Taking the Legion Forward
affects internal structures and processes, however, its cumulative
results will make The Royal British Legion a model of best practice,
by extending its capacity and capability to care, and by securing its
current position as the UK’s leading ex-Service charity well into this
century and beyond.
To deliver modern,
high-quality, customer-focused services to war disablement pensioners,
war widows, their dependants and carers, and other veterans and
in-Service beneficiaries of AFCS; and to deliver them consistently,
efficiently and effectively in recognition of the many extraordinary
and unique personal sacrifices made in defence of the nation.
We are the national
charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families,
including widows and widowers in need.
Eligibility for our help is one day's service in any of HM forces,
including the Reserves and National Service.
The charity provides
timely practical and financial support to four generations of Army
families, the physically disabled, the mentally ill, the homeless, the
unemployed and the elderly.
In the spirit of 'a hand-up rather than a hand-out' the Fund promotes
and encourages self-reliance, self-confidence and a better quality of
BLESMA is a National
Charity, Registered Charity Number 1084189 for Limbless and Ex-Service
Men and Women, their dependants and Widows. The objectives of the
Association are to promote the welfare of all those of either sex who
have lost a limb or limbs, or one or both eyes, or the use of limbs as
a result of service in any branch of Her Majesty's Forces or Auxiliary
Forces and to assist needy dependants of such service limbless. We
will also help those who lose a limb after service.
The National Office in
Newcastle runs the Gulf Veterans Association and also runs a National
Branch of the Royal British Legion. The Royal British Legion
contributes towards the running costs of the office including rent,
rates and funding for a part time member of staff to assist with the
running of the office. Without this support the office would find it
difficult to function.
As long as there are Armed
Forces there will be a need
for Erskine care and in fact demographics indicate there is demand for
places up to at least 2020.
Erskine offers ex-Service men and women all over Scotland
the specialist care and support they need to overcome physical and
scars, often long after they have left active duty.
Re-building shattered lives, restoring dignity, providing nursing and
The Ex-Services Mental
Welfare Society, COMBAT STRESS, exists to serve these men and women.
For over 80 years, we have been the only services charity specialising
in helping those of all ranks from the Armed Forces and the Merchant
Navy suffering from psychological disability as a result of their
Through our national network of welfare officers, we visit clients at
home in order to establish how best we can improve their quality of