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The FirstLight Trust is a grass-roots, community-based charity which assists the 'hard to reach' veterans who have fallen through the net and may have ended up on the streets. Those who don't know where to turn, where to go or what to do. Our aim is to give physical, emotional and psychological aid however that works: it might be accessing housing, helping deal with depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder, providing vocational courses or simply a place to drop in for a brew and a chat. Our aim is to support them back into the community and a better life.

  • If you know someone who is leaving the Armed Services or Emergency Services who wants someone to talk to, or doesn’t know where to go or what to do – contact us
  • If you know a veteran whose fallen on hard times who needs help – contact us


'It is easy to get help, not so easy to get the right help.
Part of FirstLight is about helping others to help
themselves, and others, team work and openness
is what FirstLight is about.

A real charity with people in mind, not profit. Thanks
Read Kevin's full testimonial


FirstLight Trust, Charmy Rise,
Barker's Hill, Semley, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BH
Tel: 0845 519 9401
Yorkshire Office:
FirstLight Trust, Stepney Hill Farm Office, Stepney Road, Scarborough, YO12 5NL
Tel: 0845 519 9402
Registered Charity No. 1149496   Registered in England and Wales No. 8226711   Registered address: Stone King LLP, Wellington House, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1BH