WELFARE INFORMATION PROJECT

Welfare Information Project


Since 2009, Surf Action has been championing the need to recognise and support veterans. We regularly deliver this message and share our Joined-Up Recovery model for the successful and holistic support of veterans whenever the opportunity arises; from meetings with teams of local health professionals to national conferences and military events. We also keep a comprehensive data-base of other organisations which can provide information/help on a wide variety of subjects.

Support Organisations
& Help-Lines


Cornwall Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs)
Tel: 0845 207 7711 - (8.30 am to 6.30 pm)
Home treatment Team(s) -
(6:30 pm – 8:30 am)
East: Tel: 0845 2303901
West: Tel: 0845 2303902

Samaritans
(www.samaritans.org)
Tel: 0845 7909090 / 01872 277277

Nightlink (Cornwall)
(www.re-gain.org.uk)
Tel: 0808 8000306 (5pm - 12pm)
Text (SMS): 07717 989021

NHS Direct
(www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk)
Tel: 0845 4647

Royal British Legion
(www.britishlegion.org.uk)
Their telephone helpline is open to everyone, 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.
Tel:  0808 802 8080
(free from UK landlines and main mobile networks) 
From overseas:
Tel: +44 (0)20 3376 8080 (full rate)

SSAFA
(www.ssafa.org.uk)
Tel: 0845 241 7141

Combat Stress
(www.combatstress.org.uk/veterans)
Tyrwhitt House - Tel: 01372 587 080
(If you are registered with Combat Stress)

PTSD Resolution
(www.ptsdresolution.org)
Tel: 0845 0217873

MIND
(www.mind.org.uk)
Tel: 0300 123 3393

Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity
(www.rnrmc.org.uk)

Army Benevolent Fund
(www.soldierscharity.org)

RAF Benevolent Fund
(www.rafbf.org)
Tel: 0800 169 2942

Forces Pension Society
(forcespensionsociety.org)

Veterans UK
(../organisations/veterans-uk)

Freephone (UK only): 0808 191 4218
Tel: (overseas): +44 1253 866 043
07:30 - 18:30 Monday -Thursday
07:30 - 17:00 Friday

Citizens Advice Bureau
(www.citizensadvice.org.uk)
Tel: 03444 111 444

CAB Cornwall
(www.cabcornwall.org.uk)
Tel: 03444 111 444

Employment and Benefits

Jobcentre Plus
(www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus)
Tel: 0345 604 3719

New benefit claims only
Tel: 0800 055 6688

Universal Jobmatch
(www.gov.uk/jobsearch)

Pentreath
(www.pentreath.co.uk)
Tel: 01726 862727

Remploy Veterans
(www.remployveterans.co.uk)
Tel: 0845 600 2517
Email: veterans@remploy.co.uk


Housing / Homeless

Stonham
(www.homegroup.org.uk)
Monday to Friday between 09.00 and 12.00, excluding bank holidays
Tel: 01209 719182 or 0771 070 9527
Email: StonhamByan@homegroup.org.uk
Address: Stonham Byan, PO Box 99, Camborne, TR14 4BR

Cornwall Council – Housing
(www.cornwall.gov.uk/housing)
Tel: 0300 1234100

St Petrocs (Truro)
(www.stpetrocs.org.uk)
Address:
8 City Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2JJ
Tel: 01872 264153
Email: home@stpetrocs.org.uk

Coastline Homeless &
Social Exclusion Service

(www.coastlinecare.co.uk)
Tel: 01209 200042

Shelter
(england.shelter.org.uk)
Housing Advice - Tel: 0808 800 444
Legal Advice - Tel: 0345 345 4345

UK Homes 4 Heroes
(www.ukh4h.org.uk)
Tel: 0207 237 6363, 01795 660900

Soldiers off the Street
(www.soldiersoffthestreet.org)
Tel: 01745 356622, 07773 493088

Misc.

Addaction
(www.addaction.org.uk)
Tel: 01872 263002 (Truro)
Tel: 01736 365467 (Penzance)
Tel: 01579 340616 (Liskeard)

Alcoholics Anonymous
(www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk)
Tel: 0845 769 7555

Gamblers Anonymous
(www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk)
Tel: 08444 994188

Relate
(www.relate.org.uk)
Tel: 0300 100 1234

Cornwall Women’s Refuge Trust
(www.cwrt.org.uk)
Tel: 01872 225629 (24 hrs)

Cassiobury Court
(www.cassioburycourt.com)
For more information, click here.
Tel: 0800 500 3129 (24 hrs)

Volunteering

Penwith Community Development Trust (PCDT)
(www.pcdt.org)
Tel: 01736 334686