Blind Veterans help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our expertise, experience and full range of services. Giving veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life. The charity (aka St Dunstans) has been offering physical and emotional support to vision impaired members of our military since 1915.
Today, BLESMA are aiding thousands of amputees of all ages. From those who served during WWII, to recent conflicts and peace keeping missions.
Since 2007, The Rifles have suffered more casualties than any other regiment. Most have been injured by IEDs which cause complex multiple trauma. Some injuries are not obvious now – evidence shows that psychological problems will develop in ex soldiers years after their service ends. Within the next 3 years all our battalions can expect to deploy once again on operations in Afghanistan.
Care for Casualties is an appeal that gives the severely wounded, their families and the families of the fallen of The Rifles the support, the inspiration and the means to rebuild their lives and make the best of their futures. It's not just about the money, Care for Casualties also needs offers of help in kind such as holidays, advice, jobs and training which can inspire self sufficiency and hope.
The Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society, COMBAT STRESS, exists to help those of all ranks from the Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy suffering from psychological disability as a result of their service.
CONVOY for HEROES, started in 2011, is a not for profit, Land Rover owners initiative dedicated to Help for Heroes. Running an annual Convoy of Land Rovers to raise money for Help4Heroes, C4H has raised in excess of £25,000. Click for info about the next fundraising event and more details about Convoy for Heroes.
Erskine offers ex-Service men and women all over Scotland the specialist care and suport they need to overcome physical and emotional scars, often long after they have left active duty.
FLOW for ALL was set up to offer help to those who have suffered from the affects of war, including the suffering shared by family members and friends too. Their website allows anyone to read other peoples writings, people who may have also had similar experiences and troubles. Just reading poems or stories and realising that others have been through the same or similar things can be a great comfort.
The Forces March is one of the UK’s top challenge events. Participants attempt to complete five stages in five days. Each stage is at least 26.2 miles in length – 5 marathons in 5 days! The undulating all-road route begins in Ilfracombe, North Devon and passes through Exmoor, the Quantocks, Somerset and much of Salisbury Plain before finishing at The Forces Festival just outside of Bulford Camp, the UK’s biggest Army Garrison.
Entries are invited from military personnel, emergency services teams, ex-forces, civilians and corporate teams. In fact The Forces March is for EVERYONE. Whether you are a keen walker or an ultra-athlete the march is whatever challenge you want it to be. Teams must consist of a minimum of 4 persons and each team must have their own support crew and vehicle to assist with transportation, camp set-up and equipment supplies. Individual entrants will be assisted by our support crew.
Douglas Haig Memorial Homes, known as Haig Homes, is a Charitable Housing Association. The aim of the Charity is to provide homes for former members of HM Armed Services and for their families, bereaved or separated spouses and dependants who are in need of housing.
Free Chiropractic Care for War Veterans. Chiropractors giving support and resources for veterans to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing.
Hats for Heroes was started in October 2010 with the idea to add a knitted hat to supplement the morale boosting boxes being sent out to Afghanistan. The weather in Afghanistan can be very extreme, from baking hot to freezing. The hats are knitted by knitters from all corners of the UK and each hat is sent out with a chocolate bar. If you would like to knit or to request hats for a particular group of military personnel serving overseas, please see the website.
Help for Heroes provides practical direct support to those servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Charity Registration No 1120920
Help Our Wounded Royal Marines and Supporting Arms (Registered Charity Number 1150893) providing ongoing financial help not only for today or tomorrow but for life.
Organisation aiming to raise funds to stage a Live-Aid style concert to Honour Our British Troops.
Honour Our Wounded CIC (HOW) has been set up to support wounded soldiers and their families. The purpose of this is to assist finding and securing suitable and quality housing or further/ additional education, mobility needs or just some quality time away with the family.
HOW was set up in the early part of 2010 to make a direct positive impact on the quality of ex-service personnel's lives. The organisation is focusing on housing requirements and is forming partnerships with other service organisations, charities, housing authorities and suppliers.
This site is now on Facebook. Please click below.
Providing injured troops with memorable, adrenalin packed experiences. KartForce focuses on providing the injured troops with the opportunity of enjoying an action packed two days of racing and socialising, something they never thought they could do again.
In parallel to this, KartForce also has an agenda to raise funds, for organisations that support injured British forces personnel.
The website is intended to offer help, support, information and guidance for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one while serving with the UK Armed Forces. The Group can also offer help and support to injured and traumatised service men and women, and also their families.
My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures wants to enhance the support for service children. These children face unique challenges, especially when a parent deploys and it is the intention to give children whose parent, or parents, are deployed, a focus.
The NMA is a charity run by staff and volunteers and is part of the Royal British Legion Family. The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance, a living and lasting memorial to commemorate and celebrate: Those who have given their lives in the service of their country, All who have served and those who have suffered as a result of conflict, Others who for specific or appropriate reasons are commemorated on the site.
The Officers'Association is a charity dedicated to assisting officers who have retired or are about to retire from Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
Military trauma causes flashbacks, nightmares, anger and depression - often leading to violence, alcohol and substance abuse, job loss, family breakdown and even suicide.
The PTSD Resolution outreach programme helps veterans and TA struggling to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of military post traumatic stress suffered as a result of service in the armed forces.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home is a registered charity, providing a permanent home with devoted nursing and medical care for disabled ex-service men and women.
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.
The Royal Star and Garter Charity has been caring for disabled ex-Service personnel since 1916 offering the best in nursing and residential care plus a range of therapies for anyone who is physically disabled or incapacitated and has served in Her Majesty's Forces. Any man or woman who served in the regular, National Service or reserve forces for any length of time, irrespective of rank, may apply for a place.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed in action while serving with the British Armed Forces. The charity provides treats, trips and activities for families of the fallen with the aim of offering a respite – however brief - from the daily ups and downs of coping without a loved one.
Veteran Support Service funded by the Royal British Legion, working with veterans in Hounslow, Merton, Richmond and Kingston, providing free support around homelessness, financial and benefit advice, housing advice, support around getting into employment and education, support around physical and mental health problems including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc.
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association. National charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families in need, committed to helping people in need, suffering or distress, regardless of age or condition.
St Dunstan’s provide crucial assistance to ex-Service men and women with very significant loss of sight.
The Ex-service Fellowship Centres is now called Veterans Aid. It runs a London hostel for the homeless and a residential care home for elderly ex-service personnel and their widows or widowers with particular provision for the disabled and infirm (although anyone in need of care may apply).