Armed Forces - rights and support

The information on this page is relevant to members of the Armed Forces, ex-members , their families, and widows and children of those who were killed while serving for their country.

General health

Blue Badges:  Injured Armed Forces personnel and Veterand have a right to a blue badge


Free bus travel:  Injured Armed Forces Personnel and veterans are allowed to travel free by bus

Blind Veterans UK:  Aid for blind and visually impaired Veterans. Assistance in accessing benefits and provide financial support.

Mental health

CAIS'Change Step' yw gwasanaeth cynghori a mentora. Mae'r gwasanaeth hwn ar gyfer cyn-filwyr y Lluoedd Arfog sydd ag amrywiaeth o broblemau seicogymdeithasol ac yn  awyddus i wneud newidiadau cadarnhaol i'w bywydau.

Mae'r tîm 'Listen in' yn cyflwyno hyfforddiant cymorth cyntaf iechyd meddwl a chymorth ymarferol i deuluoedd, gan ganolbwyntio ar iechyd a lles aelodau o'r teulu ochr yn ochr â chyn-filwyr.

MIND: Providing information and services on a local level. Located at Caernarfon. 

Veterans Wales (GIG)Veterans NHS primary goal is to improve the mental health and well-being of veterans. It is working to establish sustainable and accessible services which meet the needs of veterans living in Wales.

Combat stressExpert help and  free long term support  for veterans with mental health problems.

Housing

Cymorth Cymru: Grants to continue living in their own homes


Disabled Facilities Grant

Homelessness
Advice on homelessness


The Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO): Assistance for buying a house


MoneyForce: Provides a number of housing schemes for members and former members of the Armed Forces


SSAfA: Provide service on all housing issues


The Royal British LegionYou may be eligible for housing benefits and a reduction in your tax

Second homes

Schools

Help with school fees and childcare costs:  If you are currently serving in the Armed Forces, you may be able to claim an allowance to help pay for your child's boarding school fees.

Work

"Be the boss" - Royal British Legion:  CivvyStreet aims to provide support and mentoring for all those recently leaving, or about to leave, the forces who are looking for employment opportunities and a chance to redeploy the skills learned while serving.

The Royal British Legion - jobs: SORTED! will focus on you if you are actively seeking employment and ensure that you get the right information, advice and guidance to make your employment journey easier and more effective

Additional needs

The Royal British Legion - seaside breaks and family holidays - The Legion provides families of serving and ex-Service personnel the chance to take a break and get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.


Vote
:  Register to vote

Help from CAB (Citizen’s Advive Bureau): General help

MOD - financial help: Every kind of support from Education, Money, Health to Housing.

Train tickets: People in the military are able to purchase Forces Railcard. This gives you  1/3 off rail fares across the UK for a year.


Free swimming
: Free access to Swimming pools