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www.theripplepond.co.uk - A self-help support group in the South East for families of injured servicemen and women
www.army.mod.uk/welfare-support/welfare-support - Army Welfare Service (AWS): Much of the support available to Army personnel and their families is given through the AWS, a professional and confidential welfare support service for servicemen and women and their families, wherever they are located.
www.ujclub.co.uk - All serving members of the Armed forces are automatically members of the Union Jack Club and former servicemen with two year’s service can join. The UJC provides accommodation from single rooms through to family rooms and flats all with Wi-Fi, alongside restaurant bar and use of gym.
www.home-start.org.uk - Offering free, confidential and non-judgemental support and help to increase the confidence and independence of families.
www.armyartssociety.org - The Army Arts Society exist to encourage and support arts and crafts within the army. It exhibits and promotes member's work and supports organisations using Art Therapy in the rehabilitation of servicemen and women.The Society is open to all serving and retired members of The British Army, their spouses and children over the age of 16.
www.gov.uk/directorate-children-and-young-people - The Ministry Of Defence (MOD) established the Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) in 2010. DCYP are working to ensure robust processes are in place across the MOD so that children and young people worldwide, are not disadvantaged due to the fact they are connected to a Service family.
www.readingforce.org - Reading Force is a fun initiative to link families within the Forces with each other and with their local communities.
www.dadtalk.co.uk - DadTalk is a community of men championing fatherhood and exploring what it is to be a dad in 21st Century Britain.
www.fabcamps.org.uk - FAB provides fun and challenging activity holidays around the UK for bereaved military families.
www.petrolprices.com - Sign up to find the lowest UK petrol price in your area.
www.citizensadvice.org.uk - The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
www.veteranscouncil.org.uk - Wigan Borough Veterans Council can provide practical advice and guidance for veterans of all ages, backgrounds and military services. The veterans council can signpost to a wide variety of organisations.
www.forcesequine.co.uk - Information & links to keep you up to date with what's going on within The British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force & Police Equestrian world.
www.theforcesstore.co.uk - The site is owned, run and supplied by wives and friends of the British Forces and send gifts and food parcels to troops all over the world and the wives and families back home.
wwww.gov.uk/british-forces-post-office-services - British Forces Post Office (BFPO) includes e-bluey facility for serving soldiers on deployment.
www.army.mod.uk/hives - The HIVE website.
www.gov.uk/public-access-to-military-areas - This website outlines the rules and regulation about visiting MOD land for recreational purposes. The MOD has large areas of land that are open to the General Public, and this site gives information on areas in Scotland, England and Wales. If you have ever wanted to walk/ride/bike on some of the beautiful areas covered by training areas, but were afraid that you might meet a tank or find yourself in the middle of a live firing exercise, then visit the site and find the access times and safety information.
www.ngvfa.org.uk - An independent registered charity aiming to support those who served in the 1990-91 and 2003 (to date) Iraqi / Gulf conflicts, either in the armed forces or as a civilian, and their families and dependants.
www.workingfamilies.org.uk - Offers practical advice on many issues including employment rights, caring for a disabled child and many useful factsheets.
www.netmums.com - Excellent site for parents, click on your local branch and link up with other parents for information, chat and advice - well worth a look when moving into a new area.
www.bullying.co.uk - Bullying UK provides information and advice about bullying.
www.childrenslegalcentre.com - Children’s Legal Centre.
www.childrenssociety.org.uk– Includes online help leaflet for parents worried about exclusion.
www.wrvs.org.uk - helping people in hundreds of communities throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Volunteers and employees work together to support people in need who might otherwise feel lonely and isolated, whether at home, in hospital, or in times of crisis.