0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk

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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Age Scotland

Age Scotland Veterans’ Team:  Frank Gribben (Lead), Karina Vidler (Assistant), Doug Anthoney (Training and communications)

Tel 0333 323 2400 Email veteransproject@agescotland.org.uk

Age Scotland is the leading charity representing older people in Scotland and supporting their rights and interests.  If offers free advice guides for veterans on key later life topics, and can provide them with later life information and advice through the Age Scotland helpline 0800 12 44 222 / Helpline@agescotland.org.uk.  Age Scotland is coordinating partner in Unforgotten Forces, a consortium of leading charities working together to boost the health and wellbeing of veterans in Scotland age 60 and older.



ASDIC – Association of Service Drop-In Centres


The Association of Service Drop-In Centres better known as ASDIC, represent, advise and unite service Drop-In centres across the UK. ASDIC encourage collaboration and create opportunities for members to exchange ideas and overcome shared challenges, so together we can ensure veterans and their families receive the comradeship and support they need in their local community.


Telephone: 01622 278110

Email: admin@asdic.org.uk

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.


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

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.


Scotland Office:

Steve Burton

Email: bsosniroi@blesma.org

Phone: 0131 2262910 Mob: 07766258461

Combat Stress (Scotland)

24-Hour Helpline: 0800 138 1619
Tel: 01292 561300 Fax: 01292 561301 Email:  scotland@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.


Erskine Veterans Charity

As Scotland’s foremost provider of care for Veterans and their spouses, Erskine provides unrivalled nursing, residential and dementia care in our care homes. For Veterans in an earlier stage of life, we have 44 cottages for Veterans and their families, 5 assisted living apartments and 23 transitional apartments, creating a Veterans Village supporting beneficiaries of all ages.  We assist younger Veterans who need help to begin the next chapter of their lives, offering social, recreation and training facilities at our Activity Centre and employment opportunities in partnership with Scotland Bravest Manufacturing Co. 


Erskine’s strength lies in the very special blend of dedicated care, compassion and understanding we offer to residents and their families. Erskine supports nearly 1,000 Veterans each year; our homes provide Veterans with the companionship of like-minded people.  Erskine not only care for our Veterans – we care about them. Our Service personnel display the highest levels of bravery and courage throughout the world, and it is only right that Erskine is there for them should they need support in the future.  


Enquiries – Housing
Tel: 0141 812 1100

Bishopton , Renfrewshire PA7 5PU

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 Employment Charity

The Forces Employment Charity provides life-long, life-changing support, job opportunities, and training to Service leavers, veterans, reservists and their families, regardless of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving.


Website: Forces Employment Charity

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