Coronavirus (COVID-19) support for the armed forces veteran community

Our brilliant military charities and organisations who work locally in Worcestershire are putting measures into place to ensure they stay connected to the veteran community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) period.

Social isolation doesn’t mean we are not here for you. We are just a phone call away:

SSAFA Worcestershire

The SSAFA branch network is in operation and will be able to provide support via telephone, skype or email.

Telephone: 01905 21728

Stepway CIO

Stepway volunteers will continue to support and reach out to veterans in the community. If you feel like a chat, need practical support and guidance we can contact you via email, telephone, Skype, FaceTime or Facebook.

Telephone: 07539 754457
Facebook: Stepway@civilianskills

YSS Remember Veterans

YSS will continue to support and take referrals from military veterans in the criminal justice system and will offer support via telephone and email.

Telephone: 07773 930149
Secure email:

Veterans Mental Health (TILS)

TILS are currently suspending their face to face visits for the moment. However, we are offering telephone assessments and consultations, together with our 24 hour, seven days a week ;emotional support line.

Telephone: 0300 323 0139

Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Age UK will try to increase a number of their services to support older people. This will include regular phone calls, shopping and prescription run. Most importantly Age UL want to combat the risk of loneliness and isolation.

Telephone: 01905 740950 or 0800 008 6077

The Royal British Legion

Contact centre is open seven days a week from 8.00am to 8.00pm.

Once you make contact your call will be passed onto the local team who will contact you directly.

Telephone: 0808 802 8080

Worcestershire Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Clubs

The best way to keep in touch, keep connected and catch up is via the club’s Facebook page.

Search for:

  • Worcester Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club
  • Kidderminster and Wyre Forest Armed Forces
  • Veterans Breakfast Club

National Helplines for the Armed Forces Community

Veterans Gateway

Our of hours phone line telephone: 0808 802 1212

Website: Veterans gateway (opens in a new window)

Royal British Legion

Call 0808 802 8080

Available 8:00 - 20:00, 7 days a week

Website: Royal British Legion (opens in a new window)

Combat Stress

If you’re a veteran, service personnel in need of help, or if you know someone who you think needs help, contact us any time.

0800 138 1619 available 24 hours

Website: Combat Stress (opens in a new window)

SSAFA Forcesline

Forcesline is a free and confidential telephone helpline that provides support for serving (regulars and reserves), ex-Forces and for their families.

0800 731 4880  available 09:00 - 17:30, Monday to Friday.

Website: SSAFA Forcesline (opens in a new window)

Age UK

For you or your loved ones needing support Age UK National are here for you every day of the year  0800 055 6112 available 8:00 - 19:00

Veteran Mental Health Support from the NHS

Telephone: 0300 323 0139 available 24 hours

Advice and support from Worcestershire County Council

Website: Here2Help from Worcestershire County Council (opens in a new window)

Website: Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Worcestershire County Council (opens in a new window)