Armed Forces advice, help and support

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

We give a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need.

www.soldierscharity.org  

Admiral Nurses

The Royal British Legion works with Dementia UK to provide Admiral Nurses - a service that supports family, carers and people living with dementia.

Contact Simon Morgan  - 07458008447 - SMorgan@britishlegion.org.uk

Alabare – Homes for Veterans Wales

Alabares’ Welsh Homes for Veterans provide supported accommodation to British Armed Forces Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

www.alabare.co.uk/theme/homes-for-veterans-wales

Alcoholics Anonymous

We offer support and advice on alcohol addiction.

www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Blesma

Blesma understand the needs of a military amputee unlike no other national charity in the United Kingdom.
Thomas Hall
Blesma Support Officer (West)
Office: 0208 548 7098
Mobile: 07780 165085
https://blesma.org 

Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives, by supporting them with their in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services.

www.blindveterans.org.uk

Career Transition Partnership (CTP)

Training courses, recruitment and career advice to service leavers undergoing resettlement.

www.ctp.org.uk

Citizen's Advice Bureau

Helps people resolve their legal, money and other related problems by providing free information and advice.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/wales

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK's leading Veterans' mental health charity.

www.combatstress.org.uk

Education and schools – Support for service children

Royal British Legion guide to support service families that access education in schools in Wales, and help them navigate the range of support services available

Supporting service children in schools in Wales

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous members offer the hand of friendship to anyone who is looking to try and stop gambling.

www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes was founded in 2007 to provide direct, practical support for wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel, Veterans and their loved ones.

www.helpforheroes.org.uk

Hire a Hero

Hire a Hero supports Service Leavers and Veterans to make the successful transition into civilian life

www.hireahero.org.uk

Home Search Caerphilly

If you are in the process of leaving the UK Armed Forces or are a veteran then there are a range of organisations that may be able to provide you with advice and support to help you resolve your current housing situation.

www.homesearchcaerphilly.org/content/Adviceandsupport/UKArmedForcesVeterans

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office that can be found in most cities, whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK.

Find your nearest office http://los.direct.gov.uk

Mind Cymru

Whether you are experiencing mental health problems or going through a difficult time in your life, Mind can help.

www.mind.org.uk/about-us/mind-cymru 

Pensions Disregard

The government’s rule is that £10 per week of income from war pensions is ignored (“disregarded”) but local authorities have the discretion to completely disregard income from war pensions when calculating your entitlement to Council Tax Reduction and Housing Benefit. Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council operates a 100% disregard. So if you have a War Pension, the Council Tax Reduction and Housing Benefit the calculator will disregard 100% of it.  

RAF Recruitment

How to apply to be a reservist.

www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment

RFEA (The Forces Employment Charity)
RFEA are experts in providing a job-finding service, which generates quality and sustainable employment outcomes for all service leavers and ex-forces individuals.

www.rfea.org.uk

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

www.britishlegion.org.uk

SSAFA (The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association)

SSAFA are a national charity supporting ex-service men and women and their families.

www.ssafa.org.uk

The Poppy Factory

The Poppy Factory is the country's leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments.

www.poppyfactory.org

RAFBF – Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

We are there for all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.

www.rafbf.org

Royal Air Forces Association

The RAF Association is committed to supporting the RAF Family, whether currently serving, or former-serving, in a wide range of ways, delivering help and support where it is needed.

www.rafa.org.uk

Veterans NHS Wales

Veterans’ NHS Wales main aim is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of veterans with a service related mental health problem.

www.veteranswales.co.uk

Veterans UK

Help and support for veterans from the Ministry of Defence.

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/veterans-uk

Veterans Welfare Service (VWS)

The VWS is committed to enhancing the quality of life for veterans and beneficiaries of Veterans UK pensions and compensation schemes, and all their dependants.

www.gov.uk/government/groups/veterans-welfare-service

Veterans' Gateway

We put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need.

www.veteransgateway.org.uk

Walking With The Wounded

Supporting all veterans with injuries to gain skills and qualifications.

walkingwiththewounded.org.uk 

Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust

The Trust aim to provide relief in cases of necessity or distress among its members and their dependants. The Trust is also empowered, in suitable cases, to make grants for the education of members.

https://wrnsbt.org.uk

Contact Information

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