Armed Forces Family Support

Below are details of organisations that can provide information and advice to families when a member of the family joins the Forces.

The MOD Army

They provide a range of welfare support to families while soldiers are away. This support is provided to both Regular Army Families and to those of mobilised members of the Territorial Army or the Regular Reserve.

Website: www.army.mod.uk

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association provides backing, encouragement and a ready source of advice for parents of children with additional needs or disabilities, serving personnel with a disability and their partners and carers.

Tel: 0845 1300975
Website: www.ssafa.org.uk

Torfaen Family Information Service

Torfaen Family Information Service will provide all parents and carers, prospective parents and professionals working with families in Torfaen with information and advice on the wide range of services and facilities for families with children and young people aged 0-19 years. The Family Information Service will provide tailor made information packs for individual armed forces families based on their individual needs. The service will be available, accessible and free to use for armed forces families and indeed all families in Torfaen or for those who are planning to move to/work in Torfaen.

Drop-in during office hours at Cwmbran Integrated Children’s Centre, Ton Road, Cwmbran.

Contact: Katherine Burnap

Tel: 01633 647400
Website: www.torfaenfis.org.uk

Information on School Admissions and the Torfaen Schools Directory can be viewed here.

Help for Heroes

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

Tel: 01980 846 459
Email: info@helpforheroes.org.uk

Holidays for Heroes

A Jersey charity whose aim is to provide a week’s holiday on the beautiful island, to any past or present member of HM Forces injured, in mind or body, whilst during or resulting from their service.

Website: www.hols4heroesjersey.org.je

RBL-Royal British Legion

The Legion offers much-needed breaks to ex-Service and serving personnel and their families. If you or a member of your family is recovering from an illness, bereavement or other life affecting event, the Legion can provide a comfortable and enjoyable break .

If you've suffered a bereavement RBL volunteer caseworkers or visitors can provide some basic information on bereavement services that might be available to you in your area

Website: www.britishlegion.org.uk

Wales Homes For Veterans

Support for anyone with the following barriers: homelessness, mental health, learning difficulties, and help finding employment

Tel: 01722 344483
Email: enquiries@alabare.co.uk
Website: www.alabare.co.uk

Healing the invisible wounds

Helps for veterans and their families adjust to civilian life, also support for any veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, housing issues or ex offender

Tel: 01273 911 771
Email: info@helpforveterans.org.uk
Website: www.helpforveterans.org.uk

Combat Stress

Providing counselling for ex armed forces, reservists and families (PTSD)

Tel: 0800 138 1619
Email: contactus@combatstress.org.uk
Website: www.combatstress.org.uk

Care after Combat (Footprints road to Recovery)

Help with ex armed forces suffering for alcohol misuse

Tel: 0300 343 0255
Website: www.careaftercombat.org

South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 (Falklands conflict)

Support for veterans of the Falklands conflict with any issues relating to their time at the Falklands

Tel: 01495 741592
Email: secretary@sma82.org.uk
Website: www.sama82.org.uk

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Armed Forces Community Covenant

Tel: 01495 762200

Email: armedforces@torfaen.gov.uk

Back to top