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Project Editor - Mal Robinson | Publications Manager - Sam Rosenthal | Design - Liam Grieves Imagery - Ministry of Defence, Crown Copyright 2023Contact: While the publishers have taken all reasonable care to ensure that all material is accurate at the time of going to press, they can accept no responsibility for errors or omissions. No liability is accepted for omission or failure from any cause. Opinions expressed are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of NAFESE. Professional advice should be sought before making any commitment to business transactions detailed within NAFESE. All advertisements are accepted only on the grounds that they comply with the terms of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 and all other relevant legislation. Inclusion of an advertisement cannot be construed as an endorsement of the advertiser or the product by the publishers, their employees or agents. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for any transaction between readers and advertisers. No material in this publication may be reproduced in any form without prior written permission from the publishers. Eyes Front! Copyright of National Armed Forces & Emergency Services Events 2024.

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WE LCOME HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL NATIONAL ARMED FORCES & EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMUNITY DIRECTORY FOR 2024 IN ASSOCIATION WITH MILTARY VS CANCER. It gives me great delight to be asked to collate and edit the first ever edition under the guise of Project Editor and produce content for the Armed Forces, Emergency and Volunteer Services communities. Inside the Directory, the reader will find an array of resources with contact details to anything from training providers for those wishing to resettle or retrade, to charities covering the range of communities, to top tips and guidance on keeping your ducks in a row, whilst serving our great nation. On behalf of the NAFESE team, I would like to thank all sponsors, advertisers and supporters for the directory, without your backing, the directory would not be produced without your help. The final thanks goes to you, the reader, be you a firefighter, police officer, volunteer worker, a member of the NHS, a British Army soldier, a sailor, an aviator, a Merchant Navy member, a Veteran of any of the services mentioned, a cadet, spouse or partner to any of our service based communities - thank you for picking up a copy or reading online. We hope the DIrectory remains of constant guidance and relevance throughout 2024. Kind regards Mal Robinson Project Editor,National Armed Forces & Emergency Services Community Directory 2024. | 4 | 5

A BOU T THE D IR ECTORY The National Armed Forces & Emergency Services Community Directory 2024 in association with Military vs Cancer is designed to be a turn to resource throughout 2024 for the reader, be they serving in the services or forces, a cadet or veteran, spouse or partner. You are serving or have served our great nation in some form or another, or supporting people who have, or who are. Included inside this publication are a few pointers, tips and general awareness for your reference as well as the all important contact details of a range of companies, bodies and charities and educational providers to assist you throughout the 12 months.

A LWAYS B E PR E PA R E DFOR THE UNEXPECTED I served 9 years in the Royal Air Force and then 6 and a half years as editor of a military resettlement magazine, in between various other roles. Whilst this directory is not predominantly aimed at leaving any of the services communities, nor advising you to do so, there always remains the question of “what next?” in the back of one’s mind, or at least “what if?” I leave my current occupation. For those looking to join any of the services from a cadet or student perspective, it is always good to establish some kind of long term plan and a plan with contingencies built in, remaining fluid for any potential life changes along the way. For those reading this who have served in any of the service related communities, because of the unique nature of the roles in which we played and the workplace families we were part of, some find it easier than others to either retire or resettle and bear this in mind and don’t beat yourself up! Many people in the forces enter the worlds of the blue light | 6

or volunteer sectors to maintain this feeling of camaraderie and sense of purpose, whilst many reservists in the forces are professionals in the blue light arena, providing a plethora of synergy between the forces and services. For family members of serving personnel or veterans, there is also a requirement to both support your partner, yet also to have your own support network, to give everyone within your family, the best possible flow of life. Hence, it is always good to have a publication such as this Directory in your hands to provide some support and whilst it may not be an exhaustive list, it may at least provoke some thoughts and advice to either help you in the next steps or help you perform your role with perhaps some of peace of mind. I always tell people, always prepare for the unexpected and I suppose in a professional sense in the services sector, this could be anything from a medical discharge from the forces or a change in family circumstances meaning a relocation from one police force to another, or fire service or NHS Trust. With that in mind, sometimes it is good to get ahead of the game and prepare for that day or in a reactive sense for those who have left the communities, use this publication as a turn to resource in either a primary or secondary sense. Always be prepared, never be afraid to seek advice. Mal Robinson, Project Editor. | 7

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Tim Peake - From The Forces To Outer Space The NAFESE 2024 Community Directory covers the entire range of the service and public sector community and to reinforce this notion, Project Editor, Mal Robinson includes his interview with former British Army Major, turned Astronaut for the European Space Agency, originally conducted for NAFESE magazine - Eyes Front! - in which Tim talks about his transition into orbit. We jump straight into the questions about how Tim made Astronaut selection with the European Space Agency and how much of a life changer this was… “For me it was a huge change. We had just had our eldest child who was 3 months old at that point, so new baby and new job, going abroad and we didn’t really know where we were going to live. We were told my training initially would be in Germany, but then we were told by the Space Agency you could live anywhere, it could be Moscow, it could be Houston or Tokyo, so it was a real leap into the unknown. The Space Agency themselves didn’t even know what they were going to do with us, or where we were going to live, but sometimes in life you have to just take these big leaps and just go with the flow.”

Did you realise at the time just how life changing the move was? “No not at all. I had that phone call on the Monday night saying you have been selected. Would you like to come and join us and they say well the announcement is going to be in Paris on Wednesday and so can you make it? I was like Okay let me speak to my boss and ask for the day off and I said well when will I be back to work? They said, we will probably have a drink and a meal after the announcement, so plan on flying back Thursday morning. So, I thought I would take a couple of days off. Yet the reality was, as soon as it was announced on that Wednesday, that I had been selected, Jonathan Amos, the BBC Science reporter was there in Paris and he reported this breaking news and things just went crazy. Before I knew it, we weren’t going for a nice meal and a drink afterwards at all, I was on a Eurostar straight back to London where there were about fifty interviews and went on until about midnight and it was a complete PR frenzy and so nobody expected that from the off.” What was the thinking about joining the European Space Agency as an Astronaut, was it next level career progression in terms of flying? “It was another challenge, the next sort of progression from test flying. I was loving test flying and would have loved to have carried on being a test pilot if I had not been successful with the Space Agency. For me it seemed like doing a test pilot’s job on an International level in a different environment and one that would continue to push the boundaries of technology, engineering and what we are doing in space. And so it seemed like the next level of challenge.” Eyes Front is a free bi-monthly magazine produced by the team at NAFESE. | 21

JO B O P P O CV ADVI CE We live in a time-poor environment – no matter how organised we are, and nowadays, the decision to bring someone in for an interview is made in a matter of seconds. The thing standing between a veteran or service leaver and their ability to sell themselves? Sure there are LinkedIn profiles, covering letters and application forms, but nothing comes close (still) to your CV. Here are a few pointers to help your forces CV. Lose The Military Lingo You might assume your previous rank or position is selfexplanatory. Or maybe that course you went on offered a universally recognised qualification. But, you need to look at every turn of phrase from an outsider’s perspective. That means swapping out words like ‘Troop’ for ‘Team’, ‘Patrol’ for ‘Project’!. Talk ‘I’ not ‘We’ – this is hard and may feel Jack. Avoiding acronyms like ‘WO2’ or ‘MOD’. If you’re like some of the JobOppO team, you might not realise when you’re dropping in military terms, so before sending it off, show your CV to someone who doesn’t have the foggiest about military! If they start asking questions about a word or a job title, then you need to keep working on it. Always assume the reader has no prior knowledge and it’s your job to help them see the merits of each role you’ve held and how it has shaped you as a person. Keep It Concise Not everything on your CV will be relevant to the job you’re applying for. You might think that your first job 20 years ago still needs to appear on your CV for chronological sake, but if it isn’t adding value or showing off a different skill then why include it in detail? Explain The Why It’s easy to describe what you did in previous roles, but your CV shouldn’t resemble your old job spec or a journal. Everytime you write a sentence about a previous responsibility, ask yourself - so what? Why did you do that? What was the outcome/impact? | 22

Always look to use tangible results (stats, figures, percentages etc) the end of each point as the person reading it needs to be able to see results. Tailor It To The Job We know that this is probably the point where we may lose your attention, because what we’re suggesting takes extra time. But, adapting your CV specifically to the role you’re applying for is well worth the effort – in fact, it’s a must do. Show Off Your Transferable Skills We talk about this ALL the time. If you’re looking for a Civvy job, you need to show how your Military skills are transferable to the workplace you’re hoping to get into. It’s often quite a mental leap for people to realise that the skills you learnt in service can be applied to other environments like an office or a hospital. Make it really clear that your Military experience, whatever it may be, has taught you things you can take into a new role and as importantly, into your new company. Need inspiration? Start with how working in a high-pressured environment built your character - resilience, adaptability, leadership lateral thinking etc. Need more CV advice? Please register on and get in touch with our in-house expert Garrath. | 23

HEALTHCARE NHS TRUSTS & ORGANISTATIONS England Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Barts Health NHS Trust Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust | 24

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust Croydon Health Services NHS Trust Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Devon Partnership NHS Trust Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust East Cheshire NHS Trust East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust East London NHS Foundation Trust East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

North Bristol NHS Trust North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust London Ambulance Service NHS Trust London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust | 25

HEALTHCARE Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust The Christie NHS Foundation Trust The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust Solent NHS Trust | 26

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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West London NHS Trust

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

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NHS Lanarkshire

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Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust

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A Great Place to Work - Our dedicated and talented staff make it their mission to provide outstanding care for our patients. If you want to be part of our exceptional team. Take a look at our current vacancies to find the job for you. Your career - As part of one of the largest and most engaged workforces in the NHS you’ll have access to our unrivalled training and development programmes. We want the best people to join us learn with us and grow with us so whether you’re in a clinical or non-clinical role we’re committed to creating a supportive and inclusive culture in which you can progress and be your best. We are an inclusive organisation - Promoting diversity equality accessibility and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do for our patients and how we make our Trust a ‘Great Place to Work’. We welcome people from all backgrounds. Our fair recruitment practices offer equal access to employment opportunities and our staff networks enable everyone’s voice to be heard. Wellbeing and support - We are committed to ensuring all of our 25,300 staff feel valued and have the support they need to do their job to the best of their ability. Our health and wellbeing programme is one of the most comprehensive in the NHS and provides a wide range of benefits and support to help in your professional personal and family life. Being part of something exceptional - We’ve been at the forefront of medical innovation for hundreds of years. A career at Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) gives you the opportunity to learn from the best and the inspiration and support to shape our future. Supporting our Armed Forces Community - GSTT signed the AF Covenant in 2017 and established an AF Programme in May 2021. It offers a framework for managing and nurturing growth across various sectors delivering support for our Armed Forces community patients and staff while also fostering strong partnerships | 28

We concentrate on increasing awareness about the AF Community among our 25,300 staff members spread across five hospitals (Guy’s St Thomas’ Evelina Royal Brompton & Harefield). Leveraging our expertise in clinical and welfare services we aim to offer bespoke hollistic care and support pathways by connecting our AF support organisations and charities. This collaboration enhances the integration of services for those in need. Gold Employment Recognition Scheme (ERS) Accredited -. In 2022 the Trust received the Gold Award accreditation highlighting its status as an excellent workplace for the AF Community. We are committed to offering guidance on career paths highlighting opportunities for Regular Forces Transitioning personnel Veterans Reservists CFAVs and Forces Families within the Trust and the broader NHS. The GSTT AF Programme offers the AF Community support to navigate applications. GSTT also has a growing AF Network of AF affiliated staff and external partners. This supports widening participation and integration to the internal and external Network of Networks and the local community we serve. Contact the Armed Forces Team GSTT Armed Forces Webpage GSTT Current Vacancies Current vacancies | Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust ( GSTT Armed Forces LinkedIn Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Armed Forces Programme: Company Page Admin | LinkedIn | 29

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Grand Hotel, Gosforth Park Newcastle. Our flagship black tie event with live entertainment, DJ, 3 course meal, auction and raffle - 21 September 2024

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Other Useful Contacts For Fire & Rescue & Emergency Services National Fire Chiefs Council Limited, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ. Mountain Rescue England & Wales, PO Box 17664, Tamworth B77 9QB. Scottish Mountain Rescue, Glenmore, Aviemore, Inverness-shire. PH22 1QZ. Mountain Rescue Northern Ireland (Mourne Mountain Rescue Team), 33 Monree Hill, Donaghcloney, Co. Armagh, BT66 7GY. Lowland Rescue UK T: 03333 129 999 Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue Coverage: County of Berkshire Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs Coverage: Berkshire Search Dogs


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Coverage: County of Kent Leicestershire Search and Rescue Coverage: Leicestershire Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire Coverage: County of Oxfordshire Midshires Search and Rescue Organisation

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Coverage: Merseyside Jersey Search & Rescue Coverage: Jersey Channel Islands The British Cave Rescue Council Old Forge House Hampton Loade BRIDGNORTH Shropshire WV15 6HD. RNLI West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ. National Independent Lifeboat Association 2 Selborne Road MARGATE Kent CT9 3SP National Coastwatch Institution 17 Dean Street, Liskeard,Cornwall, PL14 4AB. HM Coastguard HM Coastguard Operations, Bay 2/06, Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road,Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1EG.

Môn Search and Rescue

The Coastguard Association Brayfield, Willerton Road, North Somercotes, Louth, Lincolnshire

Coverage: Anglesey

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London Search & Rescue

St. John Ambulance St John’s Gate, St John’s Lane, London EC1M 4DA T: 0344 770 4808.

Coverage: Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Shropshire

Coverage: Counties of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

Coverage London

Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue

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Coverage: County of Norfolk

Merseyside Lowland Search & Rescue

Yorkshire Search and Rescue Lincolnshire Lowland Search and Rescue

Royal Life Saving Society RLSS UK, Red Hill House, 227 London Road, Worcester, WR5 2JG.

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C H A R I TIES AA Veterans Support

Amicus Trust

AA Veterans Support is a Northern Ireland based charity set up to provide help and support for Veterans and their families throughout Northern Ireland.

To give everyone an opportunity to have a home, and to work towards independent living with their community.

31a Prebend St, Bedford, Mk40 1QN T: 01234 334 607

Unit C3 Edenderry Industrial Estate, 326 Crumlin Rd, Belfast, BT14 7EE. T: 028 9074 7071 Change Step Change Step is a veteran to veteran peer mentoring and advice service.

Armed Forces Community Support Hub (Devon) The Hub provides a Tri-Service Hub offering a safe environment with a single point of focus for Armed Forces Personnel, Service Leavers, Veterans and their families/dependents.

Ty Dafydd Alun, 39 Princes Drive, Colwyn Bay. LL29 8LA T: 0300 777 2259

AFV Launchpad

Army Benevolent Fund

Launchpad is a registered charity that provides veterans (and their partners) of all Services with affordable, self-contained flats arranged in managed houses in Newcastle (34 flats) and Liverpool (52 flats).

The Army Benevolent Fund is the Army’s national charity, here for soldiers, past and present, and their families for life. 3 Hansard Mews, Holland Park London. W14 8BJ. T: 0300 1111 238 Agamemnon Housing Association To provide affordable and sensitively managed sheltered housing for people over 60 years of age, giving priority to those who have served in the Armed Forces and their surviving partners or relatives. Agamemnon House, Lindisfarne Close, Cosham,Portsmouth. PO6 2SB. T: 02932387086 Aggie Weston’s Dedicated to supporting the serving men and women of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and their families. Castaway House, 311 Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth. PO2 8RN. T: 02392 650505 | 36

First Floor, 6 Southernhay West, Exeter. EX1 1JG Mountbarrow House, 6-20 Elizabeth Street, London. SW1W 9RB T: 0207 901 8900 Army Families Federation AFF is the voice of the Army family. It empowers and acts as an advocate and an independent expert witness to promote a quality of life which reflects the military covenant. IDL 414, Floor 1, Zone 7, Ramillies Buildings Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road ,Andover. SP11 8HJ T: 01264 382326 Belfast Health & Social Care Trust Non Clinical Support Building, Royal Victoria Hospital, 274 Grosvenor Road, Belfast. BT12 6BA. Better Lives Better Lives is the official charity of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust. T: 01274 251575

Veterans in Crisis Sunderland supporting our serving and ex-forces community in 2024. Services include: Walking Club, Boot Camps, Coffee Mornings, Art Therapy, Outward Bound Training, Counselling, Free Gym Membership, Day Trips, help for Veterans made homeless and much more. ERV, 1 Roker Avenue, Sunderland. T: 0191 5671878

CHAR I T I E S Blind Veterans UK

Combat Stress

Support for blind and visually impaired exServicemen and women.

Combat Stress provides effective treatment and support, delivered by qualified and understanding professionals, to Veterans of the UK Armed Forces who are suffering from mental ill health. 12-14 Harcourt Street, London. W1H 4HD T: 020 7723 5021 British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) The Services Sound & Vision Corporation exists to inform, entertain and connect Britain’s Armed Forces around the world. Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead. KT22 0BX T: 01372 587 000 Council of Reserve Forces & Cadets Association

Chalfont Grove, Narcot Lane, Gerrards Cross. SL9 8TN. T: 01494 878239

Point of contact for Reserve Associations.

Broughton House

Holderness House, 51-61 Clifton Street, London. EC2A 4EY T: 020 7426 8350

To provide nursing and residential support for Ex-Service men and women. Park Lane, Salford. M7 4JD T: 01617402737 Building Heroes Building Heroes provides ex-service personnel with a rapid transition into careers in the construction industry through retraining and employment support. Lodge Cottage, Brinsbury Estate, Staine Street, North Heath,Pulborough. RH20 1DJ T: 01798 874521 Call4Backup Call4Backup was founded to provide confidential support, advice and direction to every member of staff, officer or volunteer working within the UK Police Forces. International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London. EC1A 2BN. T: 0844 5899957 China Fleet Trust To provide recreational and other leisure time facilities for serving members of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, or the Maritime Reserve and their families.

Defence Medical Welfare Service To ensure the well-being of all Armed Forces personnel. The Old Stables, Redenham Park, Redenham,Andover. SP11 9AQ T: 01264 774000 ELFT Charity The charity supports innovative projects that make a positive lasting change and go above and beyond what the NHS would usually provide. East London NHS Foundation Trust, Robert Dolan House, Trust Headquarters, 9 Alie Street, London. E1 8DE. T: 020 7655 4000. Firefighter Foundation The Firefighter Foundation is committed to promoting and preserving the heritage of firefighting. Office 2, Tweed House, Park Lane, Swanley, Kent. BR8 8DT. Forces Employment Charity Part of the Career Transition Partnership. To help men and women of all ranks leaving the Armed Forces to find and remain in employment throughout their working lives.

China Fleet Country Club, Saltash. PL12 6LJ T: 01752 848668

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Veterans at Ease was established in 2010 by a veteran who decided that more choice was needed when it came to effective psychological treatments for fellow veterans after his own lived experience of having psychological issues. The charity provides Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy to the men and women who, having served our country, are now struggling. Importantly, our service is openended and free of charge to the service user. All the charity’s therapists are veterans who have that same lived experience, so genuinely understand the issues faced. Around 40% of all those who walk through our door and ask for help are contemplating suicide. Happily, all those men and women are still alive today and thriving thanks to our understanding of what it means serving in His Majesty’s Armed Forces. To enable us to carry on with the great work we are doing, please consider supporting us, either through a one-off donation or regular giving or even by leaving us a legacy in your will. Just scan the appropriate QR Code which will take you directly | 40

to the information you need to help us. • £50 will help pay for a one-hour session with a veteran. • £200 will pay for the materials a trainee therapist needs for their studies. • £500 will pay for a trainee therapist to attend 2 weekend training sessions. Take part in our annual Total Warrior event and enjoy being in the great outdoors with other like-minded people. Scan the QR code below to register. Please think about volunteering for us, we are always looking for motivated people willing to shake a tin or volunteer in one of our shops around the country. Its looks great on your CV and you really will be helping to save a Veteran’s life. If you are a veteran and have the time and desire to come on board as a therapist, email us at info@ for more details and to speak to the lead psychotherapist. Or call 0191 249 9944 – Option 2 when you get to the menu.


CHAR I T I E S Fighting With Pride

Help For Heroes

FWP is a lived-experience charity supporting the health and wellbeing of LGBT+ Veterans, service personnel and their families.

Help for Heroes helps members of the Armed Forces community to live well after service.

14 Parker’s Close, Downton Business Centre, Downton. SP5 3RB T: 0300 303 9888

45 Roedean Crescent, Brighton. BN2 5RG Forces Children Scotland Forces Children Scotland supports children and young people from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families to reach their potential and thrive. 15 Hill Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JP. T: 0131 240 2224 Forces Pension Society The Forces Pension Society is an independent, not-for-profit membership funded organisation that acts as a pension watchdog for the whole military community. 68 South Lambeth Road, London. SW8 1RL T: 020 7820 9988 Heads On

Helpforce Community A charity with the mission to accelerate the growth and impact of volunteering in health and care. New Wing Somerset House, Strand, London. WC2R 1LA. T: 0207 759 1050 HorseBack UK HorseBack UK is a charity which was set up in 2009 to empower service personnel and veterans suffering from life-changing injuries and post traumatic stress disorder. Ferrar, Dinnet, Aboyne. AB34 5LD T: 01339 880487 Imperial Health Charity

Swandean, Worthing. BN13 3EP.

Fund major refurbishments to hospital buildings and facilities, invest in ground breaking research as well as helping patients and families with support.

E: T: 07469 351 456

178=180 Edgware Road, London. W2 2DS. T: 020 3857 9840

Healthier Heroes CIC

Merchant Navy Association

4 Elizabeth Street, Burnley. BB11 2BQ T: 01282 966730

Bringing all serving and retired Seafarers together in a spirit of companionship, consideration and commitment towards a united lobby for the Community of the Sea.

Heads On is Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s charity.

Healthier Heroes CIC provides support to ex-service personnel, their families and carers who are struggling with an array of complex requirements and support. The support offered to our service users includes housing, education, employment, tackling isolation and health and wellbeing. We are running a programme called UNITE INSPIRE BELIEVE which aims to tackle the complex needs of those in need. This will help to stop the cycle of reoffending while providing 24-hour care and support to those that will be accommodated with us. Bancroft house offers accommodation with 21 double on suite rooms.

28A Bassenhally Road, Whittlesey. PE7 1RN Naval Families Federation The Naval Families Federation exists to give all currently serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families the opportunity to have their views heard by those in positions of power. Building 25, HMS Excellent, Portsmouth. PO2 8ER T: 023 9265 4374 | 41

The Veterans Awards The Veterans Awards are a Not for Profit Organisation that promotes the positives from the Veteran Community and those organisations that support us. It's been put together by Veterans for Veterans in what has become our home nations national awards with three separate award ceremonies taking place in England, Scotland, Wales and we also support the Northern Irish Awards. Our Team are also founders of the Service Children Awards in Wales. Any money above and beyond costs is then distributed via a small grants scheme to smaller CIC's and Charities who work at grass routes level within the veterans community and have a turnover of under 100k per annum! In the UK we have a huge number of highly successful Armed Forces Veterans that have made the transition from the Military to civilian life we want to reward these veterans who have gone above and beyond and excelled in their relevant fields. They will act as role models for future service leavers. We want to find the people who even during the most difficult periods have excelled. We hope that the individuals/Organizations who get shortlisted at our awards can tell their story and act as role models for future service leavers. We plan to make a series of short videos form our shortlisted finalists giving tips and advice to help other service leavers, hopefully making the transition from the Military to civilian life that little bit easier. Rewarding Veterans in Business, Fitness, Sport and the wider community. Our nominated charities are the amazing ‘Army Benevolant Fund’ Charity and Home | The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity ( and also Little Troopers for the Service children Awards. The awards are FREE to Apply and all finalists are invited to a FREE to attend Certificate giving and Networking day before being invited to a black tie gala awards evening, with wine on arrival a three course meal and wine on the table If you would like to find out more about our awards or to nominate a person or organisations that goes above and beyond within our community then please go to: or email | 42

CHAR I T I E S NHS Charities Together

RAF Benevolent Fund

The Association of NHS charities, operating as NHS Charities Together is a federation of over 250 charitable organisations that support the devolved NHS, their staff, volunteers and patients in the UK.

The RAF’s leading welfare charity, providing practical, financial and personal lifetime support to all members of the RAF family whether serving or veterans and their families.

Suite 68, Lake View House, Wilton Drive, Warwick. CV34 6RG. T: 0300 303 5748

Police Care UK

Recruit For Spouses

Police Care UK provides assistance to serving and veteran police officers and staff, volunteers and their immediate families.

Recruit for Spouses is the award winning social enterprise which has helped hundreds of military spouses find employment.

Nova Scotia House, 70 Goldsworth Road, Woking. GU21 6LQ. T: 0300 012 0030

67 Portland Place, London. W1B 1AR T: 020 7580 8343

Hartham Park, Corsham. SN13 0RP T: 0333 2020 996 Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society provides nursing, specialised dementia care, respite care & sheltered housing for ex-seafarers & their dependents. It also has limited spaces for non-seafarers, situated within the idyllic grounds of the Weston Acres Estate, near Banstead, Surrey. Contact: Tel: 01737 353763 Email: Royal Voluntary Service Helping people keep leading independent, healthy and happy lives by offering a helping hand where it’s needed. Hanley Centre, 29 Charles Street, Stoke-onTrent, Staffordshire. ST1 3JP.


Join the only national Cycling Club for blue light and military communities Looking for a cycling club that offers more than just rides? Look no further which offers huge discounts on premium brands like Garmin, Ekoi and Nike, as well as over 19,000 other products. Take part in UK and Euro rides, and support the blue light and military communities, as well as wellness and mental health initiatives through events and support of five charities.

Scottish Fire & Rescue Family Support Trust The only fire service charity run within a specific fire and rescue service for the benefit of service personnel and retired members and their families. Westburn Drive, Cambuslang, Glasgow. G72 7NA. T: 01698 402657 | 43


Tri-Services & Veterans Support Centre

SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families.

Tri Services and Veterans Support Centre. Registered Charity 1159599. Veterans House, Hassell Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs. ST5 1AR

4 St Dunstan’s Hill, London. EC3R 8AD M: 020 7403 8783

Tel 01782 713963.

The Blue Lamp Foundation Supports members of the emergency services who have mental or physical injuries as a result of being injured whilst on duty. 3 Front Street, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland. NE64 6NU. T: 0871 2345 999 The Fire Fighters Charity Helping all serving and retired members of the UK’s fire family to live healthier and happier. Level 6, Belvedere, Basing View, Basingtsoke, Hampshire. RG21 4HG. T: 01256 366 566 The Police Children’s Charity Supporting the children of our police forces. St Andrews, Harlow Moor Road, Harrogate. HG2 0AD. T: 01423 504448

We have a drop-in Centre and we offer the following services: SSAFA caseworker, Walking with the wounded, Op Courage, Veterans UK, Nurse Practitioner, Foodbank. We work with Veterans/Veterans families/ Serving Personal and Reservists. www. Veterans At Ease To increase the mental health fitness levels by delivering 1:1 specialist psychotherapy to serving members of the Armed forces, Veterans and their immediate family members. Head Office: 11 Jackson Street, Gateshead. Tyne & Wear. NE8 1EE. T: 0191 249 9944 Veterans In Crisis Sunderland Helping Veterans requiring a range of services in and around the City of Sunderland.

The Royal British Legion

ERV, 1 Roker Avenue, Sunderland. SR6 0BY. T: 0191 567 1878.

Caring and campaigning for the serving and ex-Service community.

Veterans Into Logistics 199 Borough High Street, London. SE1 1AA T: 02032072100 Thin Blue Line UK The charity is for the benefit of all serving police officers in the UK. T: 07545 376939

Formed to provide training and support, our main aim to change the lives of ex-forces, individuals with convictions and any other vulnerable people who need help in gaining paid employment within the logistics sector. Birch Mill Business Centre, Heywood Old Road, Heywood, Greater Manchester. OL10 2QQ. T: 0330 111 9320. Volunteer Global Health A healthcare non-profit that helps volunteers and charities find each other. | 46

Explore, Discover and Remember at the Nation’s centre for Remembrance

Free Admission | A 150-acre Inspirational Living Landscape | 400 Memorials Inspiring Exhibitions | Guided Tours & Talks | Events & Family Activities | Restaurant & Coffee Shop National Memorial Arboretum Part of the Royal British Legion

Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

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Services Cotswold Centre

Colvin House, Grosvenor Street, Chester. CH1 2DN.

Neston, Corsham, Wiltshire. SN13 9TU.

The museum houses archives of The Cheshire Regiment.

Tri-service facility providing short term transit accommodation for service personnel and entitled family members.

The Museum of Military Medicine

Thackray Museum of Medicine

Keogh Barracks, Ash Vale, Aldershot. GU12 5RQ.

141 Beckett Street, St Harhills, Leeds. LS9 7LN.

The museum tells the story of Army medicine and Healthcare - both human and animal.

A museum on the history of medicine adjacent to St James’ University Hospital.

RAF Club

Metropolitan Police Museum

128 Piccadilly, London.

Marlowe House, 109 Station Road, Sidcup. DA15 7ES.

The RAF Club is open to men and women who have or have held commissions in the RAF.

Museum and archive of the Metropolitan Police Service.

RAF Museum London

National Emergency Services Museum

Grahame Park Way, London. NW9 5LL.

Old Police/Fire Station, W Bar, Sheffield. S3 8PT.

Five buildings and hangars showing the history of aviaiton and the RAF. Imperial War Museum North Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester. M17 1TZ A museum that explores the impact of modern conflicts on people and society. | 48

Located at a former police and fire station, it opened in 1900. The Civil Service Club 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, London. SW1A 2HJ. The club opened its doors in 1953 in an old horse drawn fire station.

Bespoke Regimental Table Mats Handmade in the United Kingdom At Club Matters we are passionate about creating stylish tableware that’s handmade in England. Perfect for your Officers’ or Sergeants’ Mess, our exceptional quality table mats are heat and stain resistant and made to last. Supply us with your regimental crest or badge and we will create a selection of designs for you to choose from.

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CHANGING GEAR Instead of 'Discharge', 'Transition', 'Resettlement' or 'Termination', JobOppO sees the Military to Veteran shift as just Changing Gear. Up or down, that’s up to you - it’s not the end, nor is it anything to be scared of.

COMMUNITY APP JobOppO House is our app-based Veterans’ Employment Community - a safe and exclusive platform for Veterans & Service Leavers to help themselves or one and other

INSIGHT Using a variety of means, we provide access to information OppOs need to help them make an informed decision about a future career



JobOppO believes in the power of now, and our live feeds provide a great opportunity for convenient and secure delivery

JobOppO are keen collaborators and proud advocates of all Veteran matters - employment particularly

EVENTS JobOppO hosts and attends a blend of live and virtual events throughout the UK

INTRODUCTIONS JobOppO encourages all OppOs to open their own networks up to the community


Ours is a network like no other and we work with our Employment Partners and stakeholders to Change The Narrative around Veteran employment

EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT We offer invaluable advice on all aspects of employability to support OppOs into the job, not just a job

OPPORTUNITIES Our dynamic jobs board will link you with roles that match your experience and potential

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F RANCHIS I NG Did you know 1 in 7 military service leavers enter the world of franchising and business? Here we provide three steps to get into this sector… Step One - Ask yourself, “can I afford to buy a franchise?” Be honest with yourself and see how much realistically you can invest into a franchise. Do not overstretch your finances and remove franchises that are outside of your budget. Step Two - What do you need to earn? Make a list of all of your outgoings and add 25% on top of this. The additional 25% allows for any unforeseen costs and gives flexibility. Take out all franchises that will be unable to meet your costs of living. Step Three - Can I do it? Franchise agreements normally last for 5 years, so search inside and ask yourself, is it something I can see myself doing over this time. Take out any franchises on your list that don’t fit this criteria.

FROM COMMISSIONED OFFICER TO OUTSTANDING HOMECARE BUSINESS OWNER “Right at Home offers a lot of support, which allowed me to be my own boss and follow my passion. By offering local jobs, community engagement, and the best in quality care, we really have made a difference to my local community. “I’m really proud of the business I’ve built. Highlights have included getting an Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission, winning a Service Leaver Franchisee of the Year award and reaching the finals of the bfa Franchisee of the Year Award – but the real icing on the cake is seeing the impact that great quality care has on the lives of our clients and their families.” Andrew Davis, owner, Right at Home Bournemouth & Poole Ex-British Army, veteran of tours in the Balkans and Iraq

ED U CATIO N Did you know? The UK Education Advisory Team (UK EAT) – formerly CEAS gives advice, information and support on all aspects of your child’s education, including boarding school. It holds the Accredited Schools Database (ASD), a list of schools for which CEA is admissible. To claim this allowance, the school you choose must be on this list. This database now includes more detail about the schools, including latest inspection reports, boarding capacity, fees and discounts to Service families in receipt of CEA. Families can also use filters to identify suitable schools. The information provided is for guidance only and all Service personnel should verify the details with the school prior to accepting a boarding offer. You can request access to the database by emailing Source: The Army Families Federation (AFF) Please see a selection below of boarding and independent schools in the UK offering services discounted rates. Abberley Hall

Edinburgh Napier University

Abbotsholme School

Edinburgh Napier University is an Armed Forces Gold Covenant University and a member of the MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (No. 1159). We are on the MOD Principal Partner Supplier List as an education provider and can support anyone in the armed forces community who wishes to study with us during or after service. We also encourage the family of current and exservice personal to study, in order to retrain or pursue a passion.

Appleford School Ashville College Badminton School, Bristol Beeston Hall School Bedstone College Bilton Grange Preparatory School Bloxham School Box Hill School Bredon School Buckswood School – East Sussex Cambridge Arts & Science Cargilfield School, Edinburgh Caterham School Cheltenham College Christ’s College Brecon Clifton College Cranleigh School Culford School Dean Close St Johns Dover College Duke of Kent School, Ewhurst Durham School Eastbourne College

Farlington School Felsted School Finborough School, Suffolk Framlingham College Giggleswick School Godolphin School Gordonstoun School Gresham’s School Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls Handcross Park School Hazlegrove School Horris Hill School Kent College Canterbury King Edward’s School Witley Kingham Hill School King’s Bruton King’s School Ely | 52

queen ethelburga’s collegiate, york Excellent-rated, co-ed school for students from 3 months to 19 years. Boarders from Year 3.

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senior schools rated 1st & 3rd in the north for a level results Sunday Times Parent Power 2023

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Community . Quality . Success An HMC boarding and day school educating 360 boys and girls aged 13 to 18. “A small bastion of a school that is absolutely booming in the 21st century” - The Good Schools Guide If you would like to arrange a visit to the School, have a tour and meet the Headmaster, or arrange a video call, please contact our Registrar, Gilly Bunday: /KingsBruton




ED U CATIO N King’s School Rochester

St John’s College Southsea

King’s School Taunton (and King’s Hall)

St Lawrence College, Ramsgate

Kingsley School, Bideford

Seaford College

Kingswood School

Sherborne Prep School

King William’s College, Isle of Man

Sherborne School

Leweston Preparatory School

Slindon College, West Sussex

Lime House School

Stonar School

Llandovery College

Stover School

Longridge Towers School, Northumberland

Taunton School

Loughborough Grammar School

Terrington Hall School.


The Downs, Malvern College Prep School

Malsis School

The Elms School, Worcester

Malvern St James Maidwell Hall

The Oratory School


The Royal Masonic School for Girls

Mill Hill School

The Royal School Hampstead

Monmouth School

The Royal School Haslemere

Mount Kelly

Tonbridge School

New Hall School

Trent College

Norman Court Preparatory School

Warminster School

Orwell Park School

Wellington College, Berkshire

Oswestry School

Wellington School, Somerset

Packwood Haugh School, Shropshire

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