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Charities

Veterans Charities

There are so many organisations covering so many subjects that it is hard to summarise the range of support that Veterans charities can provide.  So if you are in need of any help or support, search this section and those in Veterans Organisations thoroughly, because there is a very good chance that you will find what you are looking for.

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Army Benevolent Fund- The Soldiers’ Charity

Tel: 0131 310 5132 Email: scotland@soldierscharity.org

The Castle , Edinburgh EH1 2YT

We are The Soldiers’ Charity. We give life time support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. They risk so much for us, but for them, it’s just doing their job. In return, we provide financial assistance when they are in real need.

http://www.soldierscharity.org/

British Ex-Service Wheelchair Sports Association

Richard Simmons – Secretary
Tel: 01670 363192 Email: secretarybewsa@aol.com

15 Third Avenue , Blyth, Northumberland NE24 2SA

BEWSA promotes welfare and rehabilitation of disabled ex-service men and women through participation in sport.  BEWSA also encourages its athletes to compete to the highest standards of competition and many  have competed in summer and winter paralympic games with many medals to their credit.

www.bewsa.org

British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association (BLESMA)

BLESMA HQ
Tel: 0208 5901124 Fax: 0208 599 2932 Email: headquarters@blesma.org

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

BLESMA is the national charity for limbless serving and ex-service men and women and their dependants and widows.  It directly supports all our service men and women who lose limbs, the use of limbs or eyes or the sight of an eye in the service of our country. We provide rehabilitation – proving that there is life after amputation – and life long welfare support when old injuries come back to haunt.

/www.blesma.org

Combat Stress (Scotland)

24-Hour Helpline: 0800 138 1619
Tel: 01292 561352 Fax: 01292 561301 Email: outreachnorth@combatstress.org.uk

Hollybush House , Hollybush by Ayr, Ayrshire KA6 7EA

Combat Stress delivers dedicated treatment and support to Ex-Service men and women with conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety disorders.  Our services are free of charge to the Veteran.

http://www.combatstress.org.uk/help-and-advice.php

Erskine (Cottages)

Enquiries – Housing
Tel: 0141 812 1100

Bishopton , Renfrewshire PA7 5PU

Cottages for veterans and their families have been a feature of the Erskine estate for many years.

First Base Agency (Dumfries)

Education Manager – Mark Frankland
Tel: 01387 279 680 Email: mark@first-base.org

6 Beccleuch Street , Dumfries DG2 8PX

The First Base Veterans project works on four distinct levels. Firstly, and most importantly, we will try to do all we can to assist local veterans. Although help can be many months in coming locally, it can be more quickly available in other areas of Scotland. We will try to make the necessary connections and we can arrange for one of our ex-service volunteers to drive a veteran to where the help is available. We will also look to ‘signpost’ clients to any other services that can be of assistance to them. Secondly, we will do what we can to support the families of veterans, most particularly those who are trying to deal with alcohol and drug related issues. We offer drug awareness training sessions to any organisation working with veterans who have developed a substance misuse problem. It is very hard to help someone who is misusing drugs unless you have a proper understanding about the effects the drugs are likely to have both on lifestyle and behaviour. Finally, we will try to help in any we can with the goal of Veterans Scotland to raise public awareness about the difficulties so many returning soldiers are facing, particularly in these dire economic times.

Forces Pension Society

David Marsh – Pensions Secretary
Tel: 02078 209988 Email: davidm@forpen.co.UK-wide

68 South Lambeth Road , London SW8 1RL

The Forces Pension Society exists to ensure that serving and retired members of the Armed Forces, their widows, widowers, surviving partners, civil partners and dependants receive the pension to which they are entitled and which they deserve; and that any review of public sector pensions much have regard to the unique nature of military service.

www.forcespensionsociety.org

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes

Tel: 0141 276 7199

15- 17 Duke Street , Glasgow G4 0UL

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes provides a one point of contact ‘Gateway Model’ which aims to improve access to and co-ordination of advice and support for service personnel, veterans, their families and carers in Glasgow. We work with a range of organisations across health, housing, social care, employability, financial services and specialist armed forces agencies.

http://sites.google.com/site/glasgowshelpingheroes/home

Glen Art

Fiona MacDonald
Tel: (0)7980 631 110 Email: info@glenart.co.uk

2 SCHOOL LANE , MILTON OF CAMPSIE, GLASGOW G66 8DD

Glen Art and the BRAVEHOUND project supports veterans and their families with horticultural and artistic activities as well as an annual Festival of Remembrance.

The BRAVEHOUND project places dogs with veterans and provides training and support, training is also available for veterans who already own a dog.

www.glenart.co.uk  and www.bravehound.co.uk

www.glenart.co.uk

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