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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.

Veterans Shareline      

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) 

Preservation of War Memorials Committee 

The Committee is responsible for -

  • ensuring a proper registration of War Memorials throughout the Isle of Man
  • encouraging the proper maintenance and upkeep of such Memorials
  • avoiding the destruction of, or overseeing the removal of, such Memorials by encouraging the owners or custodians to advise the Committee that such is likely prior to such actions being taken so as to enable the Committee to ascertain any actions that may be appropriate for them to safeguard the Memorial.

The Committee’s remit does not remove the responsibility for War Memorials from Local Authorities.

For more information please contact the Committee Secretary via email at: or telephone +44 1624 686426. Alternatively visit the iMuseum website for details about current or historical War Memorials.

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 

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