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Royal Marines Association

The Royal Marines Charity exists to help the entire Royal Marines Family.

Our Vision: Giving a lifetime of support to the Royal Marines Family – Once a Royal Marine, always a Royal Marine.

RMA – The Royal Marines Charity will be the central pillar of the Royal Marines Family, drawing together those who aspire to join, those who serve, those who have served and those who support and enable us.
We will be the instinctive first place to which the Royal Marines Family turns for support and camaraderie.
We will deliver through life support serving the needs of our Family.

Our membership is made up of Royal Marine recruits, serving and veteran Royal Marines as well as their relatives, those who have served alongside the Corps or who share our values and ethos.

Our members make the Association what it is, and it is their activity that makes us who we are.https://rma-trmc.org/about-us/

Royal Signals Association

The Royal Signals Association (RSA) exists to serve all members and ex-members of the Corps, whether young or not so young. We welcome you to our site. You can also find us on Facebook and in over 60 locations around the UK. One of our aims is to foster friendship among all members of our Corps family. We are especially keen to provide more for younger members and appreciate any  ideas you may have to help us appeal to this group.
Visit:https://royalsignals.org/royal-signals-association 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/royalsignalsassociation

Coldstream Guards Association Welfare

Purpose.
The purpose is to provide assistance to Coldstreamers, both serving and retired; their wives, widows and dependants. Assistance can be given rapidly if the need is urgent.

Examples to illustrate the range of assistance are given below:Adventure training grants.
Sports and sports facilities.

 

Visit:https://coldstreamguards.org.uk/pages/welfare

Officers’ Association

If you need professional, impartial and practical help and advice to build your next career The Officers’ Association can offer this
Visit: https://www.officersassociation.org.uk/employment-app-decommissioning/

The Regimental Association of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment

Membership is open to anyone who has served with The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, its antecedent Regiments and members of the successor Regiment – The Rifles. The association helps members stay in contact and attend social events, share information and access welfare and support when needed.

The Regimental Association of The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment
The Rifle’s Exeter Office,
Block 11,
Wyvern Barracks,
Exeter,
Devon,
EX2 6AR

Telephone: Civilian 0044 (0)1392 492435
Military: 94348 2435
Fax: 0044 (0)1392 492469
Visit:https://www.devondorsetregiment.co.uk/contact+us 

Forces Reunited

This is the  largest British Armed Forces Community on the web with over a million members. A place to find friends from your service with free services such as our forums, military news, photo gallery and more.
Visit: https://www.forcesreunited.co.uk/

Veterans Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway – information, advice and support for veterans and their families
Here for you 24/7, we’re also the first point of contact for all your welfare needs. From healthcare and housing to employability, and more. Get in touch so that we can refer you directly to our expert, vetted partners
Phone: 08088021212Call 0808 802 1212

Help for Heroes Band of Brothers

Help for Heroes Band of Brothers (BoB) offers life-long support and opportunities to those suffering from life-changing injury or illness. You can access days out, events and holidays through Band of Brothers.
Phone: 01980 844280
Email: bandofbrothers@helpforheroes.org.uk
Visit:https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/fellowship-groups/band-of-brothers/

Breakfast Clubs are available in a variety of areas this link highlights some but not all that are available. Visit: https://www.afvbc.net/

Sport

Gyms

There are a range of leisure centres with gym and swim facilities across Devon. Some have specific equipment to support people with additional physical needs. Contact your local centre to find out what they have available.
Visit: https://services.pinpointdevon.co.uk/kb5/devon/services/results.page?qt=gym&term=&sorttype=relevance&adultchannel=0

District councils in Devon maintain many parks, leisure centres and sport facilities. They also offer discount cards or season tickets for certain ones. Use the Gov.uk council finder link below to find out which district council you need to contact

Visit:http://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

East Devon: https://www.ledleisure.co.uk/

Exeter:https://exeter.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/sport-and-leisure/exeter-leisure/

Mid Devon:https://middevonleisure.com/about/

North Devon: https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/leisure-and-lifestyle/sports-facilities-and-pitches/leisure-centres/

Plymouth:https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sportandleisure

South Hams:https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/4100/Leisure-Centres

Teignbridge:https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/sports-and-leisure/sports-and-leisure-facilities/leisure-centres/

Torbay:https://www.torbay.gov.uk/communitysports

Torridge:https://www.torridge.gov.uk/article/8622/Leisure-Facilities

West Devon: https://www.westdevon.gov.uk/article/4099/Leisure-Outdoor-Spaces-

Surf Action

Surf Action is a charity whose primary role is to promote and protect the physical and psychological wellbeing of serving and former serving members of the armed forces and the blue-light emergency services and their families who are living with physical and/or psychological difficulties as a result of their service and to assist them into making the transition into civilian life.

Room 6
The Carnon Building
Wilson Way
Redruth
Cornwall TR15 3RS

Tel: 01209 210350 Visit: http://www.surfaction.co.uk/

Help for Heroes Sports Recovery

Help for Heroes run three distinct pathways within the Sports Recovery programme which include a Recreational Pathway, an Employment, Education and Training Pathway and the Performance Pathway. They fund opportunities for veterans to take part in around 50 different sports.
Email: sportsrecovery@helpforheroes.org.uk
Visit:https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/sports-recovery/

 

 

 

Activities

Leisure:

District councils in Devon maintain many parks, leisure centres and sport facilities. They also offer discount cards or season tickets for certain ones. Use the Gov.uk council finder to find out which district council you need to contact

Visit: www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

East Devon:https://www.ledleisure.co.uk/

Exeter: https://exeter.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/sport-and-leisure/exeter-leisure/

Mid Devon: https://middevonleisure.com/about/

North Devon: https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/leisure-and-lifestyle/sports-facilities-and-pitches/leisure-centres/

Plymouth: https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sportandleisure

South Hams: https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/4100/Leisure-Centres

Teignbridge: https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/sports-and-leisure/sports-and-leisure-facilities/leisure-centres/

Torbay: https://www.torbay.gov.uk/communitysports

Torridge: https://www.torridge.gov.uk/article/8622/Leisure-Facilities

West Devon: https://www.westdevon.gov.uk/article/4099/Leisure-Outdoor-Spaces-

 

Hush Farms

Hush Farms provides time out in a rural environment for people who are going through a period of change or who want to learn new skills and gain confidence. Hush Farms is based in East Devon and works with veterans and their families.
Phone: 01404 549515
Email: info@hushfarms.co.uk
Visit: www.hushfarms.co.uk

 

Farm-able Project

The Farm-Able Foundation works with veterans and those still serving, harnessing the proven therapeutic benefits of outdoor activity to improve wellbeing. Each personalised programme leads directly to the NHS 5 Steps to Wellbeing: connecting with people, being physically active, learning new skills, giving to others and taking notice of the world around you.
Visit:https://www.farmable.co.uk/

The Not Forgotten Association

This Association provide events for wounded serving personnel and disabled veterans, which improve physical and mental health, address isolation and loneliness, and promote a sense of community and balance. This enables beneficiaries to live a normal, if not better life.
The Not Forgotten
2 Grosvenor Gardens
London SW1W 0DH

Phone us: 0207 730 2400

E-mail us: info@thenotforgotten.org

Visit:https://thenotforgotten.org/

Countryside Mobility

Explore the South West with freedom and ease. Access areas that may have been difficult or impossible in the past and experience everything that being outdoors can offer.
Visit: https://www.countrysidemobility.org/#

If you are looking for help with your situation you can contact The Veterans Gateway on
0808 802 1212 or text 81212. Advice and support for veterans and ex-forces available here.