Useful contacts

A list of useful contacts for Armed Forces families and veterans.

The Royal British Legion

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We are here to administer and support the delivery of welfare services and the membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches and clubs throughout Cornwall.

We want our Armed Forces (both Regular and Reserves), veterans and their families to know they can depend on SSAFA for support now and for the rest of their lives. Our values mean we are committed, practical and understanding.

The RAF Families Federation provides all RAF personnel and their families - Regular and Reserve, single or married - with timely and professional support, assistance and an independent voice regarding issues or concerns that they may have.

AFF is the voice of the Army family. It empowers, acts as an advocate and an expert witness to promote a quality of life, which reflects the Armed Forces Covenant.

Our vision is for all Naval Service Families to be able to have their views heard by those in positions of power, feel valued and to be treated with fairness and respect and be able to thrive in their communities of choice.

The Services Sound and Vision Corporation is a registered charity set up to entertain and inform Britain's Armed Forces around the world. Its mission: To be the preferred provider of entertainment and information to Service personnel and their families worldwide.

*to formally launch in 2017.

The £2 million Veterans Gateway programme will help veterans find advice and support on a broad range of issues, including healthcare, housing and employability. It will provide a 24/7 phone number, a dedicated website and a mobile app so that veterans, regardless of age or location, will have a simple point of contact to turn to for help.

We are an independent charity and are completely impartial in our choice of suppliers of services or equipment. We will always first assess your need before suggesting a solution to meet your particular circumstances.

The Legion's handy van service helps ex-Service people and their families with small household repairs and minor adaptations.

Surf Action is a military charity dedicated to supporting serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces and their families who suffer from the effects of PTSD, Physical injury or have difficulty re-adjusting to civilian life.

Turn to Starboard is a registered charity using sail training to support Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations. They help retired and serving personnel and their families.

This Family Information Service website is for residents of Cornwall requiring care and support. 

Serving in our armed forces can be incredibly demanding. Alongside the physical toll, it can have a huge emotional impact on our servicemen and women. Our Right Turn programme provides specialist support for veterans with specially trained Addaction staff.

Our mission is to deliver an enduring national network of support for our wounded and their families. We will inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential.

Combat Stress is the UK's leading Veterans' mental health charity.

If you serve in the Armed Forces - or used to - this information is for you and your family. Find out about help you can get in the UK and abroad, including help with education and travel costs.