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Armed Forces Community

The Armed Forces Community refers to any Serving member of the Army, Navy, Royal Marines or Royal Air Force, including Reservists, veterans, and their families. Telford & Wrekin Council recognise the sacrifices that members of the Armed Forces have made during their time in service and are committed to supporting the Armed Forces community across the Borough. The commitment was cemented through the re-signing of the Armed Forces Covenant in 2020. We've teamed up with other local organisations and by working together we can ensure that help is never far away:

Defence Medical Welfare Service

Continue to provide practical and emotional support to the Armed Forces Community while they are receiving medical treatment or at home Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.

Telephone: 0800 9993697
Mobile: 07785 614832
Email: referrals@dmws.org.uk

Age UK Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Age UK Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are increasing a number of its services to support older people including regular phone calls, shopping and prescription runs – but most importantly want to combat the risk of loneliness and isolation.

Telephone: 01743 233123 (Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm)
Email: enquiries@ageukstw.org.uk

Visit the Age UK website

The Royal British Legion

The Contact Centre is open for calls 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. This will then be passed onto the local team who will make contact.

Telephone: 0808 8028080

SSAFA Shropshire

Helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your message. Then one of the local SSAFA team will then get in touch with you by phone.

Telephone: 01743 344220

The Veterans' Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TIL) Service

This is a free NHS mental health service for all ex-serving members of the UK Armed Forces and Service personnel who are making the transition to civilian life including reservists. 

Telephone: 0300 3230137
Email: mevs.mhm@nhs.net

Telford Mind

Telford Mind is an independent voluntary organisation that is affiliated to National Mind. It exists to promote and support better mental health in Telford and Wrekin and surrounding areas. Telford Mind works to promote recovery, aiming to provide high quality services for people who are experiencing mental health issues and / or emotional distress. It also offers support to people undertaking caring roles.

Telford Mind have recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant and can be contacted by phone.

Telephone: 07434 869248

Visit the Telford Mind website

YSS Remember Veterans

YSS enables people who face significant life challenges to feel safe, have the opportunity to thrive and to realise their potential, and we have been doing so for more than thirty years. There are thousands of people in our communities who struggle with life and face what seem to be insurmountable barriers - they are why we exist.

We provide a wide variety of mainly community focused support for people and are often described as the ‘glue’ between those at risk of social isolation and the wider mainstream society.

Email: info@yss.org.uk

Visit the YSS Remember Veterans website

For further information, please contact the Armed Forces Covenant Co-ordinator at armedforcescovenant@telford.gov.uk 

Last updated: 02/09/2022 12:22