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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On Course Foundation

Contact: Will Barker – Head of Fundraising/Scotland Office

Tel: 07856002176 Email: will.barker@oncoursefoundation.com

On Course Foundation supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel and veterans through confidence building golf events and opportunities for employment in the golf industry.

Golf offers active, outdoor exercise and is one of a few sports that can be played on a level playing field regardless of injury or illness.

Our confidence building programme offers expert tuition from qualified Professional Golf Association (PGA) Coaches for Service personnel and veterans of all golfing abilities. The events take place in a relaxed, comfortable environment with attendees sharing the experience and receiving peer-to-peer support from like-minded individuals.

Outpost Charity

Outpost Charity provides two key services to our Armed Forces throughout the UK with the aim of providing relief from suffering and hardship through emotional, social and practical support. This can include; support via our fast acting bridging system of support for those who find themselves in financial crisis, through the provision of necessity supplies such as food etc. for daily living whilst further support is set into place or a manageable financial balance is achieved. Secondly, the Veterans Camp which is a free, all-inclusive sporting and adventurous activity retreat for veterans who suffer from Mental Health Illness, reduced Well-Being, Physical Disabilities and/or Social Isolation. This program of support provides opportunities to gain confidence, self-esteem, self-belief and encourage and motivate towards integration and socialisation. We accept self referrals and referrals from organisations.

Telphone: 01854655314

EMail: info@outpostcharity.org

Website: outpostcharity.org

Poppyscotland

Gary Gray – Head of Charitable Services
Tel: 0131 550 1593 Email: g.gray@poppyscotland.org.uk

New Haig House , Logie Green Road, Edinburgh City EH7 4HR

Poppyscotland offers a wide range of welfare services including direct financial assistance, respite breaks, mobility support, advice through the Armed Service Advice Project and a wide-range of employability initiatives aimed at getting those most detached from the workplace back into work.

http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/index.php/homepage/show/home/poppyscotland

PTSD Resolution

PTSD Resolution, Charity No. 1133188, provides therapy for the mental welfare of Forces’ Veterans, Reservists and their families. Treatment is free, effective and delivered promptly through a network of 200 therapists nationwide, and now by phone and internet during the pandemic. Contact www.PTSDreslution.org.

Therapy is delivered in an average of six sessions, with 78% of cases seeing an improvement in reported symptoms to where the client and therapist agree that no further therapy is required.

The charity is one of the only organisations that provides therapy to veterans who are also suffering with addiction issues or are in prison. Services are also delivered to family members, including partners and children, who may experience the symptoms of trauma from living with a traumatised veteran.

 

www.PTSDresolution.org

 

Reading Force

Fiona Maxwell – Reading Force Ambassador (Scotland)

Tel: 07548 778 930 Email: fiona@readingforce.org.uk

10 Homersham Toad, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3PN

Reading Force supports all families with an Armed Forces connection, including veterans, by providing them with FREE children’s books and special scrapbooks.

Chatting about books and stories and filling in the scrapbook provides bonding time for families at home together, and, using video and telephone calls, connects family members who are unable to be together and/or live far apart. This supports emotional wellbeing and creates positive shared memories.

We particularly welcome veterans to get involved and take part.

www.readingforce.org.uk

Regular Forces Employment Association

Annette Berry – Regional Employment Advisor
Tel: 07852 287832 Email: aberry@theforcesemploymentcharity.org.uk

New Haig House , Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HQ

The RFEA’s simple aim, since 1885, has been to help those leaving the Armed Forces to find and to remain in employment throughout their working lives. Our Employment Consultants have the ability to ‘connect-the-dots’ between military skills and the job market and we have a unique understanding of what you are looking for.

www.rfea.org.uk

Riders Branch of Legion Scotland

Riders Branch of Legion Scotland

Tel: 07884004890

New Haig House , Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR

The Riders Branch, The Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS, “The Legion of Scotland”) formed on Saint Andrews Day, 30 November 2010, in Edinburgh at the Headquarters Royal British Legion Scotland, on Logie Green Road. The branch is categorised as a “National” Branch within the Constitution of The Royal British Legion Scotland and has members throughout Scotland and beyond although, our primary platform is Scotland in which we are pro-actively recruiting. Our secondary platform for membership is receiving approaches for membership worldwide. We are keen to enlist the support of motorcyclists who have a willingness to help The Legion of Scotland to promote remembrance & comradeship and in partnership with other ex-Service charities, in order to support our ex-Servicemen and women and their dependents throughout Scotland. Members are categorised as either ORDINARY , ASSOCIATE or AFFILIATE Members.

http://www.rblsr.org/index1.html

Royal Air Force Association

Mr Gair Brisbane – Director Scotland and Norther Ireland
Tel: 0131 225 5221 Email: Gair.Brisbane@rafa.org.uk

20 Queen Street , Edinburgh EH2 1JX

There are branches of the RAFRA throughout the UK – see website for details.

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Tel: 0131 225 6421

20 Queen Street , Edinburgh EH2 1JX

Since our foundation in 1919, we have been there, through thick and thin, supporting the RAF family. We are there for all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.

http://www.rafbf.org/

Royal Marines Charity

The Royal Marines Association offers support, stability and friendship to the entire Royal Marines Family. Our membership is made up of Royal Marine Cadets, recruits, serving and veteran Royal Marines as well as their relatives, those who have served alongside the Corps or who share our values and ethos.

Our members make the Association what it is, and it is their activity that is reflected in the way we are organised and run.

General enquiries
01392 346424

Transition (employment and education)
transition@rma-trmc.org
023 9387 4665‬

Website: The Royal Marines Association