Armed forces healthcare
How the NHS can help if you’re in military service or a veteran.
Blesma supports limbless veterans to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Blesma are dedicated to assisting serving and ex-service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight. They support these men and women in their communities throughout the UK and provide centralised assistance to those living overseas.
|Helpline Telephone Number:||020 8590 1124|
Blind Veterans UK
Blind Veterans UK believe every blind veteran should be able to lead the life they choose. They are here to help veterans of every generation overcome sight loss.
|Helpline Telephone Number:||0300 111 22 33|
Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans. They provide free specialised clinical treatment and support to ex-servicemen and women across the UK with mental health conditions. Combat Stress has a strategic partnership with the MOD and the Department of Health.
|Helpline Telephone Number:||0800 138 1619|
Help and assistance for Armed Forces Veterans by offering a sign posting service to expert support providers for their benefit.
|Helpline Telephone Number:||0300 300 2288|
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes was founded in 2007 to provide direct, practical support for wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel and veterans and their loved ones from any conflict. They have four recovery centres in the UK offering medical care, guidance, support and advice. Patients can self-refer or be referred by a professional. Once referred, an initial assessment will take place within one to two weeks and there is no waiting list for treatment.
|Helpline Telephone Number:||0300 303 9888|
The Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Combat Stress and Connect Assist. It is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support, putting them and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.
|Telephone Number:||0808 802 1212|