For many individuals, service in the Army takes a toll on soldiers and their families. But there is a significant amount of help available, especially if you know where to look. From local assistance within the battalions, to major cases of need that are supported by the Regiment’s Benevolent Trust.
Before any Benevolence case is considered, it must be supported by a case worker report, normally from SSAFA . This report provides the Regimental Benevolence Committee in RHQ York with independent assessment of circumstances and Need.
Any request for support that are passed directly to RHQ, AHQ or Yorkshire Regiment Association or any other source, will be referred to SSAFA or the RBL for the applicant to be visited and a report made. Exceptionally, request for support may be received from Unit Welfare Officers, or through the Yorkshire Regiment Association
You are eligible to request help if:
0800 7314 880 (Monday to Friday 10:30 hrs to 19:30 hrs) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Free and 100% confidential helpline that provides a supportive, listening and signposting service for serving personnel, former members of the Armed Forces and their families.
0808 802 8080 (08:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs, 7 days a week) or by email: email@example.com The Royal British Legion supports serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
116 123 (available 24 hours) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
0800 1381 619 (available 24 hours). Confidential and safe help or advice about service-related mental health issues for the whole military community.
0808 1914 218. Information on claiming AFCS, Armed Forces Independence Payment, Medical Discharges and Pension Forecast Requests: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/veterans-uk-contact-us#veterans-welfare-service
(Mil): 94777 3053 (Civ): 01904 882053 or email: RC-AWS-IAT-0Mailbox@mod.gov.uk