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WELFARE

At some point in most peoples lives, there is a time when they need to call on the support of others. Those within our community should never struggle for people to turn to. We at ABG strive to become the go-to place for Airborne brethren to seek advice, guidance and support. 

We have a network of people and businesses with incredible knowledge, connections and experience. Regardless of your problems, we probably have someone who has experienced similar and can offer advice. This could be financial issues, relationship issues, struggling for work or dealing with mental health battles - we can be there for you. 

There are some incredible charities and organisations that offer great support. We can discuss this with and signpost which organisations can offer the best support. 

If you need us - get in touch!

Welfare:

These links will provide generic welfare which address most aspects of societal need.  They can also provide grants.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

Support & Welfare - SUPPORT OUR PARAS

Who We Help | Armed Forces Charity | Royal British Legion

Housing:

Housing links which will show local councils and charitable organisations that can provide advice for veterans without housing or can provide advice regarding unstable housing situations.

Find your local council - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Search for Local Housing Allowance rates by postcode or local authority : DirectGov - LHA Rates (voa.gov.uk)

Help if you’re homeless or about to become homeless - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Shelter - The housing and homelessness charity

Housing advice for veterans - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Advice and support for veterans & ex-forces | Veterans' Gateway (veteransgateway.org.uk)

Amicus Trust (Wellingborough and Northampton)

Caring for Veterans in Scotland since 1916 | Erskine Veterans Charity (Scotland)

Training Support:

ELCAS - Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services

RBL - Education and training support for the Armed Forces Community (britishlegion.org.uk)

The British Training Board - Home (thebtb.co.uk)

 

If you are interested in Health and Safety Training or becoming a Physical Training Instructor get in touch via the enquiries form we have trusted providers who we are in partnership with and can put you in touch with.

 

Mental Health:

National and local mental health services that can support veterans and serving personnel in a crisis situation.

Op Courage – Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (veteranaware.nhs.uk)

Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen

Local to Colchester and Essex: 

North East Essex Crisis Support: MN Essex Mind's Urgent Help Services

Mid Essex Sanctuary | Crisis Support & Safe Space (mnessexmind.org)

 

Finance, Benefit and Debt

National and local advice on reducing living costs and benefits.

Fighting UK Poverty - Turn2us – Provides a useful grant and benefits calculator

Reducing Everyday Living Costs Brochure

 

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse - Essex County Council

Call the National Domestic Violence Helpline: Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Support and advice dedicated to male victims of domestic abuse: Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men | Men's Advice Line UK (mensadviceline.org.uk)

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