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Woody’s Lodge partners with Veterans’ Gateway!

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Veterans’ Gateway! We’re so proud to be part of this groundbreaking service which promises to be the first point of contact for veterans and their families seeking support.

There are a lot of charities for veterans and Emergency Service leavers and we understand that sometimes it can seem overwhelming to know where to turn. In fact, research by the Veterans’ Gateway revealed that the military charity sector currently leaves 64% of veterans feeling confused. Whilst 20% of veterans are referred to between 3 to 10 charities before finally receiving the support that they need. 

However, the Veterans’ Gateway aims to make this process much simpler by assessing the veteran’s needs at the first point of contact. They can then connect people with the right help when they need it, wherever they are.

The Veterans Gateway Service has a network of over 30 expert partners, now including Woody’s Lodge,from across the military and non-military not-for-profit sector. With such a wide network of partners, Veterans’ Gateway can advise on a number of areas including: 

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Finances
  • Living independently
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Physical health
  • Families and communities

Who is part of Veterans’ Gateway?

The Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a network of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including: The Royal British LegionSSAFA – the Armed Forces charityPoppyscotland, and Combat Stress.

Funded by The Armed Forces Covenant, this is the first time a group of charities has come together formally to create a service specially to help the Armed Forces community and we are so glad to be a part of it.

Five ways you can access Veterans’ Gateway

It’s easy and free to contact the Veterans’ Gateway, with advisors available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – many of whom are veterans themselves.

  1. You can call the helpline 24/7 for free on: 0800 802 1212
  2. Visit the website:
  3. Text them on: 81212
  4. Live chat with an advisor online (go to the website and click on ‘Get Help’
  5. Submit a query using the online form

We are so proud to be partnering with such a vital service, providing Armed Forces support and help to veterans across the whole of the United Kingdom. 

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