EX SERVICES INFORMATION UK
WAR PENSIONERS WELFARE OFFICE
MISS CAROLINE WALKER WAR PENSIONERS WELFARE OFFICER 01272-718446 (718311)
War Disablement Pensions and War Widows Pensions are paid by the Dept of Social Security (Benefits Agency) War Pensions Directorate, based in Lancashire. You do NOT have to have fought in a war to receive a War Pension. Any wound, injury or disease which is caused by or made worse by service in the Armed Forces can be considered for a War Pension. War Pensions or War Widows Pensions are not taxable and can be received in addition to National Insurance Benefits. The War Pensioners Welfare Office provides friendly, individual advice.
FORCES HELP SOCIETYFORCES HELP SOCIETY SSAFA-FHS 27, Park Road GLOUCESTER Glos. GL1 1LH MR JOHN GITTENS DIVISIONAL SECRETARY 01452-520255
SSAFA-FHS representatives act as sympathetic, knowledgeable & confidential friends to eligible people. They offer emergency help for friends & family of Servicemen in times of difficulty such as bereavement. Advice is given on war & disability pensions. On a more personal level they offer friendship for housebound, lonely & elderly people & home visits can be arranged. Young mothers may seek advice from the organisation as can wives of servicemen, (retired & serving). Office hours are Mon & Thur from 10am-1pm, ansaphone out of hours.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - WOMENS SECTIONROYAL BRITISH LEGION - WOMENS SECTION 38 St. Luke Road CHELTENHAM Glos. MRS R.M. CLEE HON. SECRETARY, 01242-526598
The Legion mainly help ex. servicemens dependents, widows and children by giving small grants. They help to provide finance towards rest or convalescent homes, also have a list of approved hotels, for which they will give help towards holidays. Widows & Ex-Servicewomens Allowance Scheme provides over 1000 women with quarterly allowance. Flatlets Houses let at realistic rents to ex-servicewomen or widows of ex.servicemen. Also provide Mobility Scooters for disabled ladies.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION LondonROYAL BRITISH LEGION 48 Pall Mall London SW1Y 5JY
MR J LILLIES 0171 973-0633
Unites in one organisation past and present servicemen and women; raises funds to assist ex-service personnel in distress or need. Makes grants and allowances; provides residential and convalescent care; has a Housing Association and sheltered workshop