Armed forces charities and support networks

Please see below for a list of armed forces charities and support services:

  • Royal British Legion – The Royal British Legion is here to help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families.
  • Gloucestershire SSAFA – SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans, and their families in their time of need.
  • Help for Hero’s – The leading charity for the armed forces community. Find out what we do. No matter when or where they served, we are at the veteran’s side for as long as it takes.
  • Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust – As a Trust GHC are committed to supporting veterans and the armed forces community and have aligned their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Blind Veterans UK – Help for vision-impaired ex-Servicemen and women to rebuild their lives after sight loss.
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust– Named a Veteran Aware hospitals trust in recognition of their commitment to improving NHS care for veterans, reservists, members of the armed forces and their families.
  • Gloucestershire Forces Hub– The ‘FORCES HUB’ is a Gloucestershire monthly group that hopes to strengthen the networking knowledge of the Veterans’ groups that are already offering social and welfare support to Veterans in the county.
  • Veterans Welfare Service – The Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) provides a professional help and advice service to veterans or anyone supporting a veteran, their families and dependants.
  • Armed Forces Network – Armed Forces Network (AFN) is commissioned by the Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) across both Sussex and Kent & Medway and started in Sussex in 2011. It is a multi-organisational group which includes members from the NHS, MoD, Armed Forces Reservists, Mental and Physical Health Clinicians, the Royal British Legion, SSAFA and other interested charities and organisations from across Sussex (i.e. police and local authorities).