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Support organisations for the Armed Forces community

As a member of the Armed Forces community there are organisations and charities that can help with:

  • benefits
  • housing
  • health
  • getting work
  • social activites 

Veterans Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support, whether you are based in the UK or abroad.

Legion Scotland

Provide services to support you including:

  • community, comradeship and practical advice
  • social activites including sporting and music based opportunities

Address

New Haig House
Logie Green Road
Edinburgh
EH7 4HQ

Phone

0131 550 1586
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Find your local Royal British Legion Scotland branch.

Poppyscotland

Offers practical advice and assistance to the armed forces and veterans community.

Address

New Haig House
Logie Green Road
Edinburgh
EH7 4HQ

Email

enquiries@poppyscotland.org.uk

Phone

0131 557 2782
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Veterans Scotland

Brings together member charities to help veterans in Scotland get access to the support they offer.

Veterans Assist Scotland is part of Veterans Scotland. It collects a wide range of information from the veterans community and veterans support oraganisations into one place. A full list of these statutory bodies, charities and third sector organisations is available on the Veterans Assist website.

Address

New Haig House
Logie Green Road
Edinburgh
EH7 4HR

Email

gensec@veteransscotland.org.uk

Phone

0131 550 1569
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Armed Services Advice Project

Part of Citizens Advice and gives information, advice and support if you're:

  • serving in the armed forces or a dependent
  • a veteran or a dependent
  • members of the Merchant Navy who supported UK military operations or a dependent

Phone

0808 800 1007
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Contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau

 

Family Federations

There are three Family Federations representing each of the three services, Navy, Army and RAF. Each of the Family Federations is independent from the services and works to improve the quality of life for Service families around the world – on any aspect that is affected by the military lifestyle.

They also provide a signposting service to help you find the right person to speak to, as well as providing useful information for Service families. More information on the individual Family Federations can be found below.

Naval Family Federation

Phone: 023 9265 4374

Army Family Federation

Phone: 01264 554004

RAF Family Federation

Phone: 01780 781650

 

Other support

There are other charities and organisations that provide support. You can see a full list of the Veterans Scotland member charities on their website.

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