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WAR PENSIONERS WELFARE OFFICE

WAR PENSIONERS WELFARE OFFICE Department of Social Security Flowers Hill, Brislington BRISTOL BS4 5LE

MISS CAROLINE WALKER WAR PENSIONERS WELFARE OFFICER 01272-718446 (718311)

War Disablement Pensions and War Widows Pensions are paid by the Dept of Social Security (Benefits Agency) War Pensions Directorate, based in Lancashire. You do NOT have to have fought in a war to receive a War Pension. Any wound, injury or disease which is caused by or made worse by service in the Armed Forces can be considered for a War Pension. War Pensions or War Widows Pensions are not taxable and can be received in addition to National Insurance Benefits. The War Pensioners Welfare Office provides friendly, individual advice.

FORCES HELP SOCIETY

FORCES HELP SOCIETY SSAFA-FHS 27, Park Road GLOUCESTER Glos. GL1 1LH MR JOHN GITTENS DIVISIONAL SECRETARY 01452-520255

SSAFA-FHS representatives act as sympathetic, knowledgeable & confidential friends to eligible people. They offer emergency help for friends & family of Servicemen in times of difficulty such as bereavement. Advice is given on war & disability pensions. On a more personal level they offer friendship for housebound, lonely & elderly people & home visits can be arranged. Young mothers may seek advice from the organisation as can wives of servicemen, (retired & serving). Office hours are Mon & Thur from 10am-1pm, ansaphone out of hours.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - WOMENS SECTION

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - WOMENS SECTION 38 St. Luke Road CHELTENHAM Glos. MRS R.M. CLEE HON. SECRETARY, 01242-526598

The Legion mainly help ex. servicemens dependents, widows and children by giving small grants. They help to provide finance towards rest or convalescent homes, also have a list of approved hotels, for which they will give help towards holidays. Widows & Ex-Servicewomens Allowance Scheme provides over 1000 women with quarterly allowance. Flatlets Houses let at realistic rents to ex-servicewomen or widows of ex.servicemen. Also provide Mobility Scooters for disabled ladies.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION London

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION 48 Pall Mall London SW1Y 5JY

MR J LILLIES 0171 973-0633

Unites in one organisation past and present servicemen and women; raises funds to assist ex-service personnel in distress or need. Makes grants and allowances; provides residential and convalescent care; has a Housing Association and sheltered workshop