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Armed Forces Covenant

As signatories of the Lincolnshire Armed Forces Community Covenant we have committed to supporting veterans and members of the armed forces.

The covenant makes sure that there is no disadvantage to members of our armed forces community in accessing our services, including our housing service.

Alongside our partners we aim to support the armed forces community through:

  • Creating public awareness of issues faced by this community
  • Promoting awareness and support within communities 
  • Encouraging events and activities that integrate communities

Help and who to contact

You can contact our benefits and money advice team if you are struggling with money. If you need help with housing or your living arrangements get in touch with our housing team.

Veterans and their families who need support can contact the Veterans Gateway on 0808 802 1212.

Serving members, veterans and their families can contact The Royal British Legionon 0808 802 8080. Or for welfare advice and support SSAFAThe Armed Forces Charity on 0800 731 4880.

You may also wish to contact the  The Confederation of Service Charities.

Lincolnshire Armed Forces Community Covenant

You can view more information about the the Covenant or Covenant Funding on Lincolnshire County Council's website, call 01522 552446 or email lincsafcovenant@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

Army Reserves Centre, Lincoln 

You can find more information on joining your local Army Reserves Unit by contacting WO1 Nigel O’Leary or PSAO Bruce Saunderson by calling 01522 529082.

Mental health support

If you need support for any mental health issues you are suffering you can contact your GP or the crisis team at A&E if you are in need of urgent help. 

Other options are:

  • There is a helpline available 24/7 provided by Combat Stress: 0800 138 1619 or visit their website: www.combatstress.org.uk  
  • Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service for the East Midlands is a service dedicated to those who have left, or are leaving, the forces. Call 0300 323 0137 the 24/7 helpline on 0300 323 0139. You can also email mevs.mhm@nhs.net to request a referral 
  • The Big White Wall is a support community where you can remain anonymous, visit their website www.bigwhitewall.com    
  • Right Turn is a programme developed for veterans with issues with alcohol or substance misuse - visit the websitefor more details 

Local groups

Below are links and contact details for groups based in Lincoln and the surrounding area. Visit their websites for more information on meet dates, times and locations.

Royal British Legion (RBL)

Below are local groups associated with the Royal British Legion.

Royal British Legion - Lincoln branch: Visit  http://branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/lincolnor the Facebook page – www.facebook.com/royalbritishlegionlincoln.

Annual RBL Poppy Appeal - For more information, dates and applying to volunteer, help and assist with the yearly RBL Poppy Collection visit  http://branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/lincoln/poppy-appeal.

The Poppy Factory - The Poppy Factory is an employment charity which assists veterans with health conditions to find work. Visit the website for more information www.poppyfactory.org.

Royal British Legion – Lincolnshire Branch - Visit http://counties.britishlegion.org.uk/counties/lincolnshire/contact-us

Veteran related associations

Below are local veterans associations.

The Royal Anglian and Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Association (Lincoln Branch) - visit the website: www.thelincolnshireregiment.orgor the Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/poachers.lincoln for contact details and meeting dates.

LexSA - Lincolnshire Ex-Services Associations - visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/LincolnExServiceAssociation or www.facebook.com/groups/veteransinformationexchange for contact details and meeting dates.

RSA - Royal Signals Association Lincoln Branch - visit the website  http://benrevell.me.uk/royal-signals/ or the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/646973435381152/ for contact details and meeting dates. 

SSAFA – Soldiers, Seaman and Air Force Association - visit the website www.ssafa.org.ukfor contact details and meeting dates. 

Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) Lincolnshire –visit the website www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk. The RVS offers help and support to veterans in the community, a befriending service to older veterans and their widows/widowers and partners. find more information and meeting dates on the website www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/hubs/1405-lincolnshire.

Other Facebook groups you may be interested in:

Royal Navy related associations

Lincoln Royal Navy Association Branch - visit the website or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/Lincoln-Royal-Naval-Association-472493346114744/ for contact details and meeting dates.

No. 9 Area – RNA Royal Naval Association - Lincolnshire Branches - visit the Facebook page  www.facebook.com/rna9area/ for contact details and meeting dates.

Lincoln Submariners Association - Visit the website www.lincolnsubmariners.co.uk for contact details and meeting dates. 

Royal Marines Association Visit the website royalmarinesassociation.org.uk/ for contact details and meeting dates. 

The WRENS Association Visit the website  www.wrens.org.uk  for contact details and meeting dates. 

Royal Air Force (RAF)

RAFA – Royal Air Force Association Lincoln Branch - visit the website www.rafa.org.uk/members/branches-and-clubs or the F acebook page www.facebook.com/RAFA-Lincoln1736744686610088/ for contact details and meeting dates. 

Cadet Forces

TS Wrangler – Lincoln Sea Cadet Unit - visit the website www.sea-cadets.org/lincoln or the  Facebook page www.facebook.com/Lincolncoln-Sea-Cadets-201956196569070/ for further details.

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