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Useful Resources

We work closely with many organisations to make sure all the people we help receive the support they need to help them make the transition to civilian life as smooth as possible. Whilst we are based in Preston, we work with ex-Service and emergency services personnel across the UK.

Below we have provided a few useful links to documents, websites and organisations that we find useful. We are adding to this list of useful resources all the time, so check on a regular basis to see what’s new.


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Start a career

Career Transition Partnership

Jobcentre Plus

National Careers Service

Officers’ Association

Officers Association Scotland

Olive Branch Fostering

The Poppy Factory


RFEA – The Forces’ Employment Charity


Step into Health


Be your own boss

Start your own business

X-Forces Enterprise


Get a qualification

Further education courses and funding

University and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS)


Training and apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Service

United Utilities Apprenticeships


Family support

Families’ Activities Breaks

Family Action

Family Lives (includes Parentline)

Family Support Northern Ireland

Home Start

Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children


Health and welfare

Blesma – The Limbless Veterans

Blind Veterans UK

Combat Stress, the Veterans’ Mental Health Charity

Defence Medical Welfare Service

Holistic Dreams

Lady Grover’s Fund

Veterans and Mesothelioma

Mind, the mental health charity

NHS Choices

PTSD Resolution Counselling Forces’ Veterans & Reservists



Haig Housing

Home Group

Scottish Veterans Residences

Veterans Aid


Money and finance

Army of Angels

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Forces Pension Society

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

Money Advice Service

Veterans Welfare Service


Additional military charities, associations and organisations

ABF The Soliders’ Charity

Army Dependants’ Trust

Help for Heroes


RAF Association

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

The Royal British Legion

Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity


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Veterans UK

Veterans In Communities

Walking with the Wounded

The White Ensign Association

Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust