Member Directory

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

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

Index

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

Aldershot Armed Forces Drop In (Hampshire)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

1030-1200 on the second Wednesday of the month.

 

Location

Aldershot Library
109 High St
Aldershot
GU11 1DQ

Contact

Roger and Lucy Nield

contact@smpl.org.uk

www.vulnerableveterans.org.uk

Find our Newsletter here

Delivery Partners in support

Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Warrington)

Charity Number: 1168398
Company Number: CE007111

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday   1000-1600

Friday  1000-1400
– – – –  1000-1200 Hub Lions Breakfast Roll Call

(Closed at weekends)

Location

The Gateway
89 Sankey St
Warrington
WA1 1SR

Contact

01925 246955

www.afcsh.org

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

Delivery Partners in support

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

Armed Forces Support Group – Barrowford

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

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

Location

Armed Forces Support Group
The Annex, Holmfield House
Gisburn Road
Barrowford
BB9 8ND
Tel: 01282 613132

Contact

Micheal Sutcliff
Chairman

01282 618751
07836 607818

mikesutcliff1958@outlook.com

We are a signposting group to be able to direct veterans to the right support service.
Offer tea, biscuits and camaraderie to all who come in.

We support 3 service cadet units and fund raise for 3 service benevolent funds. We have the support of 2x Deputy Lord Lieutenants.

Delivery Partners in support

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

Bolton Armed Forces Centre 4 Veterans

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday to Friday  0930 – 1530

Wednesday

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

Location

60 Ashburner Street
Bolton
BL1 1TD

Contact

Scott Hawtrey

01204 776628

www.bafc4v.org

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

Delivery Partners in support

Broughton House Armed Forces Support Hub (Salford)

Charity Number: 1155225
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday  0930-1630

Location

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

Contact

Gavin Jones

0161 7402737

Gavin.Jones@broughtonhouse.com

www.broughtonhouse.com

 

Delivery Partners in support

Change Step Wales (Several Centres throughout Wales)

Charity Number: 1039386
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Aberystwyth
Hafal, 9 Portland Road, Aberystwyth  SY23 2NL
Fortnightly Tuesdays, 6-8pm


Barry
Witchill Community Hall   CF63 1DP
Tuesday, 10am-1pm


Cardiff
Inroads, 98 Neville St. Cardiff CF11 6LS
Every Wednesday, 10am – 1pm

Caerphilly
Cedar Tree, Corbett Lane, Pwll-Y-Pant   CF83 3HX
First Tuesday of each month, 10am -12pm


Llandudno (Aged Veterans)
Troop Cafe, Mostyn Broadway  LL30 1YL
Every Friday, 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Mountain Ash
Fernhill Community Centre, Fernhill  CF45 3EW
Monday, 10am – 12.30pm


Port Talbot
12 Café, 37 Commercial Street, Taibach  SA13 1LN
Tuesday, 11am – 2.30pm


Ton Pentre & Gelli
Dinam Park, Pentre   CF41 7AT
Thursday, 9.30 – 12.30pm


Tredegar
Tredegar Library, The Circle, Tredegar NP22 3PS
Third Tuesday of every month, 10am – 12noon

Location

(As above)

Contact

Monday to Friday 0900 – 1700

Geraint Jones

www.changestepwales.co.uk

0300 777 2259

ask@change-step.co.uk

Change Step
12 Trinity Square
Llandudno
LL30 2RA

Find our Newsletter here

Delivery Partners in support

Changing Step (North East)

Charity Number:
Company Number: TBC

Opening Times

Operate 7 days a week normally 9-5 Monday to Friday and 10 – 4 on a Saturday and Sunday.

Location

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

Contact

David Tindale
Director
Changing Step (North East) Ltd
07713738236

www.changingstepnortheast.com

Email info@changingstepnortheast.org.uk

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

Other features include

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

 

Delivery Partners in support

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

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

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

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

January Wed 23 – Durham Town Hall
February Wed 20 – Peterlee – Venue TBC
March Thu 21 – Durham Town Hall
April Wed 18 – Consett AFC
May Thu 16 – Durham Town Hall
June – Thu 20 – Newton Aycliffe
July – Thu 18 – Durham Town Hall
August – Wed 21 – Hartlepool – Venue TBC
September – Thursday 12 – Durham Town Hall
October – Wed 16 – Bishop Auckland – Venue TBC
November – Thu 21 – Durham Town Hall
December – Wed 18 – Darlington – Venue TBC

Location

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

Contact

Durham SSAFA

0191 383 9452

Email: durham@ssafa.org.uk

SSAFA Durham – the Armed Forces charity, formerly known as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, is a UK Charity.

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, Hawick, Hereford) *

Charity Number: 1149496 & SCO46296
Company Number: 08226711

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

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;


Hawick
1-3 High Street, Hawick TD9 9BZ


Hereford
41-43 Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AR

Contact

Dorinda Wolfe Murray

FirstLight Trust, 34 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH

0207 730 7545

www.firstlighttrust.co.uk

enquiries@firstlighttrust.co.uk

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

Delivery Partners in support

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

Forces in the Community (Beeston, Nottingham)

Charity Number: 1144814
Company Number: 07245570

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 1000 – 1500

Location

2 Cross Street
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 2NX

Contact

info@forces.org.uk

www.forces.org.uk/

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

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

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 (Rugeley)

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

helpasquaddie.org.uk

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

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

Contact

Ian Ridley

07594 558 761

01869 233258

heyfordandbicesterveterans@gmail.com

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

 

 

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)

www.hopesprings.org.uk

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.org.uk

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

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA

Lothians 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

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

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

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

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

 

Delivery Partners in support

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

Military Community Veterans Centre (Rotherham)*

Charity Number: 1169595
Company Number: CE008074

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Every Friday 1000 – 1200

Location

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

Breakfast Club

Open alternate Saturday’s 1000 – 1200

Location

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

Contact

Duty Executive Member: 07847 635279

rotherhammcvc.org.uk/

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

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

Delivery Partners in support

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

North Bucks Veterans Support Group (Akeley)

Charity Number: 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.

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

oxfordcityveteransgroup@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook

Refreshments, tea, coffee and biscuits.

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

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, Combat Stress, Veterans UK, The Royal British Legion, SSAFA, Help 4 Heroes, Rethink, Age UK, seAp/mAf

SSAFA Glasgow’s Helping Heroes *

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

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday  0900 – 1600

Location

Pearce Institute
840 – 860 Govan Road
Glasgow
G51 3UU

Contact

Rachel Tribble

0141 276 7199

Rachel.tribble@ssafa.org.uk

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

Find us on Facebook @GlasgowsHelpingHeroes

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

Delivery Partners in support

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

 

 

Stoll (London)

Charity Number: 207939
Company Number: 148636

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monthly 2nd Wednesday 1600 – 1900

Location

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

Contact

0207 385 2110

www.stoll.org.uk/

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
www.facebook.com/Supporters-of-Combat-Stress-Peterborough-1664275410483967/

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 (SAFDI) (Woking)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Third Thursday of the month between 1100-1300.

Location

The Woking Railway Athletics Club
Goldsworth Road
Woking
GU21 6JJ

Delivery Partners in support

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

The Bridge for Heroes (Kings Lynn, Norfolk)

Charity Number: 1138136
Company Number: 7096496

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Tuesday 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

www.thebridgeforheroes.org/

 

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 (Norwich)*

Charity Number:
Company Number: 5825055

Opening Times

Every Thursday 10.00 to 13:30

Location

Bowthorpe Community Hub
Bowthorpe Hall Road
Norwich
NR5 9AA
(satnv users go via Wendene)

Contact

01603 740107

The Grow Organisation: info@thegroworganisation.org

www.thegroworganisation.org

Weekly drop-in run by Veterans; for all serving members of the Armed Forces, Veterans, Blue Light services, families and friendly hounds.
Bacon, brew, banter and awesome bakes thanks to Army Chef. Based in a beautiful 2 acre, fully accessible ecotherapy Hub with free acupuncture and massage sessions. Active signposting to welfare support.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA
The Royal British Legion
RAF Benevolent Fund.

Totton and Eling Community Drop-in *

Charity Number: 301815
Company Number:

Opening Times

Last Thursday each month 1000 – 1200.

Except in 2019 its Thursday 19th December

Location

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

Contact

Susan Compton

023 8087 3143
07947 437612

or email poppy@compark.co.uk

www.poppytotton.co.uk
Facebook @TottonAreaPoppyAppeal

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

Delivery Partners in support

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

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

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

Contact

Deborah Sellstrom

surreyheath.veterans@yahoo.com

www.shvflp.org.uk

Facebook
Twitter

Find our Newsletter here

NOTE:  Because we are no longer at Surrey Heath our name has now changed from Surrey Heath Veterans & Families – Listening Project to Veterans & Families – Listening Project.  This will take a little time to implement.

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

Organisations attending include:  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 & Engagement  Team – Surrey  County  Council,  Defence  Medical  Welfare  Service,  North  Surrey  Voluntary  Services & Rushmoor  Voluntary  Services,  TalkPlus, The  Besom,  BLESMA,  Involve – Voluntary & Community  Sector  in  Bracknell  Forest  and  Wokingham  Borough.

Veterans Change Partnership (Exeter)

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

http://veteranschangepartnership.co.uk/

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

https://goodwintrust.org/

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

http://veteransgarage.co.uk/

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

Delivery Partners in support

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

Veterans in Communities (Rossendale)

Charity Number: 1151194
Company Number: 8230197

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 1000 – 1500

Location

12 Bury Road
Haslingden
Rossendale
BB4 5PL

Contact

01706 833180

www.vic.org.uk

Email info@vic.org.uk

Delivery Partners in support

Veterans in Crisis – The Gunners (Sunderland) *

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11321939

Opening Times

Every Tuesday  1100- 1300

Location

The Gunners
10 Mary Street
Sunderland
SR1 3NH

Contact

Ger Fowler

07850263421

ger@veteransincrisis.co.uk

veteransincrisis.co.uk

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

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

Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth & Isle of Wight)

Charity Number: 1154429
Company Number: 08479090

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Portsmouth
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

www.vosuk.org/
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

www.veteranssupportassociation.co.uk/
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, bowls and table tennis – all adaptive for able bodied and disabled alike. There are various service charities in attendance or within easy reach for signposting.

Free hot food and a warm welcome await you.

Delivery Partners in support

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

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 and Colwyn Bay) *

Charity Number: 1173752
Company Number:

Opening Times

Woody’s Lodge South Wales, Barry
Open Monday – Thursday 1000-1500

Woody’s Lodge North Wales, Colwyn Bay
Open Monday – Friday 1000-1500

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

Location

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

Woody’s Lodge North Wales
Eirias Park
Abergele Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8BN
 

Contact

Barry
Tel: 01446 781792

Colwyn Bay
Tel: 01492 533954

Email: support@woodyslodge.org

Website: www.woodyslodge.org/
Facebook @Woodys Lodge

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.
RBL Cymru
Age Cymru.
Age Alliance Wales. ( 25 x Public Charities)
SSAFA. BLESMA, DWP
CAVAMH.
County Councils.. Conwy, Vale of Glam, Cardiff.

Worthing Veterans Drop In

Charity Number: 1015728
Company Number: 2758481

Opening Times

Location

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

Contact

Steve Hinton

Support & Outreach Worker (Armed Forces)

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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