The Regiment takes its responsibility for ensuring the welfare of the Regimental family extremely seriously. We believe that we have an enduring responsibility to assist our serving and veteran Riflemen, their families and the families of our fallen which we undertake often with the help of other military and civilian charities and agencies:
Army Welfare Service
Much of the support available to Army personnel and their families is given through the Army Welfare Service (AWS), a professional and confidential welfare support service for servicemen and women and their families, wherever they are located.
The Army Welfare Service has three main tasks: Community Support, Personal Support and HIVE information services.
In a Compassionate Emergency, please contact:
The Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) on: 01452 519 951
Contact numbers for your local AWS, AFF & HIVE offices are available through the military directory of enquiries on: 02072 189000
For other enquiries please contact the SSAFA helpline on: 0845 241 7141
SSAFA lines are open, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.
Army Recovery Capability
Their mission is to support wounded, injured and sick soldiers in their recovery, either to enable them to return to duty or to make a smooth transition into civilian life.
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes delivers a variety of individual support. Their Quick Reaction Fund (QRF) helps by giving swift financial support to those with life-changing injuries, life-changing illnesses and their families. For example, funds to purchase equipment to make a home more accessible or a grant to support travel costs for a family needing to spend time by their loved ones bedside. The QRF can essentially be used for anything that alleviates the distress caused by injury or illness.
The Help for Heroes Band of Brothers (BoB) offers life-long support and opportunities to those suffering from life-changing injury or illness. The Help for Heroes Band of Sisters (BoS) provides supports, recognition and fellowship to those who care for our heroes. Members of the BoB and BoS receive the same financial and welfare support that Help for Heroes offers through the Quick Reaction Fund, but in addition have opportunities to take up offers donated by the very supportive public. The Defence Recovery Centres run by H4H also offer courses for veterans as well as respite care, more details can be found on their website.
Rangers Charity Fondation
New Armed Forces Partnerships Launched
If you are suffering from poor mental health then the following might be useful:
If you require more specialised help then the following should be contacted in the first instance;