Useful Contacts content The following organisations offer advice and support to ex-military personnel: Aircrew AssociationAircrew AssociationThe Aircrew Association has branches at home and abroad where aircrew can meet and enjoy like-minded company. The association is open to all UK serving and retired military aircrew to give financial help and to record the experiences of aircrew. Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP)Armed Services Advice ProjectASAP is a service provided by the Citizens Advice Bureau which provides free impartial advice, information and support on issues such as benefits, debt, employment, relationships and housing. British Commonwealth Ex-ServicesBritish Commonwealth Ex-ServicesBritish Commonwealth Ex-Services helps ex-servicemen and women who served throughout the Commonwealth and who are now in need. Benevolence funds to to people across the Commonwealth through ex-service organisations. British Limbless Ex-Serviceman's AssociationBritish Limbless Ex-Serviceman’s AssociationThe British Limbless Ex Service Men’s Association is the national charity for limbless serving and ex-service men and women and their dependants and widows. It directly supports all service men and women who lose limbs, the use of limbs or eyes or the sight of an eye in the service of their country. Business Cost Saver Guide for VeteransHousing and Financial Guide for Veterans. Regular Forces Employment AssociationRegular Forces Employment AssociationRegular Forces Employment Association helps those leaving the armed forces find and remain in employment. Forces CompareForces CompareForces Compare is a mutual, founded and run by veterans, which helps those who serve, or have served, to find the best insurance and finance options through a panel of specialist lenders. Forces Compare supports the Armed Forces Covenant and is dedicated to helping those in the armed forces community save money on finance and insurance. A percentage of profits is put aside to help veterans, specifically those seeking employment and homeless. Naval Families FederationNaval Families FederationThe NFF offers Royal navy and Royal Marines families an independent voice and representation, as well as providing support and guidance on the issues affecting daily life as a naval service Family. Headway TaysideHeadway TaysideHeadway Tayside runs support groups and organises events and outings for people with brain injury, their carers and families. Poppy ScotlandPoppy ScotlandThrough Poppy Scotland you can access details of Poppy Breaks, holidays for (mainly) disabled ex-servicemen and women. Services reflect the financial, practical and emotional issues people face today and are available to virtually everyone with a service connection. Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA)Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA)The Royal Air Forces Association provides friendship and welfare support to serving and ex-serving members of the RAF and their families. Royal British Legion ScotlandRoyal British Legion ScotlandThe Royal British Legion Scotland cares for all veterans as well as serving personnel and their families. Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)The Scottish Association for Mental Health provides information on good mental health and common mental health problems such as depression, and can also signpost you to local services. SSAFA Forces HelpSSAFA Forces HelpSSAFA can help identify what grants or benefits you might be entitled to. Tayside Harm Reduction ServicesTayside Harm Reduction ServicesThe specialist harm reduction team provides information and advice on safer drug use, safer injecting practices, and alternatives to injecting, BBV prevention, overdose awareness and sexual health. Clinics are held throughout Tayside. For an appointment call 01382 204248. Veterans AidVeterans AidVeterans Aid relieves distress among ex-servicemen and women, including the merchant service, and their widows or widowers who are unemployed, homeless, or for some reasonable cause, in need. The organisation can help vulnerable veterans with accommodation, food and clothing and advice and advocacy. Veterans UKVeterans UKVeterans-UK is the single point of contact within the Ministry of Defence for veterans and their dependants seeking help, information and advice. Can answer queries directly or put callers in touch with an appropriate organisation who can help. Also responsible for claims for and administration of War Disablement Pensions and War Widows Pensions, together with claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. Veterans ScotlandVeterans ScotlandVeterans Scotland is an association of 53 organisations connected either wholly or partially by the common aim of working with the veterans’ community in Scotland. Veterans SharelineVeterans SharelineVeterans Shareline is a free weekly hour long telephone friendship and support group for injured armed forces veterans. Contact Gabby Cheung on 01752 816251, email email@example.com, or Chris Rankin on 01752 812674, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Veterans Welfare ServiceVeterans Welfare ServiceThe Veterans Welfare Service is committed to enhancing the quality of life for Veterans and beneficiaries of pensions and compensation schemes, and all their dependants. It also focuses on providing support that will enable the seamless transition from service to civilian life, assists bereaved families or respond to key life events that present welfare needs. War Widows AssociationWar Widows AssociationThe War Widows Association is a pressure group to improve conditions of war widows and their dependants in Great Britain. The War Widows Association also represents those who have suffered the loss of their partner in peacetime, when the death was attributable to their service life.