Useful Links Page 2

Young People

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Childrens’ education AdvisoryChildren’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) supports operational effectiveness through the provision of educational support to service and eligible MOD civilian families.
Child Bereavement UKChild Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.
Forces Childrens TrustAs a charity we are devoted to working together to help children in need whose father or mother has died, or has sustained life-changing injuries, whilst serving as a member of the British Armed Forces or Civilian Forces (i.e. Police, Fire and Ambulance Services).
MKC /HMS HeroesMKC Heroes (Formally HMS Heroes) is a national support group for the children of Service men and women and their relatives. A tri-Service network of after-school clubs.
Scotty’s Little SoldiersA charity dedicated to supporting bereaved British Forces Children aged 0-18 years. Support is available to families from the British Army, Royal Navy or RAF, regular and reserves and is not limited to those killed in action. Children who have lost a parent through illness or accident are also eligible as long as their parent was a serving member of the British Forces at the time of their death, or was medically discharged due to a condition which eventually led to their death.
Winstons WishWe support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.
Most of the descriptions above are taken directly from each organisation’s website.

Other Useful Sites

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Age ConcernAge UK is the country’s leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.
Big White WallCommissioned by over 150 organizations globally, we’re an online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.
BFBSLet us entertain you! Wherever you are in the world, get your favourite soaps, Premiership sport, dramas, music, news and much, much more on TV, radio and online.
Care for the FamilyCare for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.
Citizens Advice BureauWe give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Our network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free
Combat StressWe are Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For over a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
Commonwealth War Graves CommissionThe Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours the 1.7 million men and women who died in the armed forces of the British Empire during the First and Second World Wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten.
The Compassionate FriendsTCF offers many different kinds of support for bereaved families. Whatever the cause of your loss, wherever you are in the UK, and whatever your circumstances – we are here to help.
Counselling DirectoryConnecting you with help for your mental health
CruseYou are not alone. We’re here to support you.
Defence Discount CardDefence Discount Service is home of the Defence Privilege Card, the vetted discount card that can be used in stores, restaurants and venues to obtain armed forces discounts. This discount card allows Veterans and the Armed Forces Community to have a card that can allow them to receive military discounts.
Family LivesIf you would like support and advice, you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.
We listen, support and never judge.
Forces War RecordsWith more than 24 Million Commonwealth military records and military history experts waiting to hear from you, we are the starting point for your UK military history research.
Friends of War MemorialsWar Memorials Trust works to protect and conserve war memorials in the UK. The charity provides free advice to anyone as well as running grant schemes to support repair and conservation projects. You can find a range of resources on this website to help you engage with our unique war memorial heritage
Jobcentre PlusInformation for Benefits and employment
Joint Casualty and Compassionate centre (JCCC)Management of British armed forces casualties and compassionate cases.
Jolly DolliesOur main objective is to help widows regain a social life through friendship and social events. Our aim is to connect widows locally and nationally, reaching those who want and deserve a full, happy and supportive social life.
Help for HeroesHelping wounded veterans and their familiesto recover and get on with their lives
Home StartWe’re there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.
Homeless VeteransGet help finding somewhere to live if you’ve left or are about to leave the military and have nowhere to stay.
King Edward VII HospitalOur charitable conscience keeps us dedicated to providing the highest levels of subsidised care to Veterans of The Armed Forces.
Lady Grovers’ FundOur health insurance provides help in meeting the unexpected costs of illness for your dependants.
Lord Kitcheners Memorial Holiday CentreKitchener’s is a unique Suffolk charity overlooking the sea in south Lowestoft, offering hotel style holiday accommodation to British and Commonwealth ex-armed service men and woman; British ex-merchant service men and women; and recently to British ex-emergency service men and women, and their spouses or partners, widows and widowers.
Lloyd PiggottWhatever the nature of your business, we are here to help keep your accounts in great shape. We offer accountancy, auditing, tax planning and other professional services that keep everything running smoothly.
MesotheliomaAsbestos.com provides the best online resource on mesothelioma and its treatment because our information is scientifically researched, and top doctors medically review everything we provide you and your loved ones.
Road PeaceThe aftermath of a road crash is devastating. We help bereaved families cope and build resilience through peer support, our local group network, befriending service and trauma support programmes
Remembrance TravelAs the National Custodian of Remembrance, The Royal British Legion invites you to journey with Remembrance Travel to explore, to rediscover and to remember the bravery and sacrifice of our Armed Forces.
SamaritansWhatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Scottish War Blinded provides former members of the armed forces, who have a significant visual impairment, assistance that will enable them to live independent and fulfilling lives.
The Not Forgotten AssociationTo act generally for the benefit of service and ex-service personnel with disabilities or who are wounded, including the organisation or provision of items or facilities for leisure and recreational activities, travel, holidays and outings.
The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ SocietyWe have been providing housing, residential and nursing care to former seafarers, their widows and dependants for more than 150 years.
The Royal Homes, WimbledonAccommodation now is available to members and former members of all ranks of the Armed Forces and their families; including those currently serving, veterans and reservists.
White EnsignOur mission, as a Naval Charity, is to inform and provide guidance to all serving and former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, their Reserves and also to their families. We are an unbiased, confidential and free advice service.
Most of the descriptions above are taken directly from each organisation’s website.