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. Accrington Stanley Community Trust
  3. ACVC Hub
  4. AFVBC Cambridge*
  5. Armed Forces Community HQ CIC
  6. Armed Forces Community Hub (West & North, Northants Council)
  7. Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Devon)
  8. Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Warrington)
  9. Armed Forces HIVE (Cleethorpes)
  10. Armed Forces Support Group (Barrowford, Lancs)
  11. Banter & Brew (Spalding)*
  12. Basingstoke and Deane Veterans Club
  13. Basingstoke Veterans’ Hub
  14. Battle Armed Forces Drop-In*
  15. Beyond the Battlefield Drop-In (Newtownards)
  16. Blue Van Armed Forces & Veterans Drop In (Eastbourne)
  17. Bolton Armed Forces Centre 4 Veterans
  18. Bridge for Heroes – The Bridge Centre, West Norfolk
  19. Bridging the Gap (Bolton) – The Bolton Guild of Help – Bolton Veterans Aid
  20. Bromley FC Community Veterans Hub
  21. Broughton House Armed Forces Support Hub (Salford)
  22. Burnley Football Club in the Community Veterans Programme
  23. Bury Veterans Hub
  24. Caerphilly Veterans Support Hub
  25. Cardiff City FC Veterans Hub
  26. Care After Combat
  27. Catterick Garrison Veterans iHub
  28. CDARS Sunshine Recovery Café – Veterans Hub
  29. Change Step Wales (Several Centres throughout Wales)
  30. Changing Step (North East)
  31. Combat Cafe Leeds United and Sporting Force
  32. Combat2Coffee
  33. Community Veterans Support (Coming Home Centre, Glasgow)
  34. Company of Makers (HQ) CIC
  35. Crawley Veterans Drop-in
  36. Crimsham Veterans Hub
  37. Crowland Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club*
  38. Curzon Ashton Military Veterans Football Team
  39. Downham Market Veterans Drop-In
  40. East Anglia Veterans Association (Peterborough)
  41. East Durham Veterans Hub
  42. East Grinstead AFVBC*
  43. East Salford Drop In (Foundation 92) (Broughton, Salford)
  44. East Sussex Veterans’ Hub – 99/100 Group
  45. EDs Homes
  46. Epsom Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club
  47. ERMAC – Erskine Reid Macewen Activities Centre (Bishopton)
  48. FirstLight Trust (Scarborough, Redcar Outreach, Gosport, Lancaster, Hawick, Hereford)
  49. Fleetwood Town Community Trust
  50. Forces in the Community (Beeston, Nottingham)
  51. Forces Online CIO – Virtual Hub
  52. Forest Forces (Nottingham Forest)
  53. Garelochhead Station Trust
  54. Gordon Messenger Centre (Lympstone)
  55. GSTT Armed Forces Community Drop In
  56. Guardians for Heroes
  57. Guitars for Veterans CIC
  58. Gurkha Veteran Drop-In (Cheriton)
  59. Havant Veterans Support Hub
  60. Healthier Heroes (East Lancashire)
  61. Help a Squaddie (Rugeley)
  62. Herefordshire Veteran Support Centre
  63. Herefordshire Veterans Support Group (Hereford)
  64. Heyford and Bicester Veterans Group (Bicester)
  65. Homeless Veterans Project
  66. Horsham Veterans Drop-In
  67. Hull 4 Heroes
  68. HX Motors Drop-In
  69. Links
  70. LiVeS Project by Littlehampton & Bognor Regis Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club
  71. Lothians Veterans Centre (Dalkeith)
  72. M.A.S.H Military Assistance Social Hub
  73. March Veterans Hub CIC*
  74. Military Community Veterans Centre (Rotherham)
  75. Mission Motorsport
  76. Mode Rehabilitation
  77. Morecambe Football Club Community Sports
  78. NAAFI Break
  79. Nacro
  80. Newport Veterans Hub
  81. Noon Cregg CIC Veterans’ Retreat
  82. North Bucks Veterans Support Group (Akeley)
  83. North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Hub
  84. North West Veterans Corps of Drums
  85. Op COURAGE Walk in Centre, Marlow
  86. Operation Re-Org Veterans Hub (Greater Manchester)
  87. Oxford City Veterans Group Outreach
  88. Phoenix Heroes CIC (UK Wide)
  89. Plymouth Veterans and Family Hub
  90. PNE Forces
  91. Project RECCE CIO
  92. Purple Warriors
  93. Ramsey Armed Force & Veterans Breakfast Club*
  94. Ramsgate Royal British Legion Club*
  95. Ringwood Veterans Hub (Ringwood, Hampshire)*
  96. Rock2Recovery
  97. Romney Marsh Community Hub
  98. Rovers Armed Forces Veterans Club
  99. Rowans Hospice Veterans Drop In (Waterlooville)
  100. Royal Hospital Chelsea Veterans’ Outreach
  101. Salford Veterans Community Centre
  102. Salute Her UK
  103. Sharks Forces
  104. Shots Foundation
  105. Shropshire Armed Forces Outreach Hub
  106. SMART Veterans
  107. Southampton Veterans Drop-In Centre
  108. Sporting Force Recovery Centre
  109. SSAFA Glasgow’s Helping Heroes
  110. Stepway Drop-In (Worcestershire)
  111. Stockport County Community Trust – The Naafi Break
  112. Swansea Veterans Hub*
  113. The Armed Forces Community Hub and Heritage Trail in Tedworth Park – The Armed Forces Equine Charity
  114. The Block, Armed Forces Foundation
  115. The Ely Centre (Enniskillen, Markethill & Portadown)
  116. The Fighting Chance – Fitzroy Lodge Boxing Club
  117. The Icarus Charity
  118. The Last Post Veterans Drop In and Museum
  119. The VC Gallery (Haverfordwest & Pembroke Dock)
  120. The Veterans Charity (Barnstaple)
  121. The Veterans Forge C.I.C (Dorset)
  122. The Veterans Hub (IOW) CiC
  123. The Veterans Hub Weymouth & Portland CIC
  124. The Veterans’ Drop-in at St Pancras Hospital
  125. The Warrior Programme
  126. Tom Harrison House (Liverpool)
  127. Tommy’s Huddersfield CIC
  128. Totton and Eling Community Drop-in (Southampton)
  129. Trafford Veterans CIC
  130. Tri Service & Veterans Support Centre (Stoke-on-Trent)
  131. Turn to Starboard
  132. V1P Lanarkshire Access Point
  133. Veteran Support Drop In Swindon*
  134. Veterans & Families – Listening Project (V&F-LP) (Camberley)
  135. Veterans & Families Recovery College (Wallsend)
  136. Veterans and Community Hub (VC Hub) CIC & Caffinaafi
  137. Veterans Central – West Raynham SHQ
  138. Veterans Community (Lanarkshire) SCIO
  139. Veterans Drop-In East Grinstead*
  140. Veterans First Point Fife (Lochore, Fife)
  141. Veterans First Point Lothian
  142. Veterans First Point NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  143. Veterans Garage Drop In Centre (Manchester)
  144. Veterans HQ – Liverpool
  145. Veterans in Communities (Rossendale)
  146. Veterans in Crisis (Sunderland)
  147. Veterans In Custody Support – HMP Leeds
  148. Veterans into Logistics
  149. Veterans Living History Museum (VLHM Hub/Museum)
  150. Veterans Network of Wellbeing
  151. Veterans Outdoors
  152. Veterans Outreach Support (Portsmouth & Isle of Wight)
  153. Veterans Regroup supported by Smart Savings
  154. Veterans Response CIC (South Shields Tyne & Wear)
  155. Veterans Support Association (West Molesey & Esher, Surrey)
  156. Veterans Wellbeing Hub (Loughborough)
  157. Veterans’ Growth
  158. Walking with the Wounded (Manchester & North Shields)
  159. Walking With The Wounded (Northern Ireland)
  160. Waterloo Uncovered
  161. We Are With You
  162. We R Blighty*
  163. What Makes The Difference CIC
  164. Woodland Xperiences
  165. Woody’s Lodge (Barry and Colwyn Bay)
  166. Worthing Veterans Drop In
  167. York Armed Forces Community Drop-In Centre*
  168. YSS Remember Veterans

5 Towns Veterans Support Hub (West Yorkshire)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11952906

Opening Times

Weekdays 1000-1300

 

 

Location

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

 

Contact

Alan Austin
Chairman

07796181465

Email

Website

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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Accrington Stanley Community Trust

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Last Wednesday of each month 0930-1100hrs  at the Carers Link Cafe, Blackburn Rd, Accrington.

Location

Sports Hub
Thorneyholme Rd
Accrington, Lancashire BB56BD

Contact

Gabby Sabatino

07550 095936

01254 475013

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Social event with camaraderie, cakes & coffee.

Delivery Partners in support

RBL, Burnley FC in the Community, Healthier Heroes, Veterans in Communities

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ACVC Hub

Charity Number: SC051219
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 1030-1430

Location

Unit 4A
Moorpark Industrial Estate, Orton Place, Ibrox
Glasgow, Glasgow G51 2HF

Contact

Allen Clarke

07842 8884003

Email

acvchub@outlook.com

Website

Facebook

Description

Safe place to relax.
Art and crafts get help use skills to fight and help with symptoms of mental health issues and more in between waiting for treatments.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS, DWP, Citizens Advice Bureau, Local Authority, VC hub, blesma, Walking With The Wounded, Who Dares Cares, SVR, Veterans First Point, Combat Stress

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AFVBC Cambridge*

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

1st Monday of each month Browns Field 8:30-10:30

3rd Saturday of each month 254 Medical Regiment HQ Cambridge 09:00-11:00

Location

Browns Field Youth and Community Centre31a Green End RoadCambridge
Cambs CB4 1RU.

Contact

Carl Higgs

Email

07801912924

Description

Armed forces breakfast clubs offer a space for serving, TA and veterans to gather,

Delivery Partners in support

Local Authority

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Armed Forces Community HQ CIC

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11246325

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1630

Naafi Cafe – Monday – Friday – 1000 – 1300

Location

Molyneux House
School Lane
Wigan
WN1 3SE

Contact

Laura Ingham

Email

Website

info@armedforceshq.org.uk

01942 821293

 

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 Community Hub (West & North, Northants Council)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

October 2023

Friday 20 October, 9:30am to 11am at Corby Library (Corby Cube, Corby, NN17 1QG)

Friday 27 October, 10am to 12pm at Moulton Library (Moulton Community Centre, Reedings, Moulton, NN3 7AX)

November 2023

Wednesday 1 November, 12pm to 1:30pm at the Bridge Café in Northampton (63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA)

Thursday 16 November, 2pm-3:30pm at Kettering Library (Sheep Street, Kettering, NN16 0AY)

Friday 24 November, 10am to 12pm at Brackley Library (Manor Road, Brackley, NN13 6AJ)

Tuesday 28 November, 10am to 11:30am at Brixworth Library (Spratton Road, Brixworth, NN6 9DS)

December 2023

Monday 4 December, 2pm to 3:30pm at Daventry Library (The Abbey Centre, Daventry, NN11 4XG)

Wednesday 6 December, 12pm to 1:30pm at The Bridge Café in Northampton (63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA)

Tuesday 12 December, 2pm to 3:30pm at Towcester Library (The Forum, Towcester, NN12 6AD)

Friday 15 December, 9:30am to 11am at Corby Library (Corby Cube, Corby, NN17 1QG)

Location

See dates and timings for the different venues

Contact

Leanne Wightman

Email

07741 684647

 

Description

A welcoming venue for tea/coffee biscuits, a place to sit and a chat, as well as access to various agencies 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

Contact

Mark Littlewood

Email

07948 034992

info@armedforceshub.com

Website

Facebook

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

Email

Website

01472 324 355

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

 

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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

01282 616855

Email

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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Banter & Brew (Spalding)*

Charity Number:
Company Number: 12005443

Opening Times

1000 – 1200 First Wednesday of every month

Location

The Chappell Centre
Pinchbeck Road
Spalding
Lincolnshire
PE11 1QF

Contact

David Poultney

07871 329844

info@vsscic.org.uk

Find us on Facebook

Description

An opportunity to get together with like-minded individuals in a safe and secure environment. We offer free tea, coffee and biscuits plus information advice and guidance with regard to mental health support.  We are also able to signpost to other organisations using the information provided by a wide variety of stakeholders, that attend our quarterly Veterans & Families Open Day; held at various locations around the county of Lincolnshire.

Delivery Partners in support

  • NHS
  • DWP
  • Local Authority

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Basingstoke and Deane Veterans Club

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Mondays, 1230 – 1400 at The Golden Lion,

Thursdays 12:00 – 14:00 at The Base at the Community Centre

Location

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

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

 

Contact

Ian Williams
01256 462688

Email

Website

Facebook

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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Basingstoke Veterans’ Hub

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Mondays 1030 until 1230

Location

Oakridge West Community Association
Upton Crescent
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 5SN

Contact

Claire Downey

07767 542336

Email

Facebook

 

Description

We run a free coffee morning at the Oakridge West Community Association of a Monday from 1030 until 1230 (donations towards upkeep are welcome). We offer a warm environment for veterans to chat and meet others with shared experiences. We offer a social prescribing service and can signpost to charities and organisations to help the individual and their family. Currently the coffee morning is veterans only, but we will support family members that phone or email for advice. We provide a holistic approach to problems and will look at individual need when signposting and find the most appropriate level of support for the person.

Attendees do not need to be ‘in need’ to come to coffee morning.

Our phone is manned 24 hours and any veteran or family member can phone for advice and signposting, we are also very responsive to emails.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS, Local Authority

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Battle Armed Forces Drop-In*

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

First and last Monday of each month, 1600-1700

Commencing 4th March 2024

Location

Haine & Son
19 Market Square
Battle, Sussex TN33 0XB

Contact

Andy Holter

07710 480512

Email

 

Description

Sign Posting, Welfare Advice, Wellbeing Support, Guidance, Tea, Coffee and Companionship

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, DWP

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Beyond the Battlefield Drop-In (Newtownards)

Charity Number: NI100198
Company Number:

Opening Times

Drop-in 4th Tuesday of every month between 12pm-2pm

Location

Unit AB2, Strangford Business Park
19 Jubilee Road
Newtownards
Down
BT23 4YH

Contact

James Knox

02891228389

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

The Beyond the Battlefield Drop-In service began running in 2018. Progress of the Drop-In was curtailed due to the pandemic. However our Drop-In Service will begin running again on the fourth Tuesday of every month between 12pm-2pm.

Tea/Coffee/Biscuits available.

Services available include:

  • Help with housing issues and entitlements to grants or housing benefits
  • We will work with external agencies to ensure medal entitlements are pursued and received
  • Employment support
  • Mentoring

Delivery Partners in support

Local Authority, Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Blue Van Armed Forces & Veterans Drop In (Eastbourne)

Charity Number: 1193342
Company Number:

Opening Times

2nd Tuesday of the month, 1000 – 1500

Other times Monday-Saturday by email/phone 0800 – 2000

 

Location

York House Hotel
14-22 Royal Parade
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN22 7AP

Contact

Steve Scudder & Gerry Scudder

01323 471308

07570193811

Email
Website
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

07387598992

01204 776628

Email

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, West Norfolk

Charity Number: 1138136
Company Number: 07096496

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 1000-1600, Saturday 1000-1400 and once a month on Sundays

Nelson Activity Centre in King’s Lynn Monday-Friday 10:00 – 16:00

Location

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

Nelson Activity Centre

North Lynn Industrial Park

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

Nelson Activity Centre in King’s Lynn focuses on providing a variety of activities for veterans and their families.

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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Bromley FC Community Veterans Hub

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Last Friday of each month 1100-1400

Location

Bromley Football Club
Hayes Lane
Bromley, Kent BR2 9EF

Contact

Graham Orr

07900 227175

Email

Website

 

 

Description

A monthly gathering for veterans with brunch provided to meet, catch up and get to know each other. Working in conjunction with, and fully supported by the Mayor of Bromley, and Bromley Council, together with holistic welfare services provided by the numerous Armed forces charities and support organisations.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA
TRBL
DWP
NHS
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

Contact

Gavin Jones

0161 464 9521

Email

hub.support@broughtonhouse.com

Website

Facebook

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

Contact

John Pluckwell

Email

07714792392

Website

Facebook

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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Bury Veterans Hub

Charity Number: 1198182
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 10.00 – 17.00

Location

Bury Business Center,
Office 7, Kay Street,
Bury,
Lancs.
BL9 6BU

Contact

Shirley Simmons

07983933755

buryveteranshub@outlook.com

Description

Apiary, Bereavement, Benefit Help, Breakfast Clubs, Community Garden, Camping weekend (August Bank Holiday) Yearly, Croquet Team, Day Trips, Debt management/Arrears Advice, Disability/Mobility Support, Drop-in Centres, Family Support, Help yourself to wellbeing, Housing, In-house welfare advice, Mental Health, PTSD

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, Local Authority, Groundworks (Jobs and projects), OpCourage (Mental Health counsellor PTSD)

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Caerphilly Veterans Support Hub

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Every Saturday 1000-1200

Location

Centre of Sporting Excellence,
Ystrad Mynach
Caerphilly, Caerphilly CF82 7EP

Contact

Lisa Rawlings

07476953677

Email

 

Description

Caerphilly Veterans Support Hub was established to provide veterans with the confidence, skills to access the help they need, where and when they need it. It is a place where veterans feel like they ‘belong’. It reinforces people’s self-reliance, esteem, and self-empowerment. It combats social isolation and loneliness, where veterans can also gain peer to peer support. Support organisations such as Cornerstone homeless charity, DWP, Citizen Advice and Woodys Lodge attend the hub regularly.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA
TRBL
DWP
Citizens Advice Bureau
Local Authority

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Cardiff City FC Veterans Hub

Charity Number: 1128443
Company Number:

Opening Times

Wednesdays 1000 – 1200

Location

Cardiff City Stadium
Leckwith Rd
Leckwith, Cardiff CF118AZ

Contact

Michael Jeffery

07878159179

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Cardiff City FC Veterans Hub is a social isolation project that supports Armed Forces Veterans who are at high risk of social isolation and loneliness. The project uses the power of Cardiff City FC to connect and support veterans around Cardiff, to reduce social isolation, loneliness and improve physical and mental wellbeing.

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, DWP, Local authority

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Care After Combat

Charity Number: 1159342
Company Number: 09152620

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700

Location

Cafferata Way
Nottinghamshire
Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2TN

Contact

Phil Loader

01636 557543

enquiries@careaftercombat.org

Website

Facebook

Description

Care After Combat is a veterans charity providing support to those within the Criminal Justice System. On notification of a veteran in custody, CAC will make contact with the individual and, if in a prison we have full access to, will interview them on a face to face basis and identify their needs and requirements. This may range from practical support in obtaining training for employment, signposting for accommodation or finance or substance misuse liaison to complex mental health support. With our links to NHS England, mental health support is provided to those directly affected by service related trauma. Support is offered from point of sentence until release and then up to a year post release through a volunteer mentor scheme. Whilst in custody, veterans will be invited to attend monthly group forums which are held to promote community but also have a psycho-educational  direction to assist in addressing offending behaviour. These forums take place within the prisons and may also just be used as a good get together over a cup of tea and a biscuit. This provides a sense of wellbeing and camaraderie. Additional to the full service, we also offer a remote service whereby veterans are supported through letter and phone. All veterans who sign up to the service whilst in custody are entitled to receive a wellbeing pack, which was developed during COVID and has continued. This contains fact based articles, puzzles, jokes, advice, exercises and letters from others. It has been proven to greatly improve the MH of veterans within custody. We currently operate in over 70 prisons across England and Wales providing both full and remote services.. Over the entire prison system we support upwards of 500 veterans at any one time.

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

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Catterick Garrison Veterans iHub

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday Morning 0900-1300hrs

Location

Dalesman Community Centre,
Loos Road,
Catterick Garrison,
North Yorkshire
DL9 4HP

Contact

Mark Hill MBE

07511111399

Email

 

Description

Catterick Garrison’s Armed Forces and Veterans iHub welcomes everyone. The information Hub (iHub) is open every Monday morning offering tea and toast, coffee and a chat. The iHub offers a space to relax, mix with like-minded people, and make new friends offering advice and information.

Our Garrison iHub offers day trips, visits and outward-bound activities such as mountain biking, hiking and walks, metal detecting, fishing, virtual reality workshops, photography, flying drones, model making, board games and much more.

Equally, our iHub offers employability advice and workshops supporting those seeking employment with continued professional development courses, CV workshops, industry visits, advice and information.

Our Garrison iHub works in collaboration with many other organisations, we are stronger together.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA; NHS; DWP; Local Authority;  Garrison HQ; 4X SO2 Transition Officer; HIVE; AWS;  Age Concern;  Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club Admin; Local Mayor; Veterans at Ease; Police; Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

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CDARS Sunshine Recovery Café – Veterans Hub

Charity Number: 1028663
Company Number: 2634372

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 1000-1700

Location

CDARS MERTON
296a Kingston Road
Wimbledon Chase, Surrey SW20 8LX

Contact

Jope Tikoisuva

07803759929

Email

Website

Description

VETERANS BREAKFAST,

HELP FOR HOMELESS VETERANS,

VETERANS WALKS,

ONE 2 ONE COUNSELLING,

THE VETERANS ALLOTMENT PROJECT

WELFARE ADVICE

Delivery Partners in support

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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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Combat2Coffee

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Daily 0800  – 1600hrs

Location

Coffee Cell
Northgate Street
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3BZ

Office

Unit 6
Handford Cut
Suffolk IP1 2HD

Contact

Nigel Seaman

07429439766

Email

Website

Facebook

 

Description

Founded by former prison officer and army veteran Nigel Seaman, Combat2Coffee is a community interest start-up founded in 2018 which aims to:
– Create safe community and charity-led spaces within its coffee shops where veterans, families and those struggling with PTSD and other mental health issues can go to feel supported and connected.
– Educate communities and families on de-escalation strategies and techniques when engaging with individuals with disabilities and trauma-related mental health conditions.
– Reform ex-offender reintegration and improve positive outcomes via its Coffee Roasting and Barista Prisoner Rehabilitation Training Programme.
– Improve sustainability and quality of coffee across the U.K. via its direct trade branded Brazilian coffee and economies of scale achieved by wholesale trade.
Through the use of branded coffee, a strategic high street presence, pop-up caravan coffee shops, B2B engagement and its Coffee Roasting and Barista Prisoner Rehabilitation Training Programme – Combat2Coffee aims to deliver and support charitable causes, veterans and those suffering from mental health issues locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, Local Authority

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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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Company of Makers (HQ) CIC

Charity Number:
Company Number: 07628881

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Online

Location

Fort Cumberland
Fort Cumberland Road
Portsmouth, Hants PO4 9LD
United Kingdom

Contact

Steve Bomford

07973 620968

steve@companyofmakers.com

Description

Company of Makers exists to support Veterans and their families who are struggling on civvy street no matter how long ago they left the armed forces.

We host a podcast featuring members of the armed forces community with fascinating stories to tell, a programme of online talks featuring authors, journalists, poets and musicians with a strong connection to the armed forces and a range of online workshops including drawing, photography and writing.

Feel free to contact us if you have any question or want to find out more about our podcasts, talks and workshops.

Failing that, you can always sign up to our newsletter and get all the latest news direct to your inbox.

We’re funded by the RNRMC and Armed Forces Covenant amongst others.

Delivery Partners in support

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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

Email

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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Crimsham Veterans Hub

Charity Number:
Company Number: 12214848

Opening Times

Crimsham Farm – please call

Charlie Charlie

Monday – Saturday 0830 – 1700

Sunday – 0830 – 1600

Location

Crimsham Farm
Lower Bognor Road
Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO201AZ

 

Charlie Charlie 1 coffee shop

56 High Street
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 1SP

Contact

Matthew Cole

07842 000476

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Working in liaison with Medical and other Veteran agencies, we aim to provide a service which improves and enhances the lives of military Veterans and their families by –

  •  assisting with the transition from military life to that on “civvy street”,
  •  mitigating the devastating effects of military PTSD
  •  providing an essential, peer specific, social arena
  • monthly families breakfast club

We provide a safe and open space which utilises essential Peer support whilst at the same time being able to offer  a more tailored, individual  therapeutic support and counselling service for those requiring it.

Delivery Partners in support

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Crowland Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club*

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

3rd Saturday of month 1000 – 1230

Location

Ye Olde Abbey21 East StreetCrowland,
Peterborough
Lincs

Contact

Paul Parker

crowlandafvbc@gmail.com

07719619178

Find us on Facebook

Description

Safe and secure venue for a great breakfast and chin wag with like-minded people. Back to the tribe.

Delivery Partners in support

  • TRBL
  • NHS
  • Local Authority

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Curzon Ashton Military Veterans Football Team

Charity Number: Curzon Ashton Military Veterans Football Team
Company Number:

Opening Times

Fridays 1800-1900

Location

The Tameside Stadium
Richmond Street
Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL7 9HG

Contact

Mike Smith

07419342876

Email

Website

 

Description

Our Military Veterans Football Team training every week at Curzon Ashton FC. The session is FREE of charge to players and is on the 3G pitch at The Tameside Stadium.

From the weekly sessions, the team also play regular friendly fixtures and are entering a monthly FA sanctioned league for the 2023/24 season.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, Local Authority

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Downham Market Veterans Drop-In

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Tuesdays 1030 – 1230

Location

Downham Market Library The Priory Centre
78 Priory Road
Downham Market, Norfolk PE38 9JS

Contact

Jonathan Day

07377736517

Email

Facebook

Description

A safe, friendly and warm environment where veterans can talk to each other. We offer support and signpost them to other agencies of which I have good contacts in the region. There are free hot drinks and biscuits so very welcoming for those who come in for a quick chat or for advice.
AFVBC Downham Market on the Second Saturday of every month, from 1015-1215 in the Downham & Clackclose Conservative Club, Eagle House, Bridge Street, Downham Market, PE38 9DH

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, DWP

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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 Durham Veterans Hub

Charity Number: 1190445
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday-Wednesday & Friday – 1000-1600 Thursday 1000-1900 Saturday 1000-1300

Location

East Durham Veterans Trust, Dawdon Youth and Community Centre
Queen Alexandra Road
Seaham, Durham SR7 7NH

Contact

Andrew Cammiss

0191 5815677

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Primarily a Mental Health Charity providing Counselling and peer support groups.

Social inclusion – we have monthly trips, coffee mornings, a breakfast club, we are building a sensory garden which veterans can get involved in.

Help with practical issues including, fuel and food poverty, financial issues, housing, employment.

We have an in house substance misuse practitioner who also offers holistic therapies.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, NHS, Local Authority, Walking With The Wounded

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East Grinstead AFVBC*

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Wednesdays 1000 – 1400

Location

4 Station Road
East Grinstead, Sussex RH19 1DJ

Contact

Paul Grief

Description

To provide a speak easy and point of contact for Veterans (all arms)
Work with Veterans that need welfare advice mentoring, or contacting to the right agencies.

Delivery Partners in support

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

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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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EDs Homes

Charity Number:
Company Number: 10410877

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Daily 1000 – 1500

Location

EDs Homes
57a Library Street
Wigan WN1 1NU

Contact

Jason Lloyd

01942318046

Email

Website

Description

We offer mainly shared accommodation in Wigan areas for risk of homeless and homeless veterans that require some additional support.
Our partners include local and national organisations in order to assist the clients to a better position in their lives than coming to ourselves.
We provide affordable supported accommodation solutions for vulnerable veterans alongside supporting well being and educational programmes, promoting integration, resettlement, health and employ-ability.

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, DWP, Citizens Advice, Local Authority

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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

Website

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

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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

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

 

 


Redcar Outreach 

07721237315

 redcar@firstlighttrust.co.uk

 Visit our Facebook page


Scarborough no cafe, but support available
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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Fleetwood Town Community Trust

Charity Number: 1146037.
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 08:00hrs 17:00hrs – see website for details

Location

Poolfoot Farm
Thornton Cleveleys
Fleetwood, Lancashire FY5 2JY

Contact

Tony Codling

07983 569546

Email

Website

 

Description

Delivery Partners in support

Citizens Advice, Local Authority

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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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Garelochhead Station Trust

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1600

Location

C/O Centre 81,
Old School Rd, Garelochhead,
Nr Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute G84 0AT

Contact

Morevain Martin

07541777559

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

The provision of social opportunities and group. These include:
Fortnightly brunch club free to members
Weekly line dancing group and Carpet bowling group
Fortnightly Craft and Model making groups
Monthly bus trips to places of interest as chosen by the members

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, Citizens Advice Bureau, Local Authority

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Gordon Messenger Centre (Lympstone)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900-1600

Outside these hours by private arrangement

Location

CTCRM
Lympstone
Exeter, Devon
EX8 5AR

Contact

GMC Manager

Lisa-Joy Peake

Email

GMC Assistants

Charley Silvester

Shelly Stammers

Email

07866 075074

Facebook

 

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 and a rolling calendar to celebrate annual events

Kings Camp during the school holidays

Social events inc Jewellery Making, Fitness Classes, wellbeing days, baby massage, Lego workshops

Veterans Café

Veterans Craft mornings and wellbeing

Drop-In sessions with the Navel Childrens Charity, Vets UK and National Families Federation

Military Wives Choir

‘Who Let The Dads Out’ monthly meet up

Delivery Partners in support

RMA, SSAFA, NCC, Naval Family Federation, Aggies Weston, TRBL

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GSTT Armed Forces Community Drop In

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Third Tuesday of each Month (from May 2023) 11.00-14.00

Location

Drop-In

Ronald McDonald House
Evelina London House
216 Lambeth Road, Greater London SE1 7JY

Office

GSTT Armed Forces Programme
1st floor, Becket House, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
1 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EU

Contact

Matthew Evans

07789978894

Email

Description

A Drop-In Centre for the whole Armed Forces Community that will offer Welfare advice, access to Armed Forces Charities & local Community Organisations . Refreshments provided.

Delivery Partners in support

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

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Guardians for Heroes

Charity Number: 11079076
Company Number:

Opening Times

Hub is open Wednesdays from 10.30 to 14.30

Mobile support motorhome 24/7

Location

Unit 36 -Treforest Industrial Estate
Pontyprydd
RCT
CF375UR

Contact

Paula Massey

07811591771

paula@guardiansforheroes.org.uk

Description

1st Environmentally conscious, veterans hub in RCT, helping veterans, mental health, and wellbeing & PTSD through woodwork, Arts & Crafts using pre-loved materials.

Donations of mobility equipment, wood, clothing and furniture are donated to Guardians For Heroes to help veterans.

GFH have available its first Mobile support vehicle, to help 24/7

Delivery Partners in support

Local Authority; RCT Liaison officers; Balfour Beatty; Transport for Wales; Buchanan Trust; Valley Veterans; Rhondda Hubs for Veterans; Woody’s Lodge

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Guitars for Veterans CIC

Charity Number:
Company Number: 15042940

Opening Times

Saturdays 1000-1200

Location

Centre of Sporting Excellence
Ystrad Mynach
Caerphilly, Caerphilly CF82 7EP

Contact

Timothy Sturges

07933 880048

Email

Facebook

Description

Guitars for Veterans delivers a structured professional guitar training program of 26 weeks of lessons and a free guitar on completing Grade 1 with Trinity College. By facilitating weekly groups, the support is there when its needed and members are supported to build their confidence, whilst developing their own support network. We assist those that served by seeking donations of used or new guitars, together with financial support for equipment and core costs.
The project provides ‘brave spaces’ within the community. Groups are run by volunteers who understand many of the issues faced by our Veterans. The project works closely with professionals to support issues raised by those attending. It also provides the veterans with an opportunity or chance to join others, to learn a new skill, and to get together with a purpose in a supported and safe environment.
Working in partnership with organisations such as Woody’s Lodge, Veterans Hubs, Boots on the Ground and Mental Health Matters – Wales, ensures that the Veterans attending the groups are signposted to services which can meet their individual needs when they need it.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, Citizens Advice Bureau, Local Authority

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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

Contact

Alex Sansom

Email

01303 853393

Website

Description

Open to all.

Combined Folkestone and Cheriton Drop-In

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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Havant Veterans Support Hub

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Sunday  0900 – 1700

Location

1 Anmore Close
Leigh Park
Havant, Hants PO9 4PP

Contact

Matthew Rugman

07512 236483

Email

Facebook

Facebook – AMBUSH

Description

We are a Not For Profit Organisation supported by local goverment and military charities/organisations for Veteran Adventure training & woodland activities Co founded by Matthew Rugman and James ‘Thomo’ Thompson governed by a non exec committee from varying supporting partners . We combine service elements of physical challenges at differing levels to improve Physical and mental wellbeing by bringing together veterans and serving personnel for commeraderie mentoring and goal setting activities ie MTB, hill walks/hiking, paddle boarding kayaking map reading survival techniques and other adventurous activities & events.
We refer to other welfare and mental health organisations such as RBL Ssafa VOS speeding up the process of assistance for those who serve and have served our great nation.
The woodland training would include coppacing clearing woodland for re growth wild life encouragement rural fencing charcoal burning etc Are a few of the things on offer .
Working with existing groups such Slindon National Trust, W Sussex CC Arundel Town Council Arundel RBL Veterans Outreach Support Havant Borough Council Havant Veterans Support Hub/Drop in Havant & Chichester Serving Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club and other members of ASDIC.
A non exec committee has been established from the above along side local business’s Governance service providers and supporting partners to drive the project forward.
A. Adventure/Woodland activity
M. Mental health & Welfare
B. Body Promoting Physical well being
U. Utilizing outdoor activitys
S. Service providers & Veteran peers
H. Help & Assistance

CHALLENGE-INSPIRE-ACHIEVE

Delivery Partners in support

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 Veteran Support Centre

Charity Number: 1192644
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Wednesday – Friday 0900 – 1700

Location

19 West Street
Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 0BX
United Kingdom

Contact

Sean Gane

01432260656

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

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We offer an advice and information service – this ranges from providing a brew/wet/tea, to the correct phone number for a service or assisting a family with the burial of a Veteran.

We also have a ‘hot-desk’ this is for other agencies to use in-conjunction with our users or their own, as an example one organisation running a monthly clinic is the DWP (Veteran team) They offer advice and guidance on benefits, pensions often helping the Veteran or family member obtain financial assistance they otherwise would not know of.

We have a Veteran specific NHS Nurse, she is here to talk over mental health problems and support people at all stages of their journey, all done in a friendly informal but professional manner.

We pride ourselves with being able to ‘join the dots’ and take out as much of the red tape as possible.

Being Veteran run, we have a wide range of shared experience and understanding. Hopefully making the journey as smooth as possible, in which ever direction they are travelling.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, NHS, DWP, Local Authority, RFEA – DMWS – Art4Vets – local employment agencies – Dementia Awareness – H4H – local therapeutic services – YSS – Turning Point

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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

Contact

Ian Ridley

07594 558 761

Email

Website

Facebook

 

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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Homeless Veterans Project

Charity Number: SC049441
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Sunday 24 hours

Location

132 Rankin Court
Greenock, Inverclyde PA16 9AZ

Contact

Donna Armstrong

Alexander McAnespie

07498378563/4

Email

Website

Facebook

 

Description

Our service is mobile and outreach based – i.e we travel to the veterans to offer them welfare advice, assist them with housing, employment, training, practical and financial assistance.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, DWP, Local Authority

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Horsham Veterans Drop-In

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Thursdays 0930-1130

Location

Barchester, Westlake House
Pondtail Road
West Sussex Horsham, RH12 5EZ
United Kingdom

Contact

Paul Gooderson

07595987646

crawley-afvbc@outlook.com

Facebook

Description

We provide a safe environment for veterans and their families to meet socially.  The Drop-in acts as a signposting organisation.  We coordinate veterans with  needs to our partner support agencies and charities who are able to help them directly or we work with them to get connected to agencies who are able to help.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, RBLR, NHS, DWP, Local Authority, WWTW, OP COURAGE, Sussex Community Transport, Alzheimer’s Society, Barclays Military Veteran Outreach, Nuffield Health, Sussex Fire Brigade

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Hull 4 Heroes

Charity Number: 1170056
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 0900 – 1700

Saturday 1000 – 1400

 

Location

Hull 4 Heroes Armed Forces Community Hub

Unit F27 Princes Quay
Hull, HU1 2PQ

Contact

Paul Matson

01482 534483

Email

Website

Facebook 

Veterans Village

 

 

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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Links

Charity Number: 1139855
Company Number: 07363827

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1630

Location

Unit 4, The Palms
96 Queen Victoria Road
Llanelli, Carms SA15 2TH

Contact

Michele Rees

01554 757957

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Links provides support for the armed forces community and blue light teams living in Carmarthenshire. They are able to access all the activities available at Links. Additionally, for those who live in rural areas or are socially isolated,  can be provided with befriending buddy telephone calls, outreach NAAFI mornings or breakfast clubs which are held in various locations throughout Carmarthenshire on a monthly basis.

What we do

A range of supported indoor and outdoor activities

NAAFI style meetings throughout Carmarthenshire

Welfare and benefit signposting and support

Buddying/Befriending Scheme

Welfare Support

Why Attend?
For any of the following:

Reduce isolation by meeting up with others with similar experiences and military backgrounds

To assist with the transition into civvy street

To receive support with any mental ill health you may be experiencing

To learn new skills, build confidence and self esteem

For support with moving back into work and volunteering opportunities

Signposting to other organisations who may be able to help you

Who Can Join?

Anyone who has served in the military, family members of a veteran and all Blue Light service personnel.

Anyone who is experiencing mental ill health

Delivery Partners in support

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

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LiVeS Project by Littlehampton & Bognor Regis Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Littlehampton Breakfast club/ LiVeS drop in – Every Wednesday & Saturday 1000 – 1200

Invited Charities attend as a formal drop-in session on the last Wednesday of every Month.

Bognor Regis Breakfast Club – Every Tuesday 0930 – 1130, Every Sunday 1000 – 1200

Location

LITTLEHAMPTON 

The Old Corn Store Bar & Bistro,

72 High Street
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5DX

Bognor Regis 

The Waverley, Marine Drive West, Aldwick, Bognor Regis.

Description

Our primary function is to offer the opportunity for veterans and other members of the military family the opportunity to get together for a brew and a chat. Don’t be shy simply turn up introduce yourself to one of the team. let us know your connection to the military family and simply pull up a sandbag. We Offer a bottomless brew that you can make a donation if you can afford to or  if times are tight, simply grab a brew and crack on. we have no formal membership forms but you will be expected to have a connection to the military in a significant way. https://www.littlehamptonafvbc.org.uk/about/

Welfare – “Firmis Firmamentum” support without prejudice. In addition to the breakfast and banter we operate theLiVeS project as our welfare arm provided by our armed forces champions (trained by the NHS armed ForcesNetwork) and community connectors project volunteers (advice on health & wellbeing). You can get in touch at anytime or speak to any of the admin team during a club meeting to advise us of a personal welfare need or as an advocate for another veteran/ member of the military family. We make one promise which is to “try and help”, if we are unable to help, we will do our best to signpost to a relevant organisation that can. Our welfare support is available to all members of the military family and not exclusively for club members. We have created links with multiple service charities, and we have forged a trusted relationship with the local authorities working together with their armed forces champions to ensure veterans needs are addressed and any veteran that comes to the attention of the local authority will also be signposted to us for peer-to-peer support. We also are the founding member of The Southern Veterans Hubs WhatsApp group which is an ever-growing informal network of representatives from other veterans’ groups and professionals across the region where we can get advice or assistance at moment’s notice to ensure no one falls between the cracks. “Collaboration not Competition” is central to our ability to get the job done.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, RBL, BLESMA, Blind Veterans, NHS Armed forces Network, Crimsham Veterans Hub. Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester (VAAC).

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Lothians Veterans Centre (Dalkeith)

Charity Number: SC040690
Company Number: SC362801

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 1000 -1600

Location

11 Eskdaill Court
Dalkeith
EH22 1AG

Contact

Pauline Cherrington

0131 660 5537

07443 878993

pauline@lvc.scot

Email

Website

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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M.A.S.H Military Assistance Social Hub

Charity Number: 1201316
Company Number:

Opening Times

Opening times:

Bridlington MASH 13:30-1600 every Tuesday Bridlington Football club, Queensgate, Bridlington YO16 7LN

Beverley MASH 18:30-20:30 every last Tuesday of the Month, The Angel, 15 Butcher Row, Beverley HU17 0AA HU17

Access to support through MASH can also be accessed at the following venues:

Monday 10am – 12 noon: Richies Cafe/Bar Princess Mary Promenade:- Veterans Coffee morning.

Monday 10am – 12 noon: Latte Lounge 42 Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 2QD:- Veterans Coffee morning.

Thursday 10am -12noon: Victoria Mills Tea Rooms, Sawmill Yard, Bridlington YO15 2SD : Veterans Coffee Morning

First Saturday of the month 10am – 12 noon: Richies Cafe/Bar Princess Mary Promenade:- Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club.

Beat the winter Blues with M.A.S.H every Thursday. Warm space and hot food.
11:00-1300
Bridlington Football club,
Queensgate, Bridlington YO16 7LN

Location

M.A.S.H C/O Bridlington Town AFC
Queensgate, East Riding of Yorkshire YO16 7LN
United Kingdom

Contact

Craig Leach

07946085565

craig.leach@mashbridlington.org

Website

Facebook

Description

Support and assistance is available for Veterans, Those serving and their dependents in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

M.A.S.H Hubs are accessible every Tuesday 13:30-16:00 in Bridlington at Bridlington Football Club and Beverley 18:30-20:30 The Angel Beverley Every last Tuesday of every Month.

We offer a range of drop-in games, events and activities through the hubs which are run weekly and monthly. That all members of the armed forces veterans, those currently serving, and their dependents can access a safe, social space where they can enjoy friendship and support.

General support and assistance through our support partners is available along with support after leaving the service, housing issues, health issues and entitlements and education.

M.A.S.H is a group aimed at older veterans and M.A.S.H The Next Generation those that are ‘young at heart’ or with younger families.

There are strong links to local Breakfast clubs, Royal Naval Association, and the Submariners Association.

Delivery Partners in support

Armed Forces Covenant-East Riding of Yorkshire Council, SSAFA, Citizens Advice Bureau, PATT Foundation, ERYC Health and Well Being

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March Veterans Hub CIC*

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

AF Hub – Thursday 1000-1600

Breakfast Club – 1st Saturday of the month 0930 – 1300

Location

Cassano’s82 High StreetMarch
Cambridgeshire
PE15 9LD.

Contact

Jeff Walters

Email

07785787875

Website

Description

Armed Forces & Veterans Hub

Enjoy a chat, banter and a brew with like-minded people in a safe and friendly environment.

Support and signposting are available with our network of support organisations and charities as well as the local authority.

 

Monthly breakfast club – Breakfast in a warm and friendly atmosphere back to the tribe with plenty of banter with the occasional raffle. Trips out. Help if needed.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS, Local Authority

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Military Community Veterans Centre (Rotherham)

Charity Number: 1169595
Company Number: CE008074

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

 

Friday at 1000 – 1200hrs

 

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

Ian Jones

07900621810

ian4rothwest@gmail.com

ian.jones@rotherhammcvc.org.uk

rotherhammcvc.org.uk/

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Andrew Ball

andrew.ball@rotherhammcvc.org.uk

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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Mission Motorsport

Charity Number: 1146159
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 0900 – 1700

Location

Mission Motorsport Unit 11,
W & G Industrial Estate, Faringdon Road
East Challow, Oxfordshire OX12 9TF

Contact

Andy Brown

03330 338338

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Mission Motorsport is the Forces’ Motorsport Charity and is the Forces’ competent authority for motorsport as a recovery activity.  The Charity aids in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military service including spouses, families and carers, by providing opportunities to race, retrain and recover through motorsport, the motor industry and beyond.  Through account managers and dedicated career managers, the Charity has helped over 2000 veterans find work through various outreach and employer engagement programs.

Mission Motorsport’ s motto is “Race Retrain Recover” and it is a Royal Foundation (the charitable trust of the Prince and Princess of Wales) and Endeavour Fund supported initiative.  A Service Charity and a member of the Confederation of Service Charities, the Charity has an award winning collaborative model of working with government and the other service charities and is funded by the Government’s Positive Pathways program, The Soldiers’ Charity (the Army Benevolent Fund), the Forces’ Trust and the Greenwich Hospital as well as by industry partners and independent fundraising.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS

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Mode Rehabilitation

Charity Number: 1157257
Company Number: 8612989

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0800 – 17000 Saturdays 0800 – 1600

Location

Mode Rehabilitation
Phoenix House
Whitefield Road
Bredbury
Stockport
SK6 2QR

Contact

0161 494 1515

0800 0025574

Susan McCormack

susan@mode.me.uk

info@moderehabilitation.com

Website

Facebook

Description

We are a mental health charity that offers psychological and psychosocial supports to the Armed Forces Community and their families and carers through counselling and mental health intervention. We provide a single point of access to counselling and support through a range of psychological therapy services and mental health treatments that are tailored to individual’s unique needs.

We provide 1 to 1 counselling, family counselling, group counselling, and various mental health workshops including a “Resilience to Civilian Life” programme which helps veterans with their transition into the civilian world, and the “Lakeside Project” which provides counselling and mental health services at a beautiful location in the heart of a nature reserve for those who do not feel comfortable in a traditional, clinical counselling setting.

Our services our delivered both in person, by telephone, and online.

We also operate a drop-in service 3 days per week and have a 24/7 helpline for immediate support and crisis intervention.

Mental health is a crucial element in our lives, interconnected with everything we do and everything we are, which is why our team at Mode Rehabilitation strive to make a positive difference in each person’s life and to provide services that improve mental well-being, quality of life, and generate resilient communities.

Delivery Partners in support

The Veterans Foundation, Victim Support, Northwest Ambulance, NHS, Royal British Legion, SSAFA, Local Authority, Walking with the Wounded, Disability Stockport, Criminal Justice System, BLESMA, Tarmac, Gerrards, DWP, Veterans into Logistics, Operation Re-Org, Local schools, University of Manchester.

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Morecambe Football Club Community Sports

Charity Number: 1155802
Company Number:

Opening Times

Wednesdays 1000 – 1200

Location

Mazuma Mobile Stadium
Christie Way, Westgate
Morecambe, Lancs LA4 4TB

Contact

Stuart Glover

01524 412125

Email

Website

Description

Morecambe FC Community Sports are proud to have made our pledge and signed the Armed Forces Covenant to demonstrate our commitment to the Veterans Community. We are also a key member of the district’s Armed Forces Covenant Partnership.

We support our Veterans community by providing a regular monthly coffee morning ( last Wednesday of every month) at the Mazuma Mobile Stadium in Morecambe. Drop in for a brew, a butty and a chat with like-minded people.

We also have a number of partners attending who can offer advice on benefits, housing, mental health , addiction, financial management, employment and training, all done in an informal, safe space

 Our dedicated Veterans Project Officer works with local community partners to organise and deliver range of activities open to all our veterans, blue light services, and their families. These include social evenings, walk and talk, curry night, with more to planned.

 

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, SSAFA, RBL, Lancaster City Council, Lancashire Adult learning, Red Rose Recovery, Healthier Heroes, RAFA, DWP, Duke of Lancaster Regiment, Lancashire constabulary, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

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NAAFI Break

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Thursdays 1000-1200hrs

Location

Handforth Community and Youth Centre
Old Road,
Handforth, Wilmslow,, Cheshire SK9 3AZ

Contact

Sebastian Edwards-Beech

07445693887

Email

Facebook

 

 

Description

We are a local support/ peer group for veterans and their families, offering a free weekly Thursday meet up.

We offer excursions out to help combat isolation and mental health issues and have access to a local charity mobility bus to collect any veterans unable to attend due to transport or mobility issues.

We have professionals and experts that give advice on a range of veteran specific affairs and the means and connections to signpost our veterans to the direct sources of care, help and advice.

Delivery Partners in support

Local Authority

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Nacro

Charity Number: 226171
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 0900-1700

Location

Nacro, Walkden House
16-17 Devonshire Square
London, London EC2M 4SQ

Nationwide

Contact

Barbara Holder

Email

07485917855

Description

The Veterans engagement service is commissioned by the National Probation service to specifically support and gain outcomes for Veterans/ex armed forces on probation. The Veterans engagement officers receive referrals from the probation service and complete assessments to identify the needs of the person on probation. We then refer into services such as Armed Forces drop in’s and Breakfast clubs, The Veterans nomination scheme, The Fighting Chance, Tils, DWP Armed Forces Team and SSAFA to name a few. We are engaged in The London Armed Forces Network and the Armed Forces Covenant. Nacro have also signed the Armed Forces Covenant, committing to supporting the Armed Forces community.

Delivery Partners in support

Local Authority

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Newport Veterans Hub

Charity Number:
Company Number: 12784758

Opening Times

Saturday 10:00-12:00

Location

Floor1 Suite 2, Clarence Place,
Newport, Newport NP19 7AA

Contact

David Watkins

07735301163

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

We are Open every Thursday 15:00-19:00 at Newport stadium NP19 4PT come and join us for a brew our last session at Newport Stadium will be 22nd December we will then move to Clarence place NP19 7AA and open every Saturday 1000-1200
*Full disabled access and parking.
-Benefits and PIP support available with the DWP armed forces Champion.
-Access to free match day tickets with Newport County AFC and Newport RFC!
-Opportunities to meet the players for autographs and pictures!
-War pension and AFCS support and advise
-Free training and employment support
-Activity’s and family days out
-NVH Allotment is now open to veterans and their families please contact us for more information
-Housing support and food hampers available.
-Psychotherapist counselling appointments are now available.
-We now have Newport live membership which will allow access to Gym, Swim and Tennis Court hire available to Veterans and their families, this will require signing up to our free membership which offers exclusive access to this service and match day tickets and other free activities. An additional form is required to be completed and an induction to access the gym facilities an email is then sent out to confirm when your membership is active.

Delivery Partners in support

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

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Noon Cregg CIC Veterans’ Retreat

Charity Number:
Company Number: 14341205

Opening Times

24/7 just call

Location

Noon Cregg.
Tsalta
Porkellis Bridge.
Porkellis
Helstone TR13 0HR

Contact

Darren ‘Badger’ Edge

07950463056

Email

Website

Facebook

 

Description

Noon Cregg is a non profit organisation, and we aim to help all veterans, from all services. No matter how you served or who you served with. Readjust to civilian life the natural way. Whatever your Military or Civil Service has been, Noon Cregg offers a peaceful retreat and plenty for you to do to help you readjust.

Noon Cregg is surrounded by beautiful rugged Cornish coastline, prehistoric stone circles and ancient woodlands. This part of Cornwall boasts plenty to see and do whilst also enjoying the peace and quiet of nature. From surfing and snorkelling with Badger who is a local legend, to fishing or hiking, there’s something for everyone.

Delivery Partners in support

The Veterans’ Charity, Phoenix Heroes, NHS, Local Authority

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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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North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Hub

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Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 0900-1700

Location

186 High Street
Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 6EA

Contact

Melissa Worboys

07533846338

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

North Lincolnshire Council has a dedicated Armed Forces Hub to support all of our Armed Forces Community, the hub is at 186 High Street in Scunthorpe.
The hub aims to support all members of the armed forces community with wrap around care, whether that be in relation to health, housing, employment or access to social activities or volunteering opportunities.
The hub is supported by an experienced covenant officer as well as external partnerships together with voluntary community sector groups who are all able to provide expert information advice and support to the whole of the armed forces community.
It has a vibrant community with lots of activities taking place each week.

Delivery Partners in support

Local Authority, Care After Combat, WWTW, TRBL, Op Nova

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North West Veterans Corps of Drums

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Mondays and Wednesdays practice 1900 -2100 plus events

Location

NWVCOD Trafford

Small Pavilion, Crossford Bridge.
Danefield Road
Sale, Greater Manchester M33 7WR

NWVCOD St Helens

Richard Evans Building, West End Road, Haydock, St
Helens, WA11 0AH.

Contact

Kevin Martin

07818445739

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

We offer peer support activities through drumming and flute. We provide music lessons and also information advice and guidance should anyone need any further support.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, Trafford Veterans

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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

Third Friday 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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Phoenix Heroes CIC (UK Wide)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11479548

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Mon – Fri  0900 – 1700

Location

Castle House | South St
Ashby De La Zouch
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE65 1BR

Contact

Gary Stockton

07894389052

Email

Website

Find us on Facebook

Description

Phoenix Heroes CIC build communities, we run our own Veteran Carp Angling Club (VCAC) and hold fishing events around the UK on a monthly basis, we use the fisheries as our meet-up hubs and our beneficiaries come from all parts of the UK.  We have a team of Regional Coordinators that cover most counties and they bring our local beneficiaries together within their own areas and arrange regular fishing days/nights.  All of our beneficiaries are given the option to travel to join us to fish some of the best fisheries in the UK and we are aligned with some very good fisheries in France too.

Under our Tackle 4 Heroes project of which has now gone national, we are able to kit out our veterans with free fishing equipment so they can come and join us on our fishing events, we look after the families too.  We are one of the fastest growing active veteran organisations in the UK under our VCAC initiative and receiving some fantastic support from within the fishing industry.  Within our community, our beneficiaries can access the other services that we provide outside of fishing/community building from employment networking and mental health support.

Delivery Partners in support

Help for Heroes, SSAFA, Project Nova, RFEA, Walking With The Wounded, Get Hooked on Fishing and Sporting Force.

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Plymouth Veterans and Family Hub

Charity Number: 1066776
Company Number: 2610208

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

We are open 09:00 – 16:00 Monday – Friday

Drop-in times are 10:00 – 14:00 Monday – Friday

Brew and Banter every other Friday at the Copthorne Hotel 10:30 – 12:00

Bacon Roll Mornings Every other Friday at the Hub. 10:00 – 12:00

Bingo 1st Wednesday of each month at Mannamead Wellbeing Hub. 17:30 -19:30

Unpaid Carers Support Group 1st Thursday of each month 13:00 – 15:00

Please call for location.

 

Location

Ernest English House
Buckwell Street
Plymouth
PL1 2DA

Contact

Veterans Project Manager

Ann-Marie Woollacott

01752 241057

Email

 

Website

Facebook

 

Description

We have a team of four staff and regular volunteers (all of whom are from the Veteran community) who can provide a wide range of support which includes:

Employment, Housing Support, Unpaid Carers Support – Including Statutory assessments / liaising with Adult Social Care, Welfare Benefits – PIP applications, AA Applications, Universal Credit, UC50, Blue Badge, Bus Pass etc., Social activities – Brew and Banter, Bingo, Carers support, plus seasonal activities.

Peer support and mentoring – one to one support through weekly phone calls, and face to face appointments. Information, advice, and guidance. Improved pathways for veterans to create wider support around the city.

We work with a range of organisations to holistically support a Veteran and their family to achieve goals and set aspirations for their future.

Delivery Partners in support

We work in partnership with Plymouth City Council, SSAFA, Help for Heroes, Royal British Legion, Blind Veterans, Blesma, Battling On, Smart Savings, Op Nova, Op Courage, Defence Medical Welfare Service, RNA, The Royal Marines Charity, Naval Childrens Charity, Shelter, Livewell Southwest, Department of Working Pensions Armed Forces Champions.

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

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PNE Forces

Charity Number: 1130773
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700

Location

Sir Tom Finney Way
Preston, Lancashire PR1 6RU

Contact

Darren Steele

07867 446977

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Introduced a weekly wellbeing session for the football team as well as extending training for an extra 30 minutes.
Entered the North West Vets league and organised regular friendless with other veterans teams.
We played a game with the Preston refugees to spread awareness of integration that was televised.
Outreach signposting and welfare service.
Mental Health awareness events at the stadium.

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, DWP

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Project RECCE CIO

Charity Number: 1195819
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 1000-1600

Location

RECCE HQ,

Hillside Farm,

Werneth Low Road
Stockport,

Cheshire

SK6 4PY

Contact

Neil Houlihan

07760391536

nh@ProjectRECCE.org

John Davies

07540400487

Website

Facebook

Description

Project RECCE has a simple mission;

To become the number one charity in the UK for veterans wishing to enter employment in the construction and STEM industries.

In partnership with The Royal Foundation, The Armed Forces Covenant Fund and tier one Construction Companies, we are developing a pathway for veterans, focused around a two-week, online course, regardless of previous experience, to acquire suitable skills in preparation for a career in the civilian construction industry. We will then assist them to secure an interview, work trial or site visit with one of our strategic partners in the industry.

We are using our networks of influence to change the way things are done.

Delivery Partners in support

DWP, NHS, Local Authority

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Purple Warriors

Charity Number: 1169153
Company Number:

Opening Times

0900-1700 on selected dates for training days or events

Location

Various locations across England, depending on venue for training days and events. Contact for information.

Office:

132a College Road
Bromley
Kent, England BR1 3PF

Contact

Natasza Telfer

07825954985

Website

Email

Facebook

 

Description

We use the sport of dragonboat racing to support the rehabilitation and the improved quality of life of veterans with a physical, neurological or psychological impairment (inclusive of PTSD) which does not need to be caused by their service. This provides a unique experience through training days and events which are held at various locations around the country, as well as offering a fun, safe community which can be accessed on a continuous basis through social forums in between monthly dates. This also offers up opportunity to become involved in your local dragonboat club and paddling for Great Britain! We can also help with travel costs to access our activity if required once you are registered.

We have had incredibly positive feedback from those we support around improvements in many aspects of their lives, but most prominently around health and great friendships.

Families are extremely welcome to come along as well as unimpaired veterans, and supporters which can spectate or for a small annual donation to the charity, participate in activity.

Delivery Partners in support

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Ramsey Armed Force & Veterans Breakfast Club*

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

3rd Saturday of the month 0930 – 1200

Location

White LionUpwood RdBury, Ramsey
Huntingdonshire
PE26 2PA

Contact

Jannette Budd

jannette18@hotmail.com

077885421137

Description

A welcoming place to meet like-minded people over a good Breakfast and loads of good old fashion service. Banter.

Delivery Partners in support

  • SSAFA
  • TRBL
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Local Authority

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Ramsgate Royal British Legion Club*

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

0930 – 1230 every 2nd & 4th Wednesday

Location

Allenby House
16 Cliff Street
Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9HS

Contact

Richard Morgan QVRM

07912372624

Email

Facebook

 

Description

Our drop in centre aims to provide a space where comrades and their families of all ages and partnered agencies can come together, forming a network of mutual support.
Including direct and confidential access to support agencies. We also offer a range of creative activities, aimed at improving well-being for individuals and our community as well as simple chat over a coffee.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, NHS, DWP, Local Authority

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Ringwood Veterans Hub (Ringwood, Hampshire)*

Charity Number: 1204288
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

Membership Secretary

07565 191998

Email

Website

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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Rock2Recovery

Charity Number:
Company Number: 09422840

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

0800 until 2000 every day – office telephone only

Location

Third Floor Office
23 Southernhay West
Exeter, Devon EX1 1PR

Description

We provide specialist one to one intervention coaching for free to any veteran or close family member throughout the UK and overseas. Coaching is limitless. Being non-clinical we do not assess, diagnose or provide any form of opinion on a clients MH. The client is offered one session only and then has to ask for more directly with the coach. The client decides when to stop. Each client is coached to change the meaning they are making of events or the future in order to change the feeling. The work is content free so there is no requirement to relive trauma.
Sessions last a minimum of one hour on video or 2 face-to-face. Video work allows us to reach a veteran or a family member anywhere in the UK or the world.
The client is coached to independence and to become their own coach.

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, ‘Blue Light’ Emergency Services, Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

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Romney Marsh Community Hub

Charity Number: 1093388
Company Number:

Opening Times

Second Friday of the Month 1000-1200

Location

Sunflower House
Rolfe Lane
New Romney, Kent TN28 8JR
United Kingdom

Contact

David Harris

01797 363888

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Tea, cake and camaraderie. Support and advice if needed from local Council Officers, DWP, AF charities and others.

Delivery Partners in support

RBL, DWP, Local Authority, RBLI, Romney Marsh Community Hub services

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Rovers Armed Forces Veterans Club

Charity Number: 1117122
Company Number: 05904736

Opening Times

Tuesday 10:30 – 12:00

Location

Blackburn Rovers FC,

Legends Lounge,

Darwen End Stand
Nuttall Street
Ewood Park,

Lancashire

BB2 4JF
United Kingdom

Contact

Chris McGrail

01254 508256

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

We run a weekly breakfast club every Tuesday morning at the iconic Ewood Park which is the home of Blackburn Rovers FC. Our base within Ewood Park is the Legend Lounge for the first two Tuesdays of each month, then on the third Tuesday we join visit RBL Blackburn Branch based at East Lancashire Cricket Club. Other things that we offer:

  • Refreshments – Tea/Coffee & Bacon Butties (small charge)
  • Welfare advice
  • Mental Health support
  • Signposting
  • Trips
  • Physical activity – various activities from walking to different sports

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, VLHM, RBL Blackburn & Darwen, VIC, Healthier Heroes

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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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Royal Hospital Chelsea Veterans’ Outreach

Charity Number: 1076414
Company Number: 03701005

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monthly timing dependent on event. See website and ASDIC Community Hub for updates.

Location

Prince Philip Building
West Road
London SW3 4NL

Contact

Jonathan`Lowe

074327272919

Email

Website

 

Description

Our model is based upon co-operation with other existing service charities both in London and beyond where we might enhance the support offer to service veterans. We currently hold a monthly ‘Gateway’ event aimed at attracting Service Veterans, including Merchant Navy of state pensionable age from the Greater London area. Each event has a theme aimed at the older cohort of veterans but which may be attended by others outside the target group. We have begun to establish a database of older veterans who might benefit from being invited to join activities routinely enjoyed by residents of the RHC, ie: – Chelsea Pensioners.

Our expansion plans are focused on collaboration with other service charities nationwide as well as the NHS for which association with the RHC brand might be of benefit.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, NHS, DWP

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Salford Veterans Community Centre

Charity Number:
Company Number: 13199932

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 0900-1500

Location

15 The Mall
Eccles Shopping Centre
Salford, Greater Manchester M30 0EA

Contact

Carl Blower

07904376275

Email

Facebook

Description

The Centre is over two floors with the first floor consisting of a “1940” style café. This is for use by the community, veterans and Emergency Workers to use. Its focus is to promote the interaction of Veterans in the community and assist with mental health and well-being.

Upstairs is phase two and the next project. This will consist of a large meeting/focus room which can be used by agencies. There will also be a therapist / counselling room for one to one or group activities for veterans and EW. The vision is for the centre to be a first contact point for a veteran/EW in need of assistance. With a committee of local and national agencies at hand, the service user will get the help and guidance required.

A business plan has just been submitted to expand to the unit next door to give a wider service to veterans/community and EW.

Delivery Partners in support

TRBL, NHS, DWP, Citizens Advice Bureau, Local Authority, Salford CVS, Groundwork GM – Operation Re-Org

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Salute Her UK

Charity Number: 1195683
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900-1700

Location

John Willie Sams Centre
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE23 7HS

Contact

Paula Edwards

01912504877

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Women veterans in the United Kingdom are an invisible, marginalised and frequently ignored population within the veteran community. Salute Her UK is a strong voice advocating for a holistic, compassionate continuum of services, treatment and care for our women veterans, families, care givers and care providers.
Salute Her UK works to improve the lives of UK women veterans by addressing the distinct and intersectional needs of women veterans. We highlight the unique and often unrecognised challenges facing women veterans both during and after service. For example, issues regarding gender, age, social class, race, disability and sexual orientation.
Salute Her UK is the only trauma informed, tri service, gender specific trauma hub in the UK.
MISSION STATEMENT
We want to provide a bespoke service to all women who have served in the Armed Forces by focusing on the physical, emotional and social and spirtual aspects of life while advocating, empowering, and educating women on their path to a life full of meaning and growth.
VISION
To empower women veterans and provide them with the tools they need to live successful meaningful lives filled with passion, purpose, prosperity and the opportunity to be of service to others.

Delivery Partners in support

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Sharks Forces

Charity Number: 1142956
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday 1000-1200, Wednesday 1500-1630 plus other events

Location

AJ Bell Stadium
1 Stadium Way, Manchester

Office address:

Sale Sharks Training Ground, Carrington Lane
Manchester M31 4AB

Contact

Eddie Owen

07525857195

Website

Email

Description

A weekly timetable, that includes:

Social Hubs
Friends & Family Provision
Welfare Walks
Physical Activity Sessions
An Allotment Project
Access to Sale Sharks matchday tickets

Delivery Partners in support

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Shots Foundation

Charity Number:
Company Number: 08362929

Opening Times

Last Wednesday of every month 1030 – 1230hrs

Location

John McGinty Lounge at The EBB Stadium

High Street
Aldershot
Hampshire GU11 1TW

Contact

Jack McGee

07511 919920

Email

Website

Description

The Hub is a key place for veterans and their families to come to in times of crisis and tough times. In addition to this, we hope the Hub will become a staging post to other services, as well as offering drop in clinics and advice services from the mainstream charities and local government services. The Veterans Hub, above all things, will bring together veterans within the local community in order that none of them ever feel left behind or forgotten about.

We meet on the last Wednesday of the month – and the Hub is growing from to strength with a few Vets becoming regulars. In addition to our coffee mornings we give our Vets free tickets to attend our league matches – a scheme that has benefitted several Vets that now look forward to weekends and the opportunity to watch football matches in a safe and fun atmosphere.

Delivery Partners in support

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Shropshire Armed Forces Outreach Hub

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

1st and 3rd Monday of the month Palmers Café 1000-1215
2nd Tuesday every month Bridgnorth Library 1000-1200
Last Wednesday every month RAF Shawbury 1000-1200
Monday- Friday RJAH 9.00 – 4.00

Location

Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND

Contact

Sarah Kerr

01743 255931

Email

Website

Facebook

 

Description

Shropshire Armed Forces Outreach provides wraparound support for our veteran community in the local authority and beyond. We provide information, advice and guidance working with a number of the service charities to ensure that the veterans and their families are offered the help and support they deserve. This can be as simple as them attending the various outreach locations for company, to providing support with housing, benefits, physical and mental health, and employment.
We also work with a number of the local agencies who regularly refer veterans to the outreach for additional support. Many of these agencies have signed the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge their support to the military community.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS, DWP, Walking with the Wounded, The Ark, Combat Stress, Fighting with Pride

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SMART Veterans

Charity Number: SC046247 1160516
Company Number:

Opening Times

Tuesday 1100-1230 SVR Edinburgh, Whitefoord House, Edinburgh EH8 8BS,

Wednesday 1900-2030 Online,

Friday 1100-1230 SVR Glasgow, Bellrock Close, Glasgow G33 3HU,

Sunday 1900-2030 Online

Location

Online,

Service Veterans Residence
Bellrock Close, Glasgow

Contact

Johnny Allison

Email

07498923309

Janine Crowdy

Email

 

Description

The SMART Veterans Programme has used the four key points of SMART Recovery and adapted these to suit the needs for veterans with an addictive or compulsive behaviour.

Research documents that an alarming number of veterans returning from military deployment and combat suffer from addiction. The traumatic experiences encountered on the battlefield can overwhelm coping skills and cause mental health conditions. Many veterans will self-medicate with alcohol and substances or engage in risky behaviours that can compound problems.

Delivery Partners in support

‘Blue Light’ Emergency Services, Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

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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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Sporting Force Recovery Centre

Charity Number: 1169441
Company Number: 10008613

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 0900-1700

Location

36 Blackwellgate
Darlington, Durham DL1 5HW

Contact

Jacqui Nicholson

Email

07834370780

Website

Facebook

Description

Support centre- military charities hub with Welfare Officers and Well-being Coaches. Employment support- training and qualifications.
Gym and Recovery Centre – fitness programs- sporting events
Families Programs- camps and activities
Access to the partnership network of military support organisations across the NE

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, NHS, DWP, Citizens Advice Bureau, Defence Medical Welfare, Care after Combat, Fighting with Pride, We Are With You

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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

1000-1400 Veterans ‘Banter & Brew’

Every Monday: Community Garden, The North Stables, Pitchforth Race Course, Worcester

1st Tuesday of the month: Worcester Hub

Every Wednesday: Upton upon Severn

Last Wednesday of the month: The Wellbeing Centre, Oldbury

Every Thursday: Kidderminster

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

07930657568

0121 7922 723

dawn@stepway.org

www.stepway.org

Facebook

Description

The Drop-in is for all Veterans, no matter your circumstance or background. It is a safe place for you to meet like-minded people who have walked the walk. It is a place to make new friends A place where you can relax, pull up a chair and have a brew with your muckers. Somewhere you can have regular FREE refreshments throughout the day.

Delivery Partners in support

DWP, Poppy Factory, Op-Courage, DMWS, RFEA (Employment charity), Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, Salvation Army, Employment Plus, Combat Stress and SSAFA. We are part of the VPPP portfolio with 11 other charities covering the Midlands.

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Stockport County Community Trust – The Naafi Break

Charity Number: 13241679
Company Number: 13241679

Opening Times

Thursday 1000 – 1200

Location

County Community Trust, Edgeley Park
Hardcastle Road
Stockport, Cheshire SK3 9DD

Contact

Mark Ward

0161 266 2700

Email

Website

Description

We currently offer two programmes, one is a Armed Forces football team that represents the club. The second programme is The Naafi Break which is a free social group offering tea, coffee and biscuits in a unique setting within the ground with various activities on offer to participants.

Delivery Partners in support

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

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Swansea Veterans Hub*

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Saturdays 1000-1200

Location

St Helens Rugby Football Club.
Bryn Road
Brynmill, Swansea SA20AR

Contact

Wayne Jenkins

07522 456578

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

With the support of Ospreys In the Community and Swansea City AFC Foundation, SVH has the use of a room at St Helens RFC. Open every Saturday 10:00-12:00 at St Helens Stadium with a drop-in Hub holding coffee mornings where vulnerable veterans can come together in a non-threatening, comfortable environment, allowing specialist volunteers to identify those most at risk, offer them wellbeing strategies, and signpost them to alternative therapies and treatments.

In addition to these activities, SVH helps raise awareness amongst organisations and the public to the problems affecting veterans with mental health issues and how they can help.

Support available 24hrs a day on 07916227411

Delivery Partners in support

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

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The Armed Forces Community Hub and Heritage Trail in Tedworth Park – The Armed Forces Equine Charity

Charity Number: 1184971
Company Number: 11843722

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

0900 – 1700

Location

The Armed Forces Community Hub and Heritage Trail
Tedworth Park
Tidworth, Wiltshire SP9 7AH

Contact

Natalie Muggeridge

07535 370917

Email

Website

Facebook

 

Description

We support serving members of the Armed Forces, their partners and families; military veterans and those who have been bereaved; alongside the local community around where the Armed Forces are based.
We promote the efficiency of the Armed Forces, by nurturing talent, broadening opportunity and supporting the mental, physical and emotional well-being needs.

A great place for a brew and banter. An information hub full of information about veteran supporting agencies. A 1.5 heritage trail (flat walk) with 47 reflective boards covering 400 years of military history. A sage and welcoming place to go in a beautiful grade 1 listed park.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, NHS, Local Authority

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The Block, Armed Forces Foundation

Charity Number: 12949232
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 1330 – 1730

Location

241-243 Walton Road
Liverpool
Merseyside L4 4AR

Contact

Colin Eastaway

07501181810

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Our office is run by veterans and volunteers who are all share similar experiences and our door is open every Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 13:30 until 17:00.

All ex-forces & their families are welcome. Once a month we also hold a Hotpot Friday session for our veterans, including regular Pizza afternoons. Its true what they say, a soldier marches on their stomach so come join us for banter, brews and some good old fashioned range stew.

We offer a wide range of support including on site holistic therapies, assisting veterans with OP courage NHS veteran’s mental health service and direct referrals to supported housing schemes across the U.K We also provide advice and assistance with addiction, recovery and many training and employment opportunities.

MENTAL HEALTH AND OP COURAGE REFERRALS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNATIES
ADDICTION AND RECOVERY SUPPORT
CRISIS PREVENTION
CIVILIAN TRANSITION
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
BREWS AND BANTER

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA
NHS
DWP
Local Authority

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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 Fighting Chance – Fitzroy Lodge Boxing Club

Charity Number: 1194283
Company Number: 10959522

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Office: Monday-Friday 0900-1700

Tuesday – Better Together open to all Veterans

  • 10.00 meet at the Corner Café, 82 Hercules Rd, London SE1 7JY
  • 10.30 – 12.00 boxing session at Fitzroy Lodge Boxing Club, 180 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
  • Nearest stations: Lambeth North, Waterloo

Wednesday – Women Only

  • 10.30 meet at the Bridge the Gap Café, 153 Battersea Park Road SW8 4BX
  • 11.00 – 12.30 boxing session at MMA Den, Arch 68 Queen’s Circus, Prince of Wales Dr, Queenstown Rd, London SW8 4NE
  • Nearest stations: Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, Battersea Power Station

Friday – Veteran Drop-In

  • 18.00 – 19.00 boxing session at Fitzroy Lodge Boxing Club, 180 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
  • Nearest stations: Lambeth North, Waterloo

Location

Drop-In:

Fitzroy Lodge Boxing Club
180 Lambeth Road
London, UK London SE1 7JY

Office:

The Fighting Chance
8 Northumberland Avenue
London WC2N 5BY

Contact

Imran Khalil

020 3005 2866

07961 697433

Email

Website

Facebook

 

Description

THE FIGHTING CHANCE uses boxing training to bring about improvements in people’s lives. Everyone deserves the support they need to feel better, get training or find work – No one should be left behind. OUR MISSION is to improve people’s lives through boxing training. We support those who need it most to feel better, improve wellbeing, find work and access training. We engage and inspire while offering personalised support that change lives.

A Veteran specific programme is running through 2022 – 2023., designed to support Veterans through boxing training programmes with a focus on improving health & wellbeing and employability. Programmes running weekly for Veterans and their family.

Drop-In, at Fitzroy Lodge Boxing club, is run by Veterans Boxing coaches. It includes those with no boxing experience and reducing social isolation and loneliness by providing a regular physical group activity in a friendly and supportive environment.  The Fighting Chance is well established at Fitzroy Lodge Boxing Club and many Veterans already train there on our various programmes.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, NHS, DWP, Local Authority, Veterans in the Criminal Justice System.

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The Icarus Charity

Charity Number: SC049263
Company Number: CS003978

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Online – 24/7 call handling

Location

Third Floor, 3 Hill Street
New Town
Edinburgh, EH2 3JP

Nationwide

 

Contact

Christine Webb

07522909225

Email

Website

Main telephone number: 0333 987 5055

Description

Online mental health care and support. ICARUS is a veteran-led mental health treatment charity. We provide therapy, counselling and help for the range of difficulties and problems which often evolve from trauma, PTSD or other commonly related conditions, such as anger-management, excessive alcohol use and drug abuse. We are open to all the uniformed services, whether in the Army, Navy or the Air Force.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, NHS

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The Last Post Veterans Drop In and Museum

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Open every day. Mon-Wed 1100-2100 hrs. Thu-Sat 1100-0100 hrs (inc Bank Holidays)

Location

The Last Post,
Cranworth Street
Thornaby, Durham TS17 7DR

Contact

Julia Cooper

Email

07999 439064

Description

About The Last Post Memorial Bar & Museum
1 Free Sunday lunches for Veterans, OAP’s and those that need it. Free teas coffees all day for OAP’s and veterans free hot food for homeless along with sleeping bag if needed ( there’s a wet room for them to use too)
2 Hospital and care home visits taking items like pyjamas, slippers, socks, toothpaste needed items. 3 Veterans Breakfast clubs monthly, and bacon butty club once a week, and bingo for our OAP’s
4 Regimental Reunions, a venue to hold a reunion. Care home get together afternoon tea’s on our premises, we can organise mini busses to bring residents over to us.
5 Shoe boxes and care boxes for our deployed serving personnel and homeless.
6 School educational visits to the museum free of charge
7 A secure haven and first port of call for many veterans and the community seeking help, advice and guidance.
8 The Museum – a show case of memorabilia from all over the world handed over to me over a nine year period along with my own collection on display. The Museum is a charity in its own right and contains items belonging to the Victoria Cross Association.
9 The Memorial Bar and Museum is a unique personal tribute to those who lost their lives in all conflicts. It is a place of respect where loved ones can send photographs and memorabilia to me and i personally put them on display. Great care is taken of all the memorabilia, photos etc brought in.
10 Free Christmas dinners for veterans homeless and lonely people, free meals where needed & Easter eggs to care homes .
11. Humanitarian aid collection and runs out to Poland and Ukraine.
12 Remembrance Sunday – we offer free hot drinks and hot food throughout the day to everyone who comes after the parade. We also support Armed Forces Day and the venue is open to families and Associations etc to organise events . This is a small insight of just some of what goes on behind the scenes. Together we can offer more…

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, Local Authority

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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 Charity (Barnstaple)

Charity Number: 1123149
Company Number: 06484880

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900-1700

Location

The Veterans Charity
Unit 7, Seven Brethren Bank
Barnstaple, North Devon
EX31 2AS

Also at:
The Veterans Halt
Polmenor Downs North
Gwinear
Nr Hayle
Cornwall
TR27 5JH

Contact

Danny Greeno

01271 371001

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Immediate needs support for Veterans facing hardship. Mental health first aid, welfare advice, signposting and referrals to other organisations, refreshments.

We are shortly going to begin construction of ‘The Veterans Depot’, the first and only Veterans Hub in North Devon which will offer a safe and relaxing space for breakfast clubs, drop in sessions, presentation/therapy sessions from partner organisations, beneficial community group meetings, creative sessions and more.

Also we have created a new hub ‘The Veterans Halt’, a joint project with Active Plus and Who Dares Works – watch this space or get in touch for more details!

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, DWP, Local Authority

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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 (IOW) CiC

Charity Number: 13024589
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 16:00

Sat 0900 – 1300

Location

162 High Street
Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2HT
United Kingdom

Contact

Dale Hillier

07980921419

dale@usetech.co.uk

Home

https://www.facebook.com/veteranshubiow

Description

The mission of the Veterans Hub Isle of Wight is clear. To relieve the hardship faced by veterans, currently serving personnel, and associated family and friends who have a direct connection with the Isle of Wight, either past or present, in respect of finance, trauma, isolation and well-being. The Isle of Wight has a high number of Military Veterans living here and over the last few years after long friendly conversations with service personnel both past and present, their families and friends. We found that there was the need for a Veterans Community Hub on the Island

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA

NHS

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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The Veterans’ Drop-in at St Pancras Hospital

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Time:           1700 hrs to 1900 hrs.

Dates:

Thu 30th June,
Thu 21st July,
Thu 25th August,
Thu 29th September,
Thu 20th October,
Thu 17th November.

Location

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

Contact

Rob Henderson

Richard Chalmers

0203 317 6818

Robert.Henderson@Candi.nhs.uk

Richard.Chalmers@Candi.nhs.uk

Website

St Pancras Hospital,

4th Floor, West Wing,

4 St Pancras Way,

London.

NW1 0PE

Description

We are pleased to announce the relaunch of the Veterans’ Drop-in at St Pancras Hospital, an integral part of reaching veterans and families from across Greater London. The Drop-in is offered in collaboration with NHS Op Courage and multiple partners across the veteran community. It supports veterans to access a range of help with health and social issues, via specialist case workers and peers.

All ex-service personnel are welcome, no matter service length. This includes serving personnel with a set discharge date.

Standard offering:

  • NHS clinical specialists able to take referrals and talk through mental health and wellbeing needs.
  • Regional representatives of the London Department of Work and Pensions veterans’ champions.
  • Peer support, including advocacy and social needs.
  • Support to access the NHS Veterans’ Trauma Network (VTN), for physical health, chronic pain and injury support.
  • Housing advice.
  • Access to veterans’ community groups and social activities: fitness, friendship and reducing social isolation.
  • Employment, retraining and personnel development support
  • Finances, including debt management
  • Addiction
  • Confidential families support

We provide free tea, coffee, and other snacks, including Old Jamaica ginger beer.

Please keep an eye on this page for future events and engagement opportunities.

Delivery Partners in support

Stoll, QVSR, SSAFA, WWTW, RBL, Fighting Chance, Alcoholics Anonymous, Armed Forces Breakfast Club, DWP Armed Forces Champions, NHS Veterans Service User Group, and the NHS ‘Operation Courage’ Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.

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The Warrior Programme

Charity Number: 1120893
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900-1700

Location

Nationwide – contact for details

1 Thorpe Close
London W10 5XL

 

Contact

0808 801 0898

Email

Website

 

Description

Our programme enables individuals to manage their emotions and to develop the resilience, focus and motivation to succeed in today’s world. The programme has been developed over the last fifteen years to meet the demands and challenges experienced by past and present members of the armed forces and their families.

Delivery Partners in support

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Tom Harrison House (Liverpool)

Charity Number: 1154510
Company Number: 08675134

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900-1700

Location

4 Argyle Road
Anfield
Liverpool, Merseyside L4 2RS

Contact

Ross Forrest

0151 909 8481

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Tom Harrison House is an addiction recovery centre for ex-forces personnel.

We support veterans from across the UK and from all three services – The Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force – as well as reservists, still-serving soldiers, and those who work or have worked in the emergency services.

We also offer support to the family members of those who access our programme.

Based in Liverpool, our centre was opened in 2014 as a response to the fact that there were no military-specific addiction services in the UK, especially for veterans struggling to access mainstream, civilian services or who found these services were inappropriate for them.

We work in close partnership with statutory and community organisations to provide a trauma-informed, residential addiction treatment programme across three key stages:

Open Access Referral & Mentor Support
12-Week Residential Recovery Programme
Aftercare and Resettlement Support

Our team of addiction specialists comprises both civilian and ex-forces personnel. We are supported by our dedicated team of volunteers, all of whom have been through the programme themselves and have subsequently completed a course in volunteering and peer mentorship.

Our live-in support team are also on hand outside of programme hours to make sure that all beneficiaries have round-the-clock access to the support and assistance of the team

Delivery Partners in support

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Tommy’s Huddersfield CIC

Charity Number:
Company Number: 14503826

Opening Times

Tuesday – Friday 0700-1400 Saturday 1000 – 1500

Location

17 Station Street
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 1LS

Contact

Jennie Thorn

07984569965

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

We are a coffee lounge is Huddersfield, providing safe spaces for Veterans and families. We help combat social isolation and suicide, through various group activities, care home to Tommy’s coffee mornings, days out, arts and craft therapy groups, veterans and veterans in care Christmas dinners, letter writing activities for those that are home alone through Give a few words, visits to veterans in Hospitals, sensory play days for families with disabled and or autistic children. The Mess Club Dinners and more.
We have created a safe and warm place to come and be yourself, you can sit with a brew and read a book, do a puzzle book, play board games and cards, or you can get involved with old stories and go down memory lane with like minded people. If you simply want to sit in quiet then this is not a problem, you can join in when you are ready. There is no pressure to join in or drink up and leave, you can sit for as long as you like.
Our staff provide peer to peer support and if we feel you need a little bit more help we will sit and help sign post you to the right people to help.
We serve hot and cold foods, along with our own brand of coffee, teas and cold drinks. Our popular food choices are the Currywurst and Bratwurst straight from Germany, for those who served in Germany its like you never left, our ingredients are brought in direct for Germany for that authentic taste. This also peaks a lot of old stories shared and most laughter alongside.
As we grow we will have Volunteer positions, so keep an eye out.
We regularly have Breakfast clubs use Tommy’s as a meeting place, we do not hold a license for alcohol, as we understand that a lot of veterans may have addictions, this is a place where you can come and feel at ease knowing there is nothing on site.
We have free WiFi, students and anyone wanting a change of scenery for remote working are more than welcome.
Our projects are constantly growing the more we grow and network.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, TRBL, Local Authority

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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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Turn to Starboard

Charity Number: 1161201
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Contact for details of courses

See website

Location

Turn to Starboard, BFOB
North Parade
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2TF

Contact

Helen Jane

01326 314262

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Sailing experiences and RYA qualifications all free of charge (no sailing experience necessary). Food and accommodation are provided aboard our boats, foul weather gear, and lifejackets included. Participants just have to pay for transport to Falmouth.

Delivery Partners in support

Active Plus

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V1P Lanarkshire Access Point

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Access Point runs every Thursday 2-4pm at Centrepoint in Wishaw. Our service runs 9-5pm, Monday – Friday.

Location

Veterans First Point (V1P) Lanarkshire
The Houldsworth Centre ML2 7LP

Contact

Dr Jennifer Ring

0300 303 3051

Website

Email

 

Description

V1P Lanarkshire is a specialist peer support and psychology service for veterans residing in Lanarkshire. The services we provide are:

Veteran peer support: peer support workers are all veterans themselves and provide support around a number of social and welfare issues including finance, employment, health, social isolation, housing, and well-being.
Specialist Psychology: trained and accredited clinicians to provide evidence-based psychological assessment and intervention.
Access Point: a community space to meet other veterans for information, commaraderie, support, signposting, banter & a brew.
Access Point Programme: monthly guest slots at weekly access points on a range of issues.
Family members/carers’/partners: information pack and one-off support sessions for family members/carers/partners.

Delivery Partners in support

Pain Association Scotland, Lanarkshire Carers Association, Veterans UK, and many more local partners.

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Veteran Support Drop In Swindon*

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Veterans Support & Social

Last Tuesday of each month 1130 -1430

Veterans Support Activities

Every Monday 1000 – 1300

Location

Sanford House, Sanford Street, Swindon SN1 1HE.

Contact

Katie Linstead

07563 251669

Email

Facebook

 

Description

The Veterans Support Drop In Swindon offers support to all veterans in the area. Each drop in has a number of charities and organisations there to help with any support that is needed. Refreshments are also available.

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, DWP, Citizens Advice Bureau, Help for Heroes, Op Courage, RBL, Veterans UK, Forces Online.

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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 & Families Recovery College (Wallsend)

Charity Number: 1164040
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900-1700

Location

10 Frank Street
Wallsend
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE28 6RN

Contact

Eric Haley

0191 3084030

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

The Veterans & Families Recovery College offers mental health support, including one-one counselling sessions.  The college also provides addiction support and conducts two SMART Recovery events each week. We can also offer support to veterans who would like to take part in our outdoor therapy activities, including canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, and forestry skills.  In addition we have weekly anxiety/arts and crafts/tea & toast groups.  We also provide assistance with veterans who need benefits help or completing forms etc.  The Recovery College also has an IT suite which may be used free of charge for those who may need to search for jobs or other advice online.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, NHS, Local Authority, CTS

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Veterans and Community Hub (VC Hub) CIC & Caffinaafi

Charity Number:
Company Number: 14778680

Opening Times

Contact Naomi Horlock for times and events

Location

Connah’s Quay Resource Centre

Fron Road

Connahs Quay

Flintshire CH5 4PJ

 

Contact

Naomi Horlock

Email

07884361846

Facebook

Description

The Veterans & Community Hub (the VC Hub) CIC is a newly founded, largely veteran-led organisation based in Connahs Quay, Deeside. The VC Hub is a not-for-profit company set-up to support military veterans, their families and the community in the Deeside area and beyond. 

In March Connah’s Quay Town Council agreed to give us a home in a building that had once housed a café. This inspired us to create Caffinaafi, a community café with an ethos that echoes the best qualities of military and civilian social spaces – connection, good humour, a sense of acceptance and belonging, support and camaraderie  – along with a decent brew and great coffee.

We are an unfunded organisation dependant on raising income from donations and trading Caffinaafi. As well as this new partnership with 5 Aside Chess, we collaborate with arts organisations such as Re-live and Theatr Clwyd, military organisations such as SSAFA and Woody’s Lodge and statutory agencies such as the Probation Service and DWP. Our well-being activities for veterans and their families include: song-writing, singing, guitar and cornet sessions, model-making and military history groups. We plan to expand the programme and to develop our ideas for a second venue in a semi-rural setting to accommodate some of the more sensitive work we do.

Caffinaafi is supported by Connah’s Quay Town Council, SSAFA, the local and ex-military community and our customers. 

Caffinaafi is open Tuesday – Friday 10 – 4pm. Pease contact us for information about our developing programme for veterans. From 2024 we will begin using Caffinaafi in from 4 – 8/8.30pm for veteran and community sessions in using after school Digital Detox; Men’s group; Female Veteran’s group; Music/Jamming sessions. 

Delivery Partners in support

The Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes, Woody’s 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 Central – West Raynham SHQ

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

2nd and 3rd Saturday each month 1100 to 1500

1st and 4th Wednesday each month 1100-1500

Location

SHQ
Blenheim Way
West Raynham Business Park, Norfolk NR21 7PL

Contact

Ken Delve

0737 9487241

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Support military and emergency veterans and the larger community in wellbeing, socialization and community activities. Many aspects of the facility support wellbeing through engagement and participation, or simply by finding a quiet and supportive environment.

 

Core uses include:

  • Veterans Hub for individuals and organisations
  • Meeting space for charities and organisations
  • Admin space for charities and organisations
  • Veterans Help Exchange: providing details of where veterans can seek help and support
  • Veterans Business Support Exchange: providing details of businesses owned or operated by veterans or dependents of veterans
  • External wellbeing and support spaces, including Garden of Remembrance, Wellbeing and Therapy Garden

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA
TRBL
Local Authority

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Veterans Community (Lanarkshire) SCIO

Charity Number:
Company Number: SC049087

Opening Times

Veterans Hub open Monday – Thursday 1000 – 1400. Veterans Cafe open Friday 1000 – 1300

Location

59 Shieldmuir Street
Craigneuk
Motherwell, Lanarkshire ML2 7TJ

Contact

Scott Muir

07718 632212

Email

Website

Facebook

 

Description

Veterans Community (Lanarkshire) SCIO is a charity that supports the veterans community (ex-Armed Forces Veterans and their families) within the Lanarkshire Area. Our aim is to provide support and guidance to the whole veterans community. We also run a monthly activities calendar for everyone to enjoy.
The charity operates a veterans community hub in Craigneuk and also a drop-in cafe, on a Friday, in the Kings Church in Motherwell.

Delivery Partners in support

TRBL, NHS, Citizens Advice Bureau, Local Authority

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Veterans Drop-In East Grinstead*

Charity Number: 1127168
Company Number: 06695518

Opening Times

Friday 1000-1200

Location

Glen Vue Community Hub
Railway Approach
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 1BS

Description

We offer refreshments, welfare advice, signposting, support, friendship

Delivery Partners in support

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Veterans First Point Fife (Lochore, Fife)

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Every other Weds 1330-1500

Location

Lochore Meadows Visitor CentreLochore, Lochgelly
Fife KY5 8BA

Contact

Dean McMinn

fife.veteransfirstpoint@nhs.scot

01383 565128

Description

Comradeship and a Cuppa. The Drop-In is an opportunity for V1P registered veterans to come along and socialise with fellow veterans, meet already involved veterans, and meet the Peer Support Workers. The Drop-In provides a welcoming and relaxed space for veterans to come together for a sociable chat and a cuppa.  Open to all registered V1P Veterans.  Those not registered are welcome to drop in to arrange a registration appointment.

Veterans F1rst Point is a service designed by veterans, for veterans, run in partnership with NHS Fife.  V1P provides services in four main areas:  information and signposting, understanding and listening, social support, health and wellbeing.   As a team, we combine personal experience of military life and the ability to help meet veterans’ welfare and mental health needs.

Delivery Partners in support

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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 EH3 9DS

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 First Point NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 1000 – 1600

Location

12 – 14 Bridgegate
Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8BQ

Contact

Lindsay Kirkwood

Email

01294 310400

Website

Facebook

 

Description

Peer support

Refreshments

Welfare advice

Access to Psychological & Psychiatric Assessment & Treatment

Housing advice

Support with addictions

Support for veteran’s family members

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA
NHS
DWP
Citizens Advice Bureau
Local Authority

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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

Ian Tumilty

0151 261 9878

07862 351935

ian.tumilty@veteranshqliverpool.com

Website

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 (Sunderland)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11321939

Opening Times

Weekdays 0900-1700

Tuesdays 1000-1300 at The Gunners

 

 

 

Location

1 Roker Ave,

Sunderland SR6 0BY

Tuesday Drop in 1000-1300

The Gunners

10-11 Mary St,

Sunderland SR1 3NH

 

 

Contact

Ger Fowler

07398 916590

01915671878

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

Springboard North East (training), Sunderland City Council,  Northumbria University Veterans Hub (research project), Gentoo (housing), Sunderland Integrated Care Board, Sunderland GP Alliance, Sunderland Carers centre, DWP,  Thirteen (accommodation), Impact North East (counselling), Sunderland Association Football Club, Fitness 2000,  Gunners Club, Advantex, Sunderland Uni, Sunderland Collage, Tall image, IG Media.

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Veterans In Custody Support – HMP Leeds

Charity Number:
Company Number:

Opening Times

Daily 0730 – 1700

Location

HMP Leeds
Gloucester Terrace
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 2TJ

Contact

John Baker

01132032796

Email

Description

Veterans In Custody (VICs) has been established for prisoners who have served in any of the Armed Forces. It works to raise awareness amongst ex-Service personnel in prison and probation of the help and support available to them and to their families whilst they serve their sentence and as they prepare for release. The overall aim of VICS is to help support and reduce reoffending amongst the Veterans community.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, NHS, Care After Combat, Local Authority

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Veterans into Logistics

Charity Number: 1198343
Company Number: 14300119

Opening Times

Friday 0900 – 1300

Other times by appointment

Location

Office 153 Birch Mill
Heywood
Greater Manchester
OL10 2QQ

 

Contact

John Harker

0330 111 9320

 

john@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)

Charity Number:
Company Number: 11825354

Opening Times

Thursday 1000 – 1400

Location

VLHM Hub/Museum
Ordnance Street
Blackburn
BB1 3AE

 

Contact

hello@vlhm.co.uk

Wayne Hester

07921 803853

Facebook

Website

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 Network of Wellbeing

Charity Number: SCO21861
Company Number: SC225268

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0915 – 1530

Location

Networks of Wellbeing
34 West Park Street
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 8DY

Contact

Fiona Alderson

01466 793732

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Counselling, Relaxation sessions, Mindfulness sessions, Veterans Breakfasts (2 x monthly), Veterans Activitydays, Veterans Awaydays. We propose to start Veterans Peer Support and Drop-in from mid-September.
Once set up we hope to link to Legion Scotland, SSAFA, NHS Services.
Please note that our Veterans Project is one of many services we operate. We are a community based Mental Health charity offering a range of supports and services to people aged 11 and over. Our Veterans Project is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and by the Scottish Veterans Fund.
Our Charity has been in operation since 1992 and our Veterans Project has been running since 2019, though it dropped off during COVID and picked up again at the end of last year.

Delivery Partners in support

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Veterans Outdoors

Charity Number: 1175204
Company Number:

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700

Location

c/o 4 Stonesclose
Modbury, Devon PL21 0RZ
United Kingdom

Contact

Si Richardson

07760 729080

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

Based in the South West, Veterans Outdoors is a unique charity offering support, friendship and outdoor wellbeing activities in some of the regions most beautiful locations.  We understand the therapeutic benefits of working with horticulture, nature and animals or simply just being outdoors walking, kayaking, learning rural craft skills or just sitting around the fire drinking tea.  We do al this and more – and our activities are open to anyone who has served in HM Forces, is still serving or who has a family/spousal connection.

We also have Project ARTEMIS, which is run by females for females. A bespoke set of events and activities specifically designed for female veterans, as we understand that the journey through service, transition and beyond is a completely different experience to that of male veterans.

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, DWP

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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

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 supported by Smart Savings

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

Simon Judge

simon@smartsavings.org.uk

07543 282303

Jane Jiwa

jane@smartsavings.org.uk

07760214254

01209 212579

Facebook

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:

96 – 98 King Street

Tyne and Wear
South Shields
NE33 1JE

Office address:

7 Beach Road
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

DIAL (Drop-In & Activity Lounges)

West Molesey, Surrey

Every Monday 1000 – 1600


Walton on Thames

Thursday & Friday 1000 – 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 Wellbeing Hub (Loughborough)

Charity Number: 1192208
Company Number:

Opening Times

Loughborough Hub Fridays 1000-1300,

Rutland Drop In Third Wednesday each month 1030-1200,

Leicester City Drop In Third Thursday each month 1100-1300

Location

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre, Ground Floor, Asha House
63 Woodgate
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2TZ

Contact

Helen Carter

01509 606370

Email

Website

Facebook

 

Description

We are funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust ‘Veterans’ Places, Pathways, People’ programme and are working in partnership with a range of organisations and military charities across the Midland Regions.
We are a community based group of veterans and volunteers who are working together with a range of veteran/Armed Forces local and national charities to provide advice, support and guidance for veterans and their families. We have regular visits from the Armed Forces Champions from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) who can check your benefit entitlement and help with any DWP related queries.
We offer safe and welcoming spaces open to all Armed Forces Veterans in Loughborough, Leicester City Centre and Oakham. A place to meet other veterans, take part in a range of activities, learn self help techniques (e.g. mindfulness) and improve your mental health and wellbeing.
We will also help veterans and their families with a range of issues that they might be facing and signpost them to support services to assist them further, e.g. Mental and Physical Health, Housing, Debt, Relationships, Education, Employment, Volunteering, Peer Support, Training and Skills.
We run a weekly Veterans Wellbeing Hub at our Loughborough Base as well as a monthly drop in session in Oakham, Rutland at Oakham Baptist Church on third Wednesday each month 10:30am-12pm and Leicester at the Leicester Adult Education Centre, 54 Belvoir Street, Leicester LE1 6QL on third Thursday each month 11-1pm.

Delivery Partners in support

NHS, DWP, Local Authority

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Veterans’ Growth

Charity Number: 1183537
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 0930-1630

Location

Rocks Farm Oast
Cottage Lane
Westfield, East Sussex TN35 4RS

Contact

Sarah Wilson

07379 435513

Email

Facebook

Description

Veterans’ Growth works with veterans from the tri-services who are suffering with mental health issues, such as, but not limited to, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). To combat any sense of isolation our veterans are experiencing and the stress and anxiety that can arise from their situation, we are looking to build social relationships during their time with us.
The courses aim to reduce participants’ levels of stress, anxiety, depression and isolation. We seek to establish long-term social connections within the group and with the individual attending. We also aim to provide an introduction to a new skill, horticulture, that can be fostered once the course is over to provide a future hobby or possibly career.

Delivery Partners in support

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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

Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded ‘WWTW’ is a leading military charity which recognises that those who served, deserve.

Walking With The Wounded gets those who’ve served – and their families – back on their feet. We do three things: employment, mental health and care coordination which are saving jobs, homes, relationships and lives for the veterans who are struggling since leaving the military.

Walking with the Wounded operate large Integrated Regional Services across the North of England with the main drop in centres being Manchester and North Shields.

Whether mentally, physically, or socially wounded, veterans deserve the care, support and means they and their families need to function in society, serving in the communities in which they live, reigniting their sense of purpose and making a positive contribution again.

Walking with the Wounded work in partnership with the NHS Individual Veterans Mental Health OP Courage service and support vulnerable veterans both in the community and navigating their mental health journey.

Delivery Partners in support

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

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Walking With The Wounded (Northern Ireland)

Charity Number: 1153497 / SC047760
Company Number: 08612989

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 -1700

Location

NIVSO
25 Windsor Park
Belfast, Antrim BT9 6RF

Contact

Description

We provide Care Coordination, Welfare, Advice, Signposting and peer support.

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, NHS, DWP, TRBL

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Waterloo Uncovered

Charity Number: 1168268
Company Number: 09533851

Member of Cobseo

Cobseo

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900-1700

Location

Waterloo Uncovered, Office 102, Parkway House
Sheen Lane
Mortlake, London SW14 8LS

Contact

Alexia Cachia

07776806898

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

We offer a range of virtual and in-person veteran support programmes that run across the year. All programmes are aimed at supporting our participants mental health through archaeology. We are a safe space for people to learn new things, meet new people and form long last friendships, further their education and transition to civilian life.

Delivery Partners in support

BLESMA, Blind Veterans

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We Are With You

Charity Number: 1001957
Company Number:

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700 some late night services across England, including online sessions

Location

161 High Street
Redcar, TS10 3AN

Lower Ground Floor
Gate House
1-3 St Johns Square, London
EC1M 4DH

Various national locations, see map

Contact

Andy Craze

Email

07974 889935

Website

Description

Specialised national substance support in the forms of prescribing, PSI work, Structured reduction, Risk management and care planning, groups in wellbeing, relapse prevention, alcohol groups, veteran groups,
• Veteran virtual and inhouse MAP groups
• Veterans Webchat
• Support Veteran Events –
• Capital recovery – support around veteran interlinking organisations with finance, physical and mental health, homeless prevention
• Young People Services
• Peer mentoring and volunteer programme with veterans guaranteed interview scheme
• E learning veterans specific for all staff which is mandatory
• Harminimisation around Blood borne viruses, safer injection, Naloxone and paraphernalia – Lock boxes
• All hubs have community development leads
• veteran Data support
• We support veterans Criminal justice system
• We are nationally linked with all armed forces covenant for each of our areas

Delivery Partners in support

SSAFA, NHS, DWP, Citizens Advice Bureau, Local Authority, Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

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We R Blighty*

Charity Number:
Company Number: 14349080

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 0830-1800

Location

Kent Innovation Centre
Millennium Way
Westwood, Kent CT10 2QQ

Contact

Ben Mills

0333 188 6662

Email

Website

Description

We help with temporary accommodation until permanent accommodation can be found. We also help with crisis payments.

Delivery Partners in support

Local Authority

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What Makes The Difference CIC

Charity Number:
Company Number: .SC779286

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0900-1700, Saturday 0900-1400

Location

7 Glenbryde Road
West Kilbride, North Ayrshire KA23 9NJ

Contact

Alison Baird

07713 254058

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

What Makes the Difference CIC is a Community Interest Company (Non-Profit) providing proactive and reactive support for transitioning veterans and their families.
We work with the service leaver and their family unit, recognising that this significant change impacts the whole family unit.

Support is provided via:
Group work
121 sessions
Session delivery is both online (Zoom/Teams) and face-to-face through workshops and retreats.

Delivery Partners in support

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Woodland Xperiences

Charity Number:
Company Number: 12647898

Opening Times

See website for experiences and camps

Location

Woodland Xperiences
Piper Hole Goat Farm
Ravenstondale, Cumbria CA174NN

Contact

Adrian Martin

07809592513

Email

Website

Facebook

Description

At Woodland Xperiences, we profoundly believe in the enlivening, recuperative and therapeutic power of getting back to nature with woodland and adventurous activities on land and water, we are experienced in creating and hosting a safe conversational environment which takes those benefits and applies them to assist in post traumatic growth, Support & Recovery to our fellow veterans, Serving (their families). Nature doesn’t judge!

Come join us for a 48hr camp at our unique location. Register your interest online or through your local charity or hub.

Embrace your past – Pursue your future – Let your adventure begin

Delivery Partners in support

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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.

Locations of satellite hubs can be found here: Veteran Drop-Ins

*NEW*

Breakfast Club 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 0930

Aberystwyth Football Club, SY23 1PG

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

Dax Godderidge

07508312477

Email

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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YSS Remember Veterans

Charity Number: 1081992
Company Number: 04024428

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 0900-1700

Location

YSS Polysec House
Blackpole Trading Estate West
Worcester, Worcestershire WR2 3TJ

Contact

Lisa Burnett

07773930149

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Description

The service works closely with the veteran to develop an intensive 1:1 support plan which aims to enable the veteran to access sustainable, independent living whilst reducing the likelihood of offending/reoffending.

1:1 Holistic/welfare support to veterans at risk of, or involved with the Criminal Justice System across West Mercia

Delivery Partners in support

Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

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