Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Accredited GP Practice

Information for Veterans

Please let Reception know if you have served in any of the Armed Forces - it is helpful to know:

  • Which Service
  • Service number
  • Any service related medical issues

There are various support agencies for Veterans, a few are listed below:

What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/

The NHS can also provide mental health support through the  Big White Wall service  http://register.bigwhitewall.com

This service is available for free to serving personnel, veterans and their families.

Royal British Legion

National Freephone number 0808 802 8080 8am-8pm 7 days a week

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/

The Veterans Hearing Fund provides support to veterans who acquired hearing loss during service. http://support.britishlegion.org.uk/app/answers/detail/a_id/1633/~/veterans-hearing-fund

Royal Naval Benevolent Trust

The RNBT Headquarters, Castaway House, 311 Twyford Avenue, PORTSMOUTH PO2 8RN

T: 02392 690112

The Trust’s offices in Portsmouth are normally manned Monday to Friday from 0900 to 1600.

http://www.rnbt.org.uk/

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

Mountbarrow House, 6-20 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9RB

Tel: 0207 901 8900 Fax: 0207 901 8901

https://www.soldierscharity.org

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

67 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AR

Tel: 02075808343

https://www.rafbf.org/

Veterans UK Welfare Service

Information on claiming AFCS, Armed Forces Independence Payment, Medical Discharges and Pension.

Tel: 08081 914 218

Veterans Gateway

08088021212 – 24 hours a day 7 days a week

https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/

Help for Heroes

Unit 14 Parkers Close, Downton Business Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3RB

To Get Support call your nearest Recovery Centre

  • North: Phoenix House, Catterick 01748 834148
  • West: Plymouth Recovery Centre 01752 562179
  • East: Chavasse VC House, Colchester 01206 814880
  • South: Tedworth House, Tidworth 01980 844200

http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/

SSAFA 

4 St Dunstan’s Hill, London, EC3R 8AD

Tel: 0800 731 4880

9.00 to 17.30 every weekday

https://www.ssafa.org.uk/help-you/veterans

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans

Frankland Moore House, 185-187 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex. RM6 6NA

T: 020 8590 1124 Email: ChadwellHeath@blesma.org

Blind Veterans UK

12-14 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 4HD

Phone: 020 7723 5021

 https://www.blindveterans.org.uk/

Combat Stress

Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BX

Helpline 0800 138 1619

mailto:   contactus@combatstress.org.uk

http://www.combatstress.org.uk/

How to access the Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TIL) mental health service

How to access the Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TIL) mental health service

Operation CONNECT

United, we will support the most vulnerable in our RAF community.

We are living in unprecedented times – globally, as a nation, and for every one of us as we deal with the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in our own lives.

As a charity, we are facing a £10 million impact on our finances this year. But at the same time, we are acutely conscious that many RAF veterans and their loved ones are particularly vulnerable during these difficult times.

Members of our RAF community are struggling and we cannot stand by.

We are working tirelessly to mobilise volunteers to deliver four emergency projects to combat the issues we are finding daily.

Visit this website for more information. 

Support from The Royal British Legion During COVID-19

The Legion continues to provide much needed support to the Armed Forces community, especially those who may be feeling more isolated than ever at this time, in a number of ways:

  • The Legion’s contact centre remains fully operational to support the Armed Forces community and can be reached on 0808 802 8080 (8am-8pm, seven days a week) or at info@britishlegion.org.uk. We have broadened some of our specialist services , for example , our Benefits , Debt and Money Advice team are able to offer income maximisation advice to those members of the Armed Forces Community , Veterans , their families and Carers who have been impacted by Covid 19
  • The Legion continues to operate the Veterans’ Gateway along with a network of Armed Forces organisations. The Gateway supports veterans and their families across a range of issue including housing, employment and finances. Advisers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 0808 802 1212 or through www.veteransgateway.org.uk.
  • Legion Branches are undertaking a range of activities to help the vulnerable in their communities, including operating a telephone buddy service to support vulnerable individuals and our wider community. If you are aware of vulnerable individuals needing assistance then please contact us on 0808 802 802 8080
  • Our Branch Community Support volunteers are exploring ways to provide remote support to beneficiaries.
  • The Legion continues to operate its 6 care homes providing residential, nursing and specialist dementia care to approximately 450 veterans and their dependents.

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