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Forgotten Heroes - useful websites

Spartan tank of the British Army during a sunset patrol in southern Iraq

If you or someone you know is affected by the issues raised in Panorama: Homeless Heroes - help is available.

The organisations below provide information, support and advice for veterans and their families.

Veterans-aid exists to help veterans who are in crisis, homeless or likely to become homeless, regardless of how long they served or whether they were in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, RAF or Merchant Service. They can provide direct and immediate help to vulnerable veterans with hostel accommodation, financial assistance, meal vouchers and clothing, advice and advocacy.

The charity can be contacted on their helpline: 0800 012 68 67

Combat Stress is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health. They can offer dedicated, short-stay clinical treatment and Community Outreach in a Veteran's local area. Support is also available to family members

Remount is a charity providing personnel of all ranks and status and their dependents with the psychological tools, techniques and procedures to manage the dramatic change in cultures which takes place when they resume civilian life. Contact Remount can be contacted by phone on 07800 880517, or email

ABF Soldiers' Charity provides lifetime support to serving soldiers and veterans alike. For the last 66 years, The Soldiers' Charity has stood by Soldiers, whether in conflict or in peacetime by making grants to individuals in need - within 48 hours if necessary - as well as other Service charities.

The charity can be contacted on their helpline: 0845 241 4820

The Royal British Legion offers counselling, financial assistance and support to Service personnel and their families.

The charity can be contacted on their helpline Legionline: 08457 725 725

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust was created by Royal Charter in 1922 to help Royal Naval Sailors and Royal Marines and their dependants in need or distress.

The charity can be contacted by phone on: 02392 690112

The RAF Benevolent Fund helps members of the RAF family deal with a wide range of issues: from childcare and relationship difficulties to injury and disability and from financial hardship and debt to illness and bereavement.

The charity can be contacted on their support line on: 0800 198 2400


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