Veterans Association UK
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The Veteran's Association UK (VAUK) is a veteran-based organisation but anyone can become a member and anyone can apply to train as a caseworker or Regional Coordinator. Each region has an SRC (Senior Regional Coordinator) and ARC (Assistant Regional Coordinator) and we are working towards having Area Managers for each major region: there are presently Area Managers in the N.E. of England, S.E. England, the Scottish Borders, this is still being developed . Our volunteers come from all walks of life: some of them are parents of serving personnel, some are spouses of military personnel, some are or have been military personnel themselves and some have no military connection at all, but what they all have in common is a desire to support our veterans and our serving forces. If you are interested in knowing more about volunteering for these demanding but rewarding posts then please call our Head Office in Burnley on 01282 219491 for a no-obligation informal chat and for more information. As an organisation we try to secure the best help for our veterans, all psychotherapists used by the VAUK are fully qualified BACP Registered with specialist training in military mental health issues such as Critical Complex Multiple Trauma PTSD.
Tony (Hannable) Hayes
Founder & CEO
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VAUK are an organisation run mostly by a nationwide network of volunteers, which span the country from Cornwall to the far north of Scotland! Our services are free to access and all our coordinators are trained.
We are mostly self-funded and a good part of the money we need to keep our office running comes from membership fees. If you would like to support the VAUK by becoming a member the cost is only £12 pa and you can join by going over to the 'Membership' page: if you don't wish to become a member but would still like to donate then there's a button for that too :-) The Veteran's Association was created from a single Facebook page, set up by Tony (Hannable) Hayes in 2011, in response to a TV programme discussing the plight of homeless veterans. That page grew rapidly as more and more people became outraged by the apparent lack of care by Government and support associations for these people whom daily risked life and limb to protect our freedoms and our way of life. There has not been one single year in living memory in which British Forces were not involved in conflict: the continuing loss of life and the disabilities suffered and discrimination afforded to these heroes was, and is, appalling. To find out more about the conflicts we have been involved with click here We at VAUK strive to re-balance the scales, by acting on behalf of men and women who are terribly let down by other organisations, with our vow that we will not turn away, nor judge, nor discriminate against any veteran or serving person who genuinely needs our help. In the video below Tony, CEO of the Veteran's Association UK, discusses veteran's health. An American news presenter from CCTV interviewed Tony, asking whether the treatment of veterans was any different here than in the USA!
VAUK Accrington Office.
The Veterans Association UK Veterans Hotline 01282 787172 The only 24/7 Veterans Hotline This service is available to Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel and families also.
Our Mission The mission of the Veteran's Association UK's is to: Help veterans, serving Military and their families, ex Police, Fire, Ambulance, RNLI and Mountain Rescue personnel to access housing, treatment for mental or other health issues in a timely manner and to get homeless veterans off the streets and into a home of their own. To help disabled or elderly veterans obtain stair lifts, wet rooms and other aids to make their lives easier. To help veterans obtain war pensions, DWP Pensions, Benefits, medal reclamation and to offer help in any way we can. To train our Caseworkers and Regional Coordinators to high standards in the relevant areas and to ensure that the correct help and advice is available at all times. Some of VAUKs volunteers are qualified teachers (PTLLS) Counsellors ( IAG 3) and suicide interventionists (ASIST).
VAUK Centre in Burnley
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