Help stop the light going out.

Putting Emergency Services and Armed Forces veterans at the heart of all we do.

THANKS TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS

WE ARE NOW ABLE TO

Support

1000s of veterans & families

Fund

5 Café Hubs

Reach

more veterans

HELP US ACHIEVE OUR GOALS

NEXT GOALS

Help prevent veterans becoming homeless

Ongoing

Provide a safe & welcoming London Café Hub

2021

Support veteran activities

Ongoing

Serving those who served

Through our growing network of Café Hubs, we support veterans and their families where it matters most – in their homes and their communities. Support us in making a difference. Join us, help us, talk about us, guide us, ask us. But most of all care.

We are FirstLight Trust

We are a dynamic, effective charity working across the UK. We provide on the ground support for veterans of the Emergency Services and Armed Forces. Are you a veteran struggling with civilian life? Please contact us on 0207 730 7545 or enquiries@firstlighttrust.co.uk.

Why FirstLight?

“First light is hopeful, beautiful, but it is also when you are at your most vulnerable. You are on sensory overload. You are on radio silent. You feel isolated in your shell scrape peering into the distance. Very fitting indeed.”- Army veteran

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OUR CAUSES

Supporting mental wellbeing

Poor mental wellbeing can make it difficult to cope with daily life. Many veterans experience mental wellbeing problems after they leave the services and move into civilian life. FirstLight Trust provides the right support in the right place at the right times.

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Preventing homelessness

The cause of homelessness is often “invisible” with many veterans becoming homeless due to debt, relationship breakdowns, unemployment, ill-health or lack of affordable housing. The preventative work we do around these issues is effective and long-term.

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Ending isolation and loneliness

Many veterans feel socially isolated, alone and misunderstood. Something that has become worse in the last 18 months. FirstLight Trust Café Hubs provide a safe space in which to make friends with those in their communities. The Café Hubs enable new and lifelong friendships.

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Contact us on 020 7730 7545 or email enquiries@firstlightrust.co.uk