Local support for the armed forces community

If you are a local veteran or member of the armed forces community that needs some help or support, there are a range of military charities and organisations working locally. Many are just a phone call away.

SSAFA Worcestershire

SSAFA provide lifelong support to those who are serving or have served in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force, and to their families. Founded in 1885, we’re extremely proud of our long-standing heritage and of all the work we do with inspiring people from Worcestershire, across the UK and around the world.

Telephone: 01905 21728
Website: SSAFA Worcestershire (opens in a new window)

Stepway Worcester

Stepway are located across Worcestershire and run several drop-in centres across the county.  No matter your circumstance or background Stepway offer you a place to meet like-minded people who have walked the walk. It is a place to make new friends A place where you can relax, pull up a chair and have a brew with your muckers. It also offers training, advocacy support, volunteering opportunities and a number of great projects to support mental health and wellbeing.

Telephone: 07539 754457
Email: info@stepway.org
Facebook: Stepway@civilianskills
Website: Stepway Worcester (opens in a new window)

YSS Remember Veterans

Remember Veterans is for military veterans who are currently in or are at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. The service works closely with the veteran to develop an intensive 1:1 support plan which aims to enable the veteran to access sustainable, independent living whilst reducing the likelihood of offending/re-offending.

Telephone: 07773 930149
Email: Lisa.burnett@yss.org.uk
Website: YSS Remember Veterans (opens in a new window)

NHS Operation Courage (Veteran Mental Health Service)

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available from Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. It does not matter if you're due to leave the armed forces, just left the armed forces or left many years ago. Op COURAGE are here to help and understand the courage it takes to speak to someone.

Telephone: 0300 323 0139

Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Our bespoke Veterans Service can provide a wide range of personalised support to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of veterans and their carers in Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

Telephone: 01905 740950 or 0800 008 6077
Website: Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire (opens in a new window)

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

Meet up with other veterans in a relaxed, safe and social environment for banter and putting the world to rights.

Search on Facebook for:

  • Kidderminster and Wyre Forest Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club
  • Malvern Hills Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club
  • Worcester 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 8:00am to 8:00pm 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 9:00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Website: SSAFA Forcesline (opens in a new window)

Advice and support from Worcestershire County Council

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

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