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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    Blesma
    Description
    Blesma understand the needs of a military amputee unlike no other national charity in the United Kingdom.
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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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    Disability North
    Description
    Advice and services including equipment and adaptation services for older people and those with a disability.
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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
    Providing advice, information and guidance, 'life changing' projects and opportunities for former servicemen and women experiencing difficulties in adjusting to a new life as a civilian.
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    Gamblers Anonymous
    Description
    Gamblers Anonymous members offer the hand of friendship to anyone who is looking to try and stop gambling.
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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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    Poppy Calls
    Description
    Handy man service for ex armed forces personnel and their families.
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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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    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' Gateway
    Description
    Veterans' Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support.

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