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Greater Manchester

How The Royal British Legion Greater Manchester can help you

Our Area 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 much more.

Our free telephone helpline is open to everyone, 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week. Call 0808 802 8080 (free from UK landlines and main mobile networks).

You can also use our online self-help knowledge base to find the information you need.

We can support you or provide information and advice on any issue you may have including:

  • Housing
    • rent and bond support
    • homelessness or at risk of homelessness
    • Independent living
  • Employment
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Finance
    • War pensions and compensation claims
    • Benefits and money advice
  • Family support:
    • Care homes
    • Poppy Breaks, Family Holiday Breaks and Adventure Breaks