Need our help?
We are here to offer help for veterans of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services.
Do you feel like you've fallen through the net and don't know which way to turn?
Do you have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression or other mental health issues?
Are you hungry or homeless? Are you struggling to get off drugs or alcohol?
We can help.
Who we help
Any veteran from the Armed Forces including Reservists.
Any veteran from the Emergency Services.
Any serviceman or woman who is about to leave or is going through transition.
It does not matter how long ago you left. Please get in touch. Call us on 01723 361 210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How we can help
Some of the things we can sort out include:
Support with making appointments
Going to the GP and getting the right medical treatment
Sorting out debt problems
Making sure you have the right pensions and allowances
Rehabilitation and support for drug and alcohol problems
Writing CVs and getting back to work
Many of us are veterans so we know what it's like trying to adjust to civilian life. Call us or pop in and let's see how we can help.
A spotlight on you
We look at what you need now. That could be a bed, food, training or just a chance to talk things through.
We will then work out together what you need for the future and how to get them.
A searchlight to find you help
We work with organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, local housing associations, The Royal British Legion, SSAFA, probation, Help for Heroes and Age UK.
We're by your side every step of the way. We keep in contact and keep checking in. But it's a two-way street. We're honest with you and expect you to be straight with us.
New experiences, new mates
Many veterans feel isolated and alone. Often that's why some turn to drugs and alcohol in the first place. We help you get out there and build new friendships.
Here are just some of the activities we can offer:
• Social events
• Walking groups
• Art therapy
If you've always wanted to do something, let us know. We helped one veteran set up as a beekeeper. Another group bolstered their confidence during Stagecraft sessions at Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough!
Help available across the UK
FirstLight operates across the UK, including Scotland and Northern Ireland.
We help people from all over the UK. We also have Sharpe cafe community hubs for veterans to pop into in the towns of:
Their addresses are in Contact Us.
Get in contact by calling us on 01723 361 210
I know a veteran who has fallen on hard times
We have experience in talking to veterans, some of whom may be too proud to ask for help. Please get in touch. Just call 01723 361210 or email email@example.com