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Armed Forces charities and welfare support


SSAFA provide financial, practical and emotional assistance to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Army, Navy or RAF, and their families.

Telephone: 0345 2 415 600

Royal British Legion

Provide practical care, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.

Actively promote respect and understanding of the Armed Forces Community across the Civilian communities.

Raise money through donations to support the Armed Forces Community.

Support local and national events that promote a positive image of the Armed Forces.

Local RBL hold outreach drop-in sessions at*:

  • City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY on the third Wednesday of every month from 10am to 2pm.  
  • Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Keighley, BD20 6TD on the first Friday of every month from 10am to 2pm.
  • RBL also have a Pop In advice and information Centre at 73-75 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AA open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

*please be aware that drop-in sessions are not in operating during pandemic

Office: Head Office, 199 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1AA
Telephone: 0808 802 8080

RAFA - Royal Air Forces Association

RAFA, the Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family. 

Office: RAF Association Headquarters, Atlas House, 41 Wembley Road, Leicester, LE3 1UT
Telephone: 0800 018 2361 

Veterans' Gateway

The Veterans’ Gateway provides access to a range of national organisations offering information, advice and support from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

Office: PO Box 6997, Cardiff, CF15 5DT

Fighting with Pride

Fighting with Pride supports the health and wellbeing of LGBT+ Veterans, service personnel and their families – in particular those most impacted by the ban on LGBT+ personnel serving in the Armed Forces prior to January 2000.


The Not Forgotten Association

A unique national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick and for ex-service men and women with disabilities.

Office: 4th Floor, 2 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0DH
Telephone:  020 7730 2400

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs provide an opportunity for ex- and current members of the Forces to meet for social support. Local groups can be found on the following websites: