Veterans Welfare Service
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
The Officers Association
48 Pall Mall
Telephone: Number: 0207 930 0125
Website Address: www.officersassociation.com
Those who have held Commissions in HM Forces including the Women's Services and Nursing Services, and their wives, widows and dependants.
Types of Help
The Association's Charter covers a wide field, and both practical and financial assistance can be offered, including:
- General financial help where there is financial distress
- Advice in finding accommodation in certain homes for the elderly with, if necessary, financial aid towards the fees
- The running of a country home at Bishopsteignton in South Devon for elderly male and female ex-officers
- The Employment Department assist ex-officers of all ages and ranks to find suitable employment
- The Association is the Trustee of The Disabled Officers Garden Homes - an estate of 12 garden bungalows at Leavesden in Hertfordshire, for disabled ex-officers and their families.
The Order of St John of Jerusalem & British Red Cross Society
5 Grosvenor Crescent
Telephone: Number: 020 7201 5131
Fax: Number: 020 7235 9350
Ex-service personnel, residing in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Eire, The Channel Islands or the Isle of Man who suffer from disabilities accepted by the Veterans Agency as due to, or aggravated by service and classed as War Disablement Pensioners.
Types of Help
The general principles in considering applications for help, from pensioners are that the need is connected I some way with the pensionable disablement, the effect of old age, or poor quality life, and that all available help from state or local authorities, has been sought, even if not obtained. As far as applications from widows ex-nurses and VAD's the general principle is to alleviate deteriorating quality of life caused by bereavement, or old age. In all cases need must be shown.
- Help cannot be given to settle private debts to relatives and friends, or for bank loans
- Visits to maintain personal contact can be arranged
- Clothing, if essential to health and not obtainable for financial reasons
- Holidays for convalescence or to give a carer a break from responsibility
- General help for pensioners with a short expectation of life. Removal expenses if the move has been occasioned by medical advice or reasonable cause.
- House adaptations or repairs, to cater for their disabilities or to maintain quality of life, if the costs cannot be met from public funds
- Therapeutic, recreational or remunerative hobbies for the severely disabled.
- Chiropody for arm amputee pensioners.
- Needs of old age, particularly with winter fuel
- Mobility for the Disabled
- Sick room comforts if not obtainable through other agencies
- Debts- if failure to settle would lead to depressed quality of life.
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