Support for Armed Forces Personnel, Reservists and Veterans in Hambleton
Hambleton District Council has signed up to the MoD North Yorkshire and York Covenant which seeks to provide information, advice and guidance to serving armed forces personnel, reservists, veterans and their dependents. There are a number of key organisations that can provide information and support to serving personnel and ex-military personnel.
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families
Those eligible for support services can be summarised as:
- People who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces
- Their dependants
- Their carers
Tel: 0808 802 8080
The Veterans Gateway
The Veterans' Gateway aims to be the first point of contact for veterans or their families who need support. As the first point of contact, Veterans' Gateway helps people find the right support easily and quickly - no matter where they are or what they need.
Veterans' Gateway is made up of a consortium of Armed Forces charities including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland and Combat Stress. A group of referral partners also back the service, allowing Veterans' Gateway to refer people to specialist organisations both within and outside of the Armed Forces sector.
Tel. No. 0808 8021212
Veterans UK (MoD)
Veterans UK administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service. It helps ex-service personnel get appropriate support from government, local authorities, independent bodies and the charity sector and also provides welfare support for veterans of any age, and their families through the Veterans Welfare Service and the Veterans UK helpline
Helpline staff offer specific advice on war disablement pension and armed forces compensation scheme claims. The helpline also offers advice on other issues including benefits, pensions, loans and grants, emergency accommodation, finding a job, retraining, health issues, welfare concerns, service records and medals. It also has up to date information on central/local government and ex service organisations, and other voluntary groups.
Tel. No. 0808 1914218
SSAFA has been serving the Armed Forces community for 130 years and works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way. SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army or the Royal Air Force. SSAFA exists to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity. SSAFA works in partnership with other military charities and specialist organisations to ensure that armed forces personnel, veterans and their families get the support they need.
Tel. No. 01904 492 562