Armed forces: Help and support

Armed forces support in South Tyneside

The Council works with local regiments, Government agencies, charities and voluntary organisations to provide the help that ex-service people might need with things like getting a job, finding somewhere to live and arranging a new school for children.

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    13 Care and Support
    Description
    13 Care and Support are here to support you making changes to improve the quality of your life.
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    Armed Forces and Veterans Launchpad
    Description
    Armed Forces and Veterans Launchpad is a registered charity, providing affordable supported rental accommodation, with on-site support to Armed Forces veterans of all ages and their partners.
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    Blesma
    Description
    Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, is dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight in the honourable service of our country.
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    Blind Veterans UK
    Description
    Blind Veterans UK help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives, by supporting them with their in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services.
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    Changing Lives
    Description
    Changing Lives is a national, registered charity, which provides specialist support for thousands of vulnerable people and their families, every month.
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    Combat Stress
    Description
    Combat Stress is the UK's leading Veterans' mental health charity.
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    Demob Job
    Location
    South Shields Business Works
    Description
    Demob Job is a specialist ex-forces engineering and technical recruitment agency supplying high calibre candidates, who have previously served in the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.
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    Disability North
    Description
    Disability North is a free, independent living service which promotes social inclusion, independence and choice for disabled and older people in the North East of England and Cumbria.
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    Finchale College
    Description
    Finchale is an independent charity, providing specialist progression support for people with multiple and complex barriers to employment.
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    Forward Assist (Veteran Support Charity)
    Description
    Forward Assist Veteran Support Charity provides advice, information and guidance, 'life changing' projects and opportunities to former servicemen and women who are experiencing difficulties in adjusting to a new life as a civilian.
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    Gamblers Anonymous
    Description
    Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they think may solve their common problem, and help others to do the same.
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    Help for Heroes
    Description
    Help for Heroes was founded in 2007 to provide direct, practical support for wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel, Veterans and their loved ones.
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    Jobcentre Plus
    Location
    Job Centre Plus (Jarrow)
    Description
    Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office that can be found in most cities, whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK.
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    Jobcentre Plus
    Location
    Job Centre Plus (South Shields)
    Description
    Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office that can be found in most cities, whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK.
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    Mind
    Location
    Dora Dixon House
    Description
    Whether you are experiencing mental health problems or going through a difficult time in your life, Mind can help.
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    Remploy
    Description
    Remploy exists to improve the lives of disabled people and those with complex needs through the power of work.
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    RFEA (Forces Employment Charity)
    Description
    RFEA are experts in providing a job-finding service, which generates quality and sustainable employment outcomes for all service leavers and ex-forces individuals.
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    Royal British Legion
    Description
    The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.
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    SSAFA (Armed Forces Charity)
    Description
    SSAFA works in partnership with other military charities and specialist organisations to ensure that those who turn to us for help get the support they need.
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    The Poppy Factory
    Description
    The Poppy Factory is the country's leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments.
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    Veterans at Ease
    Description
    Veterans at Ease is a registered charity committed to helping veterans, reservists, serving military personnel and their families deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat stress-related issues.
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    Veterans UK
    Description
    Help and support for veterans from the Ministry of Defence.
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    Veterans Welfare Service (VWS)
    Description
    The VWS is committed to enhancing the quality of life for veterans and beneficiaries of Veterans UK pensions and compensation schemes, and all their dependants.
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    Veterans Wellbeing Assessment and Liaison Service (VWALS)
    Description
    The Veterans Wellbeing Assessment and Liaison Service (VWALS) provides outreach and assessment workers and utilises existing community, primary and secondary care mental health services across the North East.

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