Veterans - Support Options

Topic last updated August 2018

 

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CAB Drop-in

Veterans' Housing Advice

Service Description

Website

Contact

Leaflet

Amicus Trust

Project Nova

Service Description

Referrals

Contact

Further information / leaflet

Combat Stress 

Regular Forces Employment Association 

RFEA - The Forces Employment Charity

Royal British Legion Civvy Street service 

SSAFA Forces Help 

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

Veterans Aid

Veterans UK

Veterans Welfare Service 

 

CAB Drop-in

The Royal British Legion run a drop in service at the CAB in Devonshire Road on the first Friday in the month in the afternoon. They can help anyone with a connection to the forces.

More information from Rachel Talbot

CEO

Cambridge & District Citizens Advice

Email: Rachelt@cambridgecab.org.uk

Phone: 01223 222665

66 Devonshire Road

Cambridge. CB1 2BL

 

Veterans' Housing Advice

Service Description

Veterans' Housing Advice is a new service provided by the Confederation of Service Charities in partnership with The Royal British Legion, Shelter and Connect Assist. Its main aim is to make accessing the services of those charities easier through a telephone helpline open seven days a week from 8am-8pm.

It may be that a member can provide a housing intervention that negates the need to consider a rent bond or rent deposit.

Website

There is now a Veterans Housing Advice (VHA) web site https://www.veteranshousingadvice.org.uk

 

Contact

The direct number to an advisor is 0808 801 0880, that can also be accessed via the Veterans’ Gateway: 0808 802 1212 that is available 24/7.

Leaflet

This information is available here.

 

Amicus Trust

Amicus Trust provides the following services to veterans of the British Armed Forces:

 

The leaflet is available here.

 

A referral form is here.

 

Project Nova

Service Description

A support project for ex-service personnel who have offended or who are at risk of offending.

Referrals

The referral form is here: Veteran Referral to Project Nova

Contact

John Phillips

Regional Coordinator Beds, Cambs & Herts

Tel: 07976 752458

Email: john.phillips@projectnova.org.uk

Secure Email only: john.phillips@rfea.cjsm.net

Nova Central Support Tel: 0800 917 7299

Nova Central Support Email: info.nst@projectnova.org.uk

Nova Central Support Secure Email: info.nst@rfea.cjsm.net

Further information / leaflet

The leaflet is available here.

 

Combat Stress 

Combat Stress is UK’s leading military charity specialising in the care of veterans suffering from a psychological condition related to their service career such as depression, anxiety, a phobia or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Regular Forces Employment Association 

Regular Forces Employment Association helps those leaving the armed forces find and remain in employment.

 

RFEA - The Forces Employment Charity


RFEA provide through life employment support for all veterans. Access to regional employment advisors, employer relations and armed forces job boards.

 

Royal British Legion Civvy Street service 


Whether you are coming to the end of your period of service or you have recently left, the Royal British Legion’s Civvy Street service gives you information and resources to help you into a civilian career.

 

SSAFA Forces Help 


SSAFA can help identify what grants or benefits you might be entitled to.

 

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

SSAFA's Stepping Stone Homes based in both the North East and the South of England provide short-term supported accommodation, help and advice to female service or ex-serving personnel, the female spouses or partners of serving or ex-serving personnel, and their dependent children.

 

Veterans Aid

 
Veterans Aid relieves distress among ex-servicemen and women, including the merchant service, and their widows or widowers who are unemployed, homeless, or for some reasonable cause, in need. The organisation can help vulnerable veterans with accommodation, food and clothing and advice and advocacy.

 

Veterans UK

Veterans-UK is the single point of contact within the Ministry of Defence for veterans and their dependants seeking help, information and advice. Can answer queries directly or put callers in touch with an appropriate organisation who can help. Also responsible for claims for and administration of War Disablement Pensions and War Widows Pensions, together with claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

 

Veterans Welfare Service 

The Veterans Welfare Service is committed to enhancing the quality of life for Veterans and beneficiaries of pensions and compensation schemes, and all their dependants. It also focuses on providing support that will enable the seamless transition from service to civilian life, assists bereaved families or respond to key life events that present welfare needs.