Useful Links on Family Support
Buckinghamshire Family Information Service - free information and advice to families with children up to 19 (and up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities) especially around Halton and High Wycombe.
Child Maintenance Options
Counselling Directory Connecting you with professional support
Hft is a national charity, providing services for people with learning disabilities throughout England. We support people to live life the way they choose - whether providing support for just a couple of hours a week, or 24 hours a day.
Lifeworks Offering free employment advice for spouses - free courses available
Mumsnet By Parents for Parents
Pray 4 Our Forces from the Armed Forces Christian Union
RAF Disability Holiday Trust The aim of the Trust, the first of its kind, is to make it possible for both serving and ex-Royal Air Force personnel and their dependants with a severe disability to take holidays in the UK and abroad on equal terms with able bodied people.
Samaritans A listening ear.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers A charity dedicated to supporting bereaved British Forces Children aged 0-18 years. Support is available to families from the British Army, Royal Navy or RAF, regular and reserves and is not limited to those killed in action. Children who have lost a parent through illness or accident are also eligible as long as their parent was a serving member of the British Forces at the time of their death, or was medically discharged due to a condition which eventually led to their death.
Soldier on! Working to assist medically discharged armed forces personnel to manage their career transition and find suitable civilian jobs.
Storybook Wings Storybook Wings is the RAF Association’s initiative for serving RAF parents who have to spend time away from their children – whether they are away on deployment or working away during the week. Sound effects and music are added to create a really special keepsake.
S4S Support for Spouses + is a support group for UK military spouses or partners who have some form of disability or additional needs. "We offer a safe environment for the exchange of information and advice as well as the opportunity to chat, giggle or moan with like minded people".
UK4U Charity Christmas Box Scheme for those on ops
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