Military / Veterans

Ex Military / Veterans

Veterans are defined as people who have spent a proportion of their life serving their country in the Armed Forces as a regular or reserve.

People who have spent any length of time serving in the Forces have a unique set of skills and can have very different needs from someone who hasn’t served. Time spent in such a unique environment can be on the whole a positive and rewarding experience with most people who leave feeling positive about their experience, however they may still find it difficult to adjust to civilian life.

Opportunities to socialise within the Armed Forces community can be vast and ex-military personnel often find it can be difficult when they aren’t around their Army/ Navy/ Air force friends who have shared similar experiences when they leave. People also talk of feeling bored when leaving services as most of their time has been accounted for by either work or socialising.

During their time in the Armed Forces many didn’t have to worry about paying bills, rent, shopping, etc and they may have had enough disposable income to be able to buy whatever they wanted.  As a result Ex-military personnel or veterans can end up having money, family, addiction and legal difficulties and may find it helpful to talk about these problems to someone who has specialist skills and experience with working with people who have served in the Armed Forces.

There are many other housing charities working with Veterans and mental health charities run by Veterans and for Veterans.

Click here to access the  North East Veteran’s Service Directory to access their contact details or see below.

Click here to access The Housing Act 1996 (Additional Preference for Armed Forces) (England) Regulations 2012

   



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Ex Military and Veterans in South Tyneside

The Council works with local regiments, Government agencies, charities and voluntary organisations to provide the help ex-service

people might need with things like getting a job, finding somewhere to live, and arranging a new school for your children.  Visit: www.southtyneside.info/article/19474/Help-and-support

Have been helping our Armed Forces and their families for over 125 years, and in this time we have continuously responded to the needs of our service personnel, veterans and their families. Today, our volunteers, staff, and supporters help us to improve the lives of hundreds of people, every single day.

SSAFA Sunderland and Northumberland Office, MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 8XS
Tel: (0191) 232 6218,
E-mail: Tyne.Wear@ssafa.org.uk
Office Hours: Mon – Fri, 10.00am – 3.30pm

 

Ex Military and Veterans in Sunderland

Click here to access the Veterans Wellbeing Information leaflet.

The SAFN is instrumental is ensuring care and assistance is available for the Armed Forces Community. It works with Sunderland City Council and its partners to deliver the Sunderland Armed Forces Covenant which was signed is 2012.  Click here for more info!

Have been helping our Armed Forces and their families for over 125 years, and in this time we have continuously responded to the needs of our service personnel, veterans and their families. Today, our volunteers, staff, and supporters help us to improve the lives of hundreds of people, every single day.

SSAFA Sunderland and Northumberland Office, MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 8XS
Tel: (0191) 232 6218,
E-mail: Tyne.Wear@ssafa.org.uk
Office Hours: Mon – Fri, 10.00am – 3.30pm