If you are planning to leave or have left the Armed Forces, it is reassuring to know that there is support from local and national organisations dedicated to securing you a better future.
This page is designed to help assist you with your resettlement needs and listed below is a range of local and national services that may be of help to you to get you started.
A leaflet of local contacts is available to download Ex-Servicemens Local Help & Information Leaflet
Click on the links below to take you to the relevant contacts
- Armed Forces Community Covenant
- Career Advice
- Widows Help & Support
- General Help and Support
Armed Forces Community Covenant
On Friday 29th June 2012 the Armed Forces Community Covenant for Worcestershire was formally signed by the Worcestershire Partnership which includes Wychavon District Council.
The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community. It encourages support for the Armed Forces Community working and residing in Worcestershire and recognises and remembers the sacrifices made by members of this community, particularly those who have given the most. More information on the Armed Forces Community Covenant in Worcestershire is available on the Worcestershire Partnership website.
The Minister of Defence have set up the Covenant Grant Scheme to fund local projects which strengthen the ties or the mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live.
View the short remembrance video 'We did our Bit' courtesy of Worcestershire County Council. This film was funded through Armed Forces Covenant Grant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ohKrrcH5kw
|Civvy Street|| |
Tel: 0800 0098015
|Veterans First Point ||Tel: 0131 220 9920 |
|Soldiers, Sailors,Airmen and Families Association Forces Help || |
SSAFA offers support to serving and ex service personnel and their families. They provide financial assistance, emotional
support and practical advice
|Joint Service Housing Advice Office ||Housing advice for people leaving the |
armed forces, veterans and dependants
of veterans or people leaving the armed forces.
|SPACES || |
Tel: 01748 833797 / 872940 / 830191
|Veterans-UK ||Disabled veterans who need everyday help or adaptations to their home |
|British Legion ||Information and advice on care homes for elderly and disabled veterans|| |
Tel: 0808 802 8080
|Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation||Provides housing and support to vulnerable and disabled veterans and their dependants in England|| |
Tel: 0207 3852110
|Veterans Aid||Provide direct and help to vulnerable veterans with finding hostel accommodation|
|Haig Homes ||Provider of rental housing for ex-service people |
|Wychavon District Council||For information regarding benefits or Council Tax liability/exemption etc please contact the Worcestershire Hub||Tel: 03004 560 560 |
|Citizens Advice Bureau||Advice on benefits and concessions for the Armed Forces, veterans and their families||Tel: 03444 111 444 |
|SSAFA||SSAFA offers support to serving and ex service personnel and their families. They provide financial assistance, emotional support and practical advice||Tel: 01905 21728 |
|ABF The Soldiers Charity||Lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families with financial assistance when they are in real need.||Tel: 0207 901 8900 |
|Afghan Heroes|| |
Charity dedicated to those directly involved in the conflict, the families of those who have fallen and returning service personnel who have witnessed those horrific losses
|The Forces Pension Society|| |
Ensure that serving and retired members of the armed forces, their widows, widowers, surviving partners, civil partners and dependants receive the pension to which
|Tel: 02078 209988 |
|Help for Heroes|| |
Money raised is used to support wounded servicemen and women of every colour and creed
|Tel: 01752 562179 |
|Royal Blind|| |
Provide services to the blind, visually impaired or multiply disabled people
|Tel: 0131 2291456 |
Information and news site for ex servicemen/women and serving military and their families.
Tel: 020 3206 070
|The Veterans Agency|| |
Ex Service Personnel who believe that they have an illness or disability that is the result of, or made worse by, military service should make a claim for a War
|Tel: 0800 169 2277 |
|Royal Naval Benevolent Society for officers||To afford financial assistance when in need to officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their respective Reserves, both active service and retired, and to their widows, ex wives and dependants.||Tel: 02392 690112 |
|Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund|| |
To assist those of the Extended RAF family in distress resulting from sickness, disability, infirmity or poverty. Welfare assistance includes residential, convalescence and respite care help with housing and education, subsistence grants and help through other specialist charities.
|Tel: 0800 1692942 |
|Wychavon District Council||Help finding local GP surgery or other health related organisations within Wychavon ||Tel: 01386 565182 |
|NHS||If you have health problems caused by your service in the armed forces, you should be able to get priority treatment from the NHS ||Tel: 111 |
|Medical Assessment Programme||The medical Assessment Programme provides general medical examinations for veterans of The Gulf War, Porton Down, War in Iraq from 2003 and the war in Afghanistan from 2001. ||Tel: 0800 1695401 |
|Veterans and Reserves Mental Health Programme||A dedicated mental health programme for any member of the Reserved Forces deployed since Jan 2003. Reservists can also find help through civilian NHS routes. || |
Tel: 0800 0326258
|SSAFA||Provided by ex forces personnel to help address any bully or bullying issues you may be experiencing or have experienced while serving in the Navy, Army or Royal Air Force. Also contains useful links and information.||Tel: 01905 21728|
|Veterans Hearing Fund and Hearing Support||Information on how to get support or funding due to hearing loss from serving in the UK forces|| |
|Royal Navy Welfare|| |
Naval Community Website with lots of helpful information and support.
|Combat Stress|| |
Charity providing help and medical care for veterans with mental health problems.
|Tel: 01372 587000 |
Help for veterans that have been injured to the extent of having to leave the armed forces.
|Tel: 0800 1692277 |
The British Limbless Ex-Servicemens Association (BLESMA)
|Provides help and support such as counselling, advice and grants for people who have lost the use of a limb or an eye.||Tel: 0208 5901124 |
|Lady Grovers Fund||Offer cash grants towards nursing, hospital and home help for officers' families.||Tel: 020 7808 4180 |
|Queen Alexandra Hospital Home|| |
QAHH is currently the only hospital home south of London that offers specialist nursing care for ex- servicemen and women.
|Tel: 01903 213458 |
|Jobcentre Plus||Jobcentre Plus services are available at Evesham, Pershore and Droitwich Community Contact Centres.||Tel: 0345 604 3719 |
|Wychavon District Council|| |
If you are thinking of starting up a new business in Wychavon then talk to our Economic Development Officer Jane Dobson.
|Tel: 01386 565278 |
Worcestershire Regulatory Services for Wychavon District Council
|Thinking of starting a business but need information on licensing?||Tel: 01905 822799 |
|Tel: 01386 40165 (Evesham) |
01386 554299 (Pershore)
01905 779115 (Droitwich)
|Civvy Street|| |
Help with education, retraining and job opportunities, as well as with practical matters like finance, housing and pensions.
|Tel: 0800 1694073 |
|Learn Direct||A government scheme to encourage people to learn new skills and improve existing schemes.||Tel: 0800 101901 |
|Career Transition Partnership|| |
Help and Information about careers for personnel who are leaving or have already left the armed forces.
|The Regular Forces Employer Association|| |
The only Service charity with the exclusive role of helping ex-Service personnel find rewarding and sustainable jobs. A network of dedicated Emploment Consultants are based in offices throughout the UK and use their skills and experience to recognise and promote the skills pf ex Service personnel to a vast number of employers across the country. Now offered to reservists that have completed at least one operational tour.
|Security Cleared Jobs|| |
Security Cleared jobs is a uk based job board designed for individuals working across all industry sectors who have obtained security clearance or who meet the criteria for being granted security clearance.
|Tel: 020 8166 0616 |
|SSAFA||SSAFA offers support to serving and ex service personnel and their families. They provide financial assistance, emotional support and practical advice.||Tel: Worcestershire Branch - 01905 21728 |
|War Widow Association|| |
A pressure group that exists to improve the conditions of War Widows and their families. Petitioning for improvement in pensions, the administration of benefits and other issues.
|Web: www.warwidows.org.uk |
|Army Widows Association||Offer comfort, support and friendship to the widows and widowers of service men and women.||Tel: 0300 666 0136 |
|National Widows Association|| |
Offers support, friendship and understanding to men and women who have lost their partners through bereavement.
|Web: http://www.nawidows.org.uk/ |
|The Officers Association|| |
Supports retired officers, retired officers and their families seeking employment, advice, assistance and accommodation.
|Tel: 0117 906 3580 |
|Ex Armed Forces Club|| |
Master the mental changes you need to transition from the Armed Forces by talking to others on this social network site.
|Veterans Welfare Service||Free helpline for veterans and their families and online advice.||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
|National Ex Services Association|| |
The National Ex Services Association Directories are listings of helpful organisations which may be of use to ex service men and women and/or their families.
|At Ease||Counselling and advice work, legal advice, human rights issues. Free service for members of the armed forces, including reservists and their families.||Email: email@example.com |
|League of Remembrance|| |
To provide companionship, financial assistance and support to dependants and retired members of the armed forces and retired nurses.
|Tel: 020 7881 0987|
|Not Forgotten Association|| |
To act generally for the benefit of disabled and wounded service and ex-service personnel. Provide TV sets for those whose mobility is restricted, licences provided where financial need arises, group holidays which include outings, subsidised holidays, day outings, in-house entertainment and concerts in ex-service care homes.
|Tel: 020 7730 2400 |
|Royal British Legion|| |
Uniting men and women who have served or are serving in HM Forces, raising funds to assist ex servicemen and women and their dependants who find themselves in difficulties. Welfare and benevolence, providing grants, assisting pension claimants, giving careers advice, providing residential and convalescent care, small advocacy service and loan scheme for ex-servicemen and women.
|Tel: 0808 802 8080 |
|Veterans Lapel Badge|| |
All personnel who have served in the HM Armed Forces qualify for a Veterans Lapel Badge. Regular Service personnel and Non-Regular Permanent Staff (TA) leaving the Armed Forces should now be issued their Veterans Lapel Badge at the time they receive the Service Leaver's Pack. To apply for your Lapel Badge visit the Veteran's UK Website.
Tel: 0808 1914218 (uk only)
|SSAFA Forces Help|| |
SSAFA offers support to serving and ex service personnel and their families. They provide financial assistance, emotional support and practical advice.
| Tel: Worcestershire Branch - 01905 21728 |
|Wychavon Leisure Community Association Ltd||Wychavon Leisure run three leisure centres within Wychavon. Contact each leisure centre for information regarding discounts for Armed Forces.||Tel: Evesham - 01386 444212 |
Pershore - 01386 552346
Droitwich - 01905 771212
For more information please contact
Community Development Officer
Tel: 01386 565168