Service Personnel & Families

Organisations that support service personnel, veteran's and their families are as follows:

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association - SSAFA
http://www.ssafa.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Providing support to anyone serving in the Armed Forces, as well as those who used to serve and their families, services include financial assistance, emotional support and a confidential helpline.
Helpline: 0800 731 4880 (lines open Monday – Friday 09.00 - 17.30) 

The Royal British Legion
http://www.britishlegion.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Offering financial, social and emotional support to anyone who has served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.
Helpline: 0808 802 8080 (lines open every day 0800-2000)
Live chat: (online every day 8am – 8pm)

Veterans Gateway
https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Putting veterans and their families in touch with organisations offering information, advice and support from healthcare and housing to employability, finances and personal relationships.
Advice Line: 0808 802 12 12 (lines open 24 hours)
Live chat: (online everyday, 24 hours)

Providing welfare, support and specialist programmes for anyone who has served in the Armed Forces.
Helpline: 0808 1914 2 18 (lines open Monday – Friday 08.00 – 17.00)

The Soldiers Charity
http://www.soldierscharity.org/ (opens in a new window)
Giving lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers, as well as their families.

Help For Heroes
http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Supporting and raising money for members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in service. 

NGVFA – National Gulf Veterans and Families Association
http://www.ngvfa.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Supporting those affected by the Gulf Wars and ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.
Email: info@ngvfa.org.uk

Hire A Hero
http://www.hireaherouk.org/ (opens in a new window)
Supports armed service leavers and veterans to make the successful transition into civilian life.

Support Services Listing
https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/families/support-services-for-military-and-defence-personnel-and-their-families (opens in a new window)
MOD information on support services for military and defence personnel and their families.

Supporting The Military Family
http://www.cruse.org.uk/Military (opens in a new window)
Part of Cruse bereavement to support anyone who’s loved one has died in the Armed Forces.
Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (lines open Monday & Friday 09.30 – 17.00, Tuesday – Thursday 09.30- 20.00)


Combat Stress 
http://www.combatstress.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Offering specialist treatment and welfare services for veterans, services include help for psychological injuries associated with service trauma.
Helpline: 0800 138 1619 (lines open 24 hours)
Email: contactus@combatstress.org.uk

ASSIST Trauma Care
http://www.assisttraumacare.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Providing support services to individuals and families affected by traumatic stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Bill - Bader Information on Limb Loss
http://www.douglasbaderfoundation.com/bill (opens in a new window)
Online guide for anyone with congenital or acquired limb loss, as well as their families, including emotional, physical and psychological support for limb loss.

http://www.blesma.org/ (opens in a new window)
Formerly known as The British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association. BLESMA promotes the welfare and wellbeing of former and currently serving service men and women, post limb loss.


Last updated 25 July 2018