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Coronavirus Update

July 3, 2020
Veterans Aid HQ and Operational Centre is operational. Please now contact us on our usual numbers:  Freephone: 0800 012 6867 Landline: 0207 828 2468 Monday to Thursday: 8:30am – 3:30pm, Friday: 8:30am – 1:30pm Advice and support will be provided in line with Government advice.

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Partnership aims to stop homelessness in its tracks

May 8, 2020
A unique joint venture aimed at preventing homelessness and getting immediate help to potentially rough sleeping veterans has been launched by Transport for London and the charity Veterans Aid. Through a series of internal posters, transport staff are advised to ‘Approach, Engage and Advise’ individuals who are rough sleeping or…

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Veterans Aid & COVID-19

April 1, 2020
Veterans Aid is open for business Veterans Aid is resilient, flexible and operational. We have complied scrupulously with all COVID-19 restrictions and taken no risks with the health of staff or clients. No face-to-face services or admissions are available but, following appropriate restrictions, our residential facility, New Belvedere House, is…

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Coronavirus – Temporary operating procedure

March 17, 2020
In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), Veterans Aid HQ and Operational Centre will be closed. No face-to-face services or admissions will be available. Advice and support, in line with national limitations, will continue to be provided remotely via telephone during our working hours.  Monday to Thursday: 8:30am – 3:30pm, Friday: 8:30am…

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A decade of support from Leicester volunteer

March 4, 2020
A casual encounter with a Big Issue seller launched a 10 year commitment to support Veterans Aid.  Julie was on her way to work when she turned a corner in Leicester and saw a man standing there selling The Big Issue. The man was someone she would often stop to…

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Veterans Aid receives £50,000 boost from Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

February 20, 2020
Veterans Aid has received a grant of £50,000 from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and its partner funder Greenwich Hospital in support of ex-servicemen and women in crisis who served in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.  Case study Arthritis ended David’s career in the Royal Navy whilst he was still in…

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Starting the New Year with the sustained support of Douglas and Gordon

January 16, 2020
Douglas & Gordon (D&G), a leading London estate agency who opened their first office in 1958, have been fundraising for Veterans Aid since 2018. Always innovative, D&G have organised events such as Quiz nights and a Valentine’s Day, where staff bought roses and chocolates to send to people around the…

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£250,000 Awarded to Veterans Aid by the National Lottery Community Fund

January 6, 2020
Veterans Aid is proud to have been awarded £250,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund. Received in three yearly instalments, the grant will be spent on a range of interventions responsive to the situation of the individual concerned, as part of VA’s Homelessness Prevention work.  Those interventions include advice for…

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Serviceman takes on half marathon for Veterans Aid

November 26, 2019
On Saturday the 30th of November Lee Fomes will be running a half marathon to fundraise for Veterans Aid. Lee is in his 26th year of service with the Corps of Army Music. He served in Iraq in 2003, in a non-musical role, and since then has performed in venues all over…

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier appointed as Trustee

October 31, 2019
Veterans Aid welcomes Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier as a new Trustee to our dedicated board. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier retired from the Royal Air Force in July 2019 after 39 years of service, culminating in his final 3 years, when he was Chief of the Air Staff.…

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