Contacts and Services
These are some useful resources for any service, ex-service personnel or their families looking for support or guidance with health, finances or new community schemes. There are also some additional support schemes and charities listed in the related links.
Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme
UK Government scheme to financially support local projects which strengthen the ties or the mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live. Anyone with a suitable project that fits the criteria can apply for this grant funding.
The National Ministry of Defence Helpline
Telephone: +44 0800 022 3366
This is a free national helpline run by the Ministry of Defence. It offers automated options for both in-Service and ex-Service personnel, their families and widows to use to help find the right people to ask for help and advice.
Telephone: +44 1752 816257
A free weekly hour long telephone friendship and support group for injured armed forces veterans.
Combat Stress support Helpline
Telephone: +44 0800 138 161
This is a new free national helpline run by Rethink Mental Illness and funded by the Government. It has been launched to help veterans and their families access expert advice and it is available round-the-clock.
The Royal British Legion Helpline
Telephone: +44 0808 802 8080 (local rate)
For support with the Veterans Welfare Service, Benevolent funds, benefits and money advice, care homes, Poppy Breaks, Remembrance Travel and fundraising.
Armed Forces Day Committee
Organises the annual armed forced day celebrations on the Island.
For more information visit the Armed Forces Day website or contact Chairman: Brigadier (Retd.) Norman Butler CBE (via the Secretary, Elaine on +44 1624 685708)
War Memorials Preservation Committee
Ensures proper registration, maintenance or remove of memorials. For more information please contact Fiona Robinson: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the iMuseum website for details about current or historical war memories.
Veterans Welfare Service
Telephone: +44 0800 169 2277
They are responsible for delivering welfare to all ex-servicemen and their dependants on behalf of the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency.