Supporting our armed forces community during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Despite Covid-19 restricting face to face meetings and drop-ins, we are still here to support our armed forces community, particularly over this difficult time. We are only a phone call away or if you prefer, online via Facebook and email. We've teamed up with other local organisations. By working together we can ensure that help is never far away:
Veteran Support Centre
The Centre is now closed to the public but support is available at the following times:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am to 4.30pm Tel: 07792 881354
Facebook: @VSCHerefordshire Over the next week, the VSC will be working in tandem with other organisations to co-ordinate a bank of amazing volunteers who have come forward to support those most in need. More details very soon.
Defence Medical Welfare Service
They will continue to provide practical and emotional support as best they can to the armed forces community while they are receiving medical treatment or at home.
Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm Tel: 07785 614832 Email: email@example.com
First Light Trust Café (41-43 Broad Street, Hereford)
The café has closed its doors physically, but they are still supporting military and bluelight veterans.
Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm Tel: 07342 080362
The Cart Shed
The Cart Shed are offering telephone support and are devising a range of activities to support veterans, families and young people. They are offering a buddy-up service for their clients and anyone who needs emotional support. Monday to Fridays 9am to 5pm Tel: 07796421373 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Although having to close its Centres, Aged UK HW are increasing a number of its services to support older people including regular phone calls, shopping and prescription runs – but most importantly want to combat the risk of loneliness and isolation. More details on the Age UK website.
The Royal British Legion
The contact centre is open for calls 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm Tel: 0808 802 8080. This will then be passed onto the local team who will make contact.
Helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your message. Then one of the local SSAFA team will then get in touch with you by phone, email or Skype. Tel: 01432 273932
YSS Remember Veterans
We will continue to take
referrals and support our service users via telephone and email. Please contact: Senior Link Worker for Herefordshire and Worcestershire - Lisa
Burnett Tel: 07773 930149 Email: Lisa.email@example.com Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 2pm Armed Forces events and news
Veterans' survey results
We would like to thank all those who took the time to respond to the veterans' survey. The findings from the survey will make an invaluable contribution to the forthcoming Armed Forces Needs Assessment for Herefordshire, through which our aim is to improve services and support to our local armed force community, both now and in the future. To access the highlights and headlines please visit
Armed Forces veterans' survey. Dates for your diary
Friday 8 May, VE Day 75
Monday 22 June, Armed Forces Day Flag-raising
Saturday 27 June, Armed Forces Day
Saturday 15 August VJ Day
Herefordshire's VE Day and VJ Day events Please go to our events calendar for the latest events
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