Shropshire Council

Service charities - information and advice

Veterans' Gateway

The Veterans' Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support. It puts veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

The Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and armed forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA (the armed forces charity), Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist.

You can speak to one of their team by phone or email. They're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to put you in touch with the help you need, or direct you to the information you're looking for. Call 0808 802 1212.

The Royal British Legion branches

The Royal British Legion has a range of clubs and branches for its members across Shropshire. To find out more, contact the Royal British Legion on 0808 802 8080 or take a look at their website.

SSAFA Shropshire

  • Email:
  • Tel: 01743 344 220

Walking with the Wounded

Have you served in the armed forces? Are you unemployed? Walking with the Wounded can provide employment support to ex-forces personnel who are also receiving support or treatment for their mental health.

If you would like to find out more, please email

  • Further info for employers
  • Further info for referrers

"Walking with the Wounded has helped and supported me in getting back to work. It is great to see a charity that is out there to help us, although not enough veterans are aware that this support is available."
- Duncan, Walking with the Wounded client

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