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Alternate Forces

Alternate Forces focuses on challenging, motivating and mentoring young people to help them make positive changes in their lives and achieve their full potential. ...

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Mesothelioma Group

Veterans are the most at-risk group for developing mesothelioma. They account for 30% of all mesothelioma patients, but only 8% of the entire population. The military’s widespread use of asbestos from the 1930s ...

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Gentoo

At Gentoo, we are committed to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military family bring to our business and our country. ...

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Trim 4 Veterans

TRIM 4 VETERANS uses the principles of Trauma Risk Management, introduced over sixteen years ago as a form of specialist ‘in house’ support for Royal Marine veterans suffering with mental illness, often as a result of active service in areas of conflict. The trained TRiM Practitioners, provide...

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Job Centre Plus

Jobcentre Plus provides a wide range of information and services, like benefits, loans and grants and help with finding a job ...

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RFEA

The Regular Forces Employment Agency's simple aim, since 1885, has been to help those leaving the Armed Forces to find and to remain in employment throughout their working lives ...

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Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity that specialises in the treatment and support of British Armed Forces Veterans who have mental health problems ...

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion Shoulder to shoulder with all who serve ...

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SSAFA

We are the national charity for those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve, and their families. Our commitment is to provide a lifetime of support to anyone who has ever served ...

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Help For Heros

Help for Heroes provides direct, practical support to wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, veterans, and their families ...

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Newcastle City Council

Sometimes the transition from service life to the civilian world is not easy at the end of a military career. This web page offers veterans of all ages some links to organisations there to support you in civilian life ...

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Veterans UK

Served in the Armed Forces & need help or advice? Free helpline, the Veterans Welfare Service plus online advice ...

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North East Veterans

The NEVA Directory of Services contains information about and links to a wide range of agencies and organisations that can help with anything from debt to employment, from homelessness to family problems, or from health to addiction ...

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NHS North East

A guide to mental health support for those who have served in the armed forces ...

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PTSD Resolution

The PTSD Resolution outreach programme helps Veterans, TA and Reservists struggling to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of military post traumatic stress suffered as a result of service in the armed forces ...

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No Offence

No Offence is an award-winning Community Interest Company with a vision, 'to be the leading cross sector criminal justice community in the world." Our mission is to support and encourage the criminal justice sector to exchange information, collaborate and promote wider societal understanding of the ...

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Citizens Advice Bureaux

Citizens Advice Bureaux offer free, confidential, impartial and independent advice from over 3,500 locations. These include high streets, community centres, doctors’ surgeries, courts and prisons. Their advice helps people resolve their problems with debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimina...

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Clinks

Clinks supports the Voluntary and Community Sector working with offenders in England and Wales. Our aim is to ensure the Sector and all those with whom it works, are informed and engaged in order to transform the lives of offenders and their communities ...

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Borderline Books

There are a number of organisations in Europe shipping books to countries in Africa and Asia, but very few which collect overstocks and lightly damaged copies for distribution to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Britain. We aim to reduce the number of books pulped and to provide free books for...

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Joint Forces Alliance

“Joining forces with Forward Assist and its founder Tony Wright cements together two projects with over 10 years of practical experience in action research and the delivery of ‘tailor made’ services for marginalized and disenfranchised ex forces veterans. We have both worked tirelessly to re...

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NECA

To promote the prevention, recognition and treatment associated to use and misuse of substances including alcohol, drugs and gambling ...

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Firstlight

We help the ‘hard to reach’ often homeless veterans as defined by other charities. Those who don’t know what is wrong with them; who cannot cope. We work with the veterans who have walked through our door and tap into their network. We provide whatever it takes to make that tiny difference bet...

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Projects

Great War Green House Project
Peer Led Drop-In Support Group
Bee Company
Cookery classes for veterans
IT Training
Forward2Fitness
Digital Photography
Forward2Employment
Horticulture
Cook2Give
Forward Assist Veterans Angling Academy

Articles

Mission accomplished
'Field of Dreams' Starbucks Project
Veterans and Homelessness Documentary
Veterans and Mental Health Documentary
North East veterans' project to teach ex-soldiers new skills
On Rocks in France
Forward Assist teams up with the Sunderland AFC Foundation
Equipped Magazine Article
Tony Wright's interview - why I set up Armed Forces Charity Forward Assist
Armed Forces Day Veterans Football Tournament
John Hall DFC Forward Assist Mentor makes The Sunday Post
Ex-service personnel harvest new start
British Soldiers Dumped On Scrapheap
A Veteran Performance
Ex-soldiers cooking up a storm

Research

Help for Zeros
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Hors De Combat

Patrons & trustees

Dave Anderson MP (Patron)
OLIVER COLVILE MP (PATRON)
Jonathan Refoy (Patron)
Chris Terrill (Patron)
Trevor Philpott OBE (Patron)
Stuart Leason (Trustee)
Dave Gibson (Trustee)
Canon Glyn Evans (Trustee)
Brian Hegarty (Trustee)
Mike Kirby (Criminal Justice System Ambassador)
Kath Macintyre (Brand, Marketing and Website Support)
Robert Armstrong (Volunteers as Forward Assist's Marketing Consultant)

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Links

Alternate Forces
Mesothelioma Group
Gentoo
Trim 4 Veterans
Job Centre Plus
RFEA
Combat Stress
The Royal British Legion
SSAFA
Help For Heros
Newcastle City Council
Veterans UK
North East Veterans
NHS North East
PTSD Resolution
No Offence
Citizens Advice Bureaux
Clinks
Borderline Books
Joint Forces Alliance
NECA
Firstlight

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