Welfare Working Protocol
Notification of a Severe Physical/ Mental Disablement Service Discharge Case from
Service Welfare to SPVA Welfare Service (Welfare 11)
How to Contact the Veterans Welfare Service
Statement of Purpose
Service Personnel and Veterans Agency Mobile Unit
Ilford Park Polish Home (IPPH)
- English Version
- Polish Version
Airbourne Forces Security Fund
Telephone: Number: 01252 320772
Fax: Number: 01252 349203
Website Address: www.parachute-regiment.com
Officers and soldiers, serving and ex-service of Airborne Forces, the Parachute Regiment, Glider Pilot Regiment, Special Air Service Regiment and Airborne personnel of other Arms and Services i.e. those who wear or have worn the Red Beret, and their families are eligible for assistance
Types of Help
- Grants for clothing, bedding and essential furniture, removals, rent and rates, debts etc and to meet any case of genuine need.
- Education - limited assistance may be given towards fees, books and uniforms
- Allowances - supplementary allowances of up to £40 a month may be granted to widows and aged dependants in reduced circumstances with the approval of the ABF
- Rehabilitation - grants may be approved
- Maintenance - continuing grants may be made in special cases. Grants will not be given for divorce proceedings, repayment of private loans, police court fines, purchase of private cars etc.
Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women
Telephone: Number: 020 8800 2844
Fax: Number: 020 8880 1117
Website Address: www.ajex.org.uk
Those of the Jewish faith who have served in HM Forces or the surviving spouse or dependant of such a person.
Types of help
- Grants are sent for Passover, the Jewish New Year and twice during the winter.
- Special grants are given in an emergency
- Help has been given towards holidays.
- Social Visiting.
Army Benevolent Fund
41 Queen's Gate
Telephone: Number: 0207 591 2000
Fax: Number: 0207 7584 0889
Website Address: www.armybenfund.org
The Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) is the Army's central charity. The fund does not deal directly with individual cases. Initial approach should be made to the Regimental Corps Association. Through these it provides support to all serving and ex-service Army personnel and their dependants who are in real need. In addition to individual benevolent grants, ABF also makes grants to over 70 national charitable organisations, which care for the needs of soldiers and their dependants.
Types of Help
In addition to general needs grants ABF also operates a number of special schemes including;
- Nursing Home Fees
- Northern Ireland Special Relief Fund, Falklands Fund and Gulf Trust Fund
Auxiliary Territorial Service and Women's Royal
Army Corps Association (ATS & WRAC)
Telephone: Number: 01962 887612
Fax: Number: 01962 887478
Website Address: www.wracassociation.co.uk/
Assistance to ex-servicewomen of all ranks of the QMACC, ATS, WRAC
Types of Help
There is no limitation on the purposes for which help may be considered, but length of service is taken into consideration. Grants are given for
- General distress due to illness, debts etc for clothing, bedding, light and heat, furniture and furnishings, essential household repairs, removals, holidays and convalescence
- Legal fees are considered but not for divorce.
For further information on ex-Service charitable funds and organisations click on the letter required.