Our County Welfare team is here to help. We are part of the
Legion's extensive Poppy Support services. If you are serving, have
served or are the dependent or carer of someone who has served in
the UK's Armed Forces, then you are eligible for our help.
We can offer financial aid in an urgent crisis, help homeless
ex-Service people get back on their feet, advise on compensation
claims, offer careers advice for those looking to make a fresh
start after leaving the Forces, arrange home or hospital visits and
Please contact our County Welfare Officer to see how they can help
Our Health and Welfare support services are flexible and wide
ranging. They include:
- Benefits and Money Advice -
if you're having trouble paying the bills or think you might be
entitled to benefits that you're not yet receiving, the Legion may
be able to help.
- Immediate Needs Grants - if
you're going through a sudden crisis or need help to meet
unexpected expenses, the Legion can be there for you. Each year we
help thousands of people by providing small hardship grants.
- Care Homes - we have six homes around
the country providing short and long-term care for ex-Service
people and their dependants.
- Poppy Breaks - those who need a
break can visit one of our four Poppy Break Centres, located in
some of the country's most popular, traditional seaside
- Handy Van Service - a
free dedicated maintenance service to those unable to carry out
small repairs and minor alterations in their own home.
- Employment and Business - the Legion's
Civvy Street website gives advice and guidance on finding the right
job or help with training. And associated with it is our Be the Boss scheme
which can assist new businesses.
- Independent Inquest Advice - the Legion
provides a free, independent, professional service to the bereaved
families of all Service personnel, including Reservists on active
- Compensation Advice - We can help
with both first claims and appeals to both the War Pensions Scheme
and the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.