Local support and help for Armed Forces veterans

There is a good range of local and national military charities who work across Herefordshire.  Deciding where to reach out to can be daunting so if in doubt contact Herefordshire Veteran Support Centre. They offer a one-stop and friendly listening ear that will quickly get you to the support needed. 

Herefordshire Veteran Support Centre

19 West Street, Hereford, HR4 0BX

Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Clubs

Provides a safe environment where fellow-minded serving and veterans can meet face to face over a cuppa and breakfast to put the world to rights:

SSAFA Herefordshire

Friendly caseworkers provide lifelong support to those who are serving or have served in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force, and to their families.  Whether it’s financial, practical or emotional, they provide the right kind of support, ensuring independence and dignity is protected at all times.

First Light Trust

A place for a brew, a chat and some delicious home-baked cakes for veterans and the public alike. Staff are on hand to assist with individual support such as housing, benefits, mental health and wellbeing.

The Royal British Legion

Assisting with finance, independent living, recovery, housing and employment, for the whole family.

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Veterans Service provides a wide range of personalised support to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of older veterans (including National Service veterans) and their carers in Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

Blind Veterans UK

Help for ex-service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss.

Defence Medical Welfare Service

Providing practical and emotional support to the Armed Forces community whilst they are receiving medical treatment.  Based Hereford County Hospital and out in the community.  Welfare support is also on hand for serving and veteran families.

Help for Heroes

Supporting serving and veteran wounded, injured and sick armed forces personnel, and their loved ones, in Wales & Herefordshire.

YSS: Remember Veterans

For military veterans who are currently in, or are at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. By working closely with their clients they provide bespoke support and will broker specialist assistance from other agencies and military charities.  Caseworkers develop a support plan to enable the veteran to access sustainable, independent living. 

Veterans Welfare Service

Administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service. They also provide welfare support to veterans and their families.

Defence Transition Service

Offers information and support for those service leavers and their families who are facing challenges as they leave the armed forces and adjust to civilian life.

Buchanan Trust

Located at Bosbury, Herefordshire the Buchanan Trust offers rural housing, training and work experience for veterans on their farms.  They offer short-term, residential accommodation for up to 40 beneficiaries, for veterans and their families, who have left the services and wish to make a successful return to civilian life but have not yet done this or decided how to achieve it.

Walking with the Wounded

Deliver employment, mental health, care coordination and volunteering programmes in collaboration with the NHS to get those who served, and their families, whether mentally, socially or physically wounded, back on their feet and making a positive contribution once more.