Support Group (Abbots Langley)

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
WD5 0LN

Contact

Email: al.veteranssg@aol.com

Contact: Liz Burns     07527 213 921

Find us on Facebook @Veterans Support Group abbots Langley

 

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

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

Woody’s Lodge (Barry)

Charity Number: 1173752
Company Number:

Opening Times

Location

Woody’s Lodge
Amelia Trust Farm
5 Mile Lane
Barry
CF62 3AS

 

Contact

Tel: 01446 730777
Mob: 07731 417 974

Find us on Facebook @Woodys Lodge

Delivery Partners in support

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)

Tel: 07763975190

www.twitter.com/brightoncarers1

www.twitter.com/brightonYCP

Find us on Facebook @The Carers Centre

Delivery Partners in support

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