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Useful Contacts

We have a list issued by 'Cruse' of useful books for bereaved Children and Carers, please get in touch with us if you feel this maybe of some help.

We hope that the following organisations may be of use to you:

Counseling Directory

Connecting you with professional support.

Web: www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Veterans World

Ex SPVA Veterans UK, "Supporting Services Through Life".  Offer a helpline for Armed Forces Veterans.  Helpline phone number 0808 19142180.

Tel: 0141 2245212

Web: www.veterans-uk.info/veteransworld.htm

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Post: Service Personnel & Veterans Agency (SPVA), 2nd Floor, MP 600, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow G2 8EX

Care for the Family

A charity offering Activity Breaks for single parents with children.

Web: www.careforthefamily.org.uk

Tel: 0292 0810800

Families of the Fallen

A new charity to help families who have lost the main breadwinner in the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.

Web: www.familiesofthefallen

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Post: FOTF, 2 Eaton Gate, London SW1W 9BJ

Greenwich Hospital

Greenwich Hospital, the Crown Naval Charity, offers a limited number of bursaries for boarding places at the Royal Hospital School, for the children and grandchildren of RN and RM personnel and a limited number of bursaries at the University of Greenwich for retired RN and RM personnel and their children.  It also offers sheltered housing for the widows of RN and RM personnel in Greenwich, Portsmouth and Plymouth.  For further details please see the contact details below.

Tel: 020 7396 0140/0141

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Web: www.greenwichhospital.org.uk

The Big White Wall

The Big White Wall is a safe self management digital social media tool, for Mental Health and Wellbeing issues anonymously assessed from the home, and soon to be used by the NHS as a Stress and Counseling tool.  The site is staffed by professional counselors who can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  For further information and details on how to join, go to: www.bigwhitewall.com

Regular Forces Employment Association (RFEA)

The association's aim is finding employment for Service Leavers.  Help can be given if your spouse died after they had registered with the association for assistance. For further information please see the RFEA Web Site.

Web: www.rfea.org.uk

Sailors Families Society

Provides assistance to the children of seafarers.

Tel: 01482 342331
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Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

The DWP is offering a new DWP Bereavement Service. When reporting bereavement in a single call you will be able to notify DWP when duplicate benefits have been received. During 2011 this service will also be offered as a cross-government service known as “Tell Us Once”.

Tel: 0845 6060265
Web: www.dwp.gov.uk

Forcesline

Forcesline is a free and confidential helpline for you to talk to one of their experienced civilian staff about any personal concerns, worries or problems.  Forcesline is run by SSAFA Forces Help. Therefore is totally independent of the military chain of command and 100% confidential.

Tel: 0800 731 4880
Web: www.forcesline.org.uk

The Veterans Council

The Veterans Council can provide advice and guidance for veterans (all military widows come under the banner of veterans), of all ages, backgrounds and military service.  Platt Bridge Community Zone, 81 Ribble Road, Wigan WN2 5EG.

Tel: 01942 861019
Web: www.veteranscouncil.org.uk

A DVD Guide to Coroner Inquests

Is available on the RAF website please click on this link to visit the website and download your free copy.

White Ensign

Provides confidential guidance on the Armed Forces Pension Scheme and MOD benefits for bereaved families, together with a full range of investment and personal financial advice.

HMS Belfast, Tooley Street, London SE1 2AH

Tel: 0207 407 8658
Web: www.whiteensign.co.uk

Army Widows' Association

'Supporting Today's Widows'

For all inquiries and contact details please click on the link below.

Web: www.armywidows.org.uk

Naval Families Federation

Castaway House, 311 Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth PO2 8RN

Tel: 02392 654374
Web: www.nff.org.uk

Royal Navy, Royal Marines Children's Fund

Castaway House, 311 Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth PO2 8RN

Tel: 02392 639534

Web: www.rnrmchildrensfund.org.uk

RAF Widows' Association

For all inquiries and contact details please click on the the link below.

Web: www.rafwidowsassociation.org.uk

Way Foundation

"Providing a way forward for the widowed and young"

The Way Foundation, PO BOX 6767, Brackley NN13 6YW

Tel: 0870 0113450

Web: www.wayfoundation.org.uk

Cruse

Offers personal and confidential help to bereaved people. A specialist counseling service for bereaved children

Helpline: 0844 4779400
Web: www.cruse.org.uk
Web: www.rd4u.org.uk

War Widows Association of Great Britain

c/o Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA

Tel: 08452 412 189
Web: www.warwidows.org.uk

National Council for One Parent Families

Lobby Group taking forward issues on behalf of anyone living in a one parent family

Web: www.oneparentfamilies.org.uk

Forces Children's Trust:

Provides help and support for Children.

Founder and Chairman Mr Denny Wise.

Tel: 0173 7361077
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Web: www.forceschildrenstrust.org

The Child Bereavement Charity

Is the UK's leading charity that educates professionals and supports families both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved.

Web: www.childbereavement.org.uk

SSAFA - The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association

Support Group for Bereaved families and much more.

Tel: 0207 4038783
Web: www.ssafa.org.uk

Royal British Legion

Provides help and support to serving, former serving personnel, their widows, widowers and children.

Tel: 0203 2072100
Web: www.britishlegion.org.uk

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