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Veterans Fighting for Veterans Rights

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Donations.

We are able to accept your credit and debit card donations securely via telephone by calling our office on 01282 219391. Alternatively, if you wish you may send a cheque or Postal order directly to our Head Office, VAUK Centre, International House, Springhill Rd, Burnley, BB11 2LQ. Please remember that if you pay tax to the value of your donation we may be able to claim Gift Aid and increase your donation by 20%. Thank you for supporting our work.

Yes Society fundraising for the VAUK.

YES Society (Your Emergency Services), a not for profit organisation, was set up by retired Sussex Police Officer, Christopher Hearn, to help support the wellbeing of the UK’s Service personnel. After witnessing the devastating effects of PTSD in destroying the life of a former colleague, Chris created an online Charity Raffle, to help raise money for the Charities capable of helping our Service personnel. We expect so much from our Service personnel, yet we never stop to think of the cost their sacrifice has upon both themselves and their families... The proceeds of the YES Society online Charity Raffle are split between two hand-picked Charities that are best placed, and equipped, to deliver the support our Service personnel require. The remainder of the money is allocated to essential administration costs and prizes. This equates to: 50% instantly apportioned to Charitable Giving, 45% awarded in prizes and only 5% retained for operational costs. If you already play a lottery or other prize draw, why not switch to YES Society which will significantly help others and increase your reward potential too! 

For more details, please follow the link to help VAUK: https://yessociety.org.uk/

 

New Partner Veterans Hearing

  UK Veterans Hearing offer  hearing tests and Hearing aids to veterans, please click in the link. funding is available for veterans for hearing aids please contact UK VETERANS HEARING HELP. 

 
                                                                   www.uk-veterans-hearing-help.co.uk

The VAUK's own fundraising teams working around the UK.

     

 

The VAUK now has its own fundraising teams working in shopping malls

around the country,

we have to pay licence fees to go into the centres ranging from £500-£1000 for the week, but 100% of what the guys raise goes into our bank account,if you see any of the guys in your local area go and say hello and donate a few quid. In recent weeks several veterans and veteran families approach the team for help,who directed them to our head office, two are now in the process of being rehoused, one other is now having a ramp fitted to their house to allow a mobility scooter in and out of the house and a further three are now in treatment for mental health issues. 

This Video shows testimonials from veterans re-housed and treated for PTSD in the last few months, our currents stats are 110 re-housed, 357 treated for PTSD and 6 elderly disabled veterans have had stair-lifts, bathroom conversions and downstairs toilets fitted. 

Chris Percival receiving the keys to the


 

Chris Percival receiving the keys to the families brand new house.

Chris and Liz Percival approached the VAUK for rehousing about September last year, it took an awful lot of fighting with the certain members of the local authorities but we got there in the end.

Chris, Liz and their daughter were forced to live with relations until we were able to secure them a tenancy, we wish them well in their new home.

VAUK fighting for Northen Ireland against the Witch hunt the government is backing

 

 

We are taking on the government regarding over the government's witch hunt of our Northern Ireland veterans for doing their job while the IRA gunmen run around with letters of admonishment of their deeds during the conflict, I am in the process of writing to the Prime Minister about this as the Northern Ireland Police service has many Republican sympathisers as is the Attorney General of Northern Ireland John Larkin who is using the court in Armagh court to take our guys to trail, need I say more, so please support us and speak to your local MP. 

 

     The Veterans Association Uk 24 / 7 Hour PTSD Hotline. 

                           01282 219391

                 THIS IS THE ONLY 24 HOUR MANNED VETERANS PTSD HOTLINE

                         please do not ring our old number 01282 787172, it is no longer in use, please use the above number.

 

                                                                                                                             

                                           We hope you find our website informative and entertaining.  

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 or you wish to make a donation and you can do so by ringing our office on 01282 219391: 

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.  

 

Latest Testimonials

Evaluation of the clinical accuracy of clinical information by Dr Therese Andre.

Dr Therese Andre is the senior clinical Lead (Mental Health), Therese is a Doctor of Neuropsychology having trained for many years in Chicago, she worked with Canadian and U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Therese currently works in the NHS as a Neuropsychologist but was amazed at the lack of medical knowledge of Complex Multiple Trauma Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) within the NHS in the UK.

The information given to our caseworkers / SRC's during the course is totally correct and proper.  

Elderly Female Veteran in Huddersfield needed help.

The VAUK was contacted by the grandson of an elderly female veteran called Kathleen, She was ex RAF from WW2 who served in RAF Hemswell in Lincolnshire with Bomber Command. In her latter years Kathleen became quite badly disabled and request a bathroom renovation to her garage for ease of use.

The VAUK obtained the renovation for Kathleen making life much better for her.

Letter from Melanie from Scotland, A former Mental Health Nurse

Melanie contacted the VAUK Hotline recently desperate for help for her PTSD.

Melanie, a former mental health nurse in the NHS for years suffers with Complex Multi Trauma PTSD and has been unable to access any decent help for her illness through the normal routes, she even paid for a private Psychologist who had no idea and PTSD Issues, she contacted our hotline and spoke to Tony Hayes a VAUK Counsellor for an hour and half. 

Jasmine aged 14, in need of help for her PTSD.

This is the story of a lovely young lady called Jasmine aged 14 , Jasmine suffers with PTSD  and her mum and dad have found it hard to get the treatment Jas needs they went the CAMHS and private clinicians to help their daughter but nothing worked.

Jasmines mum contacted the VAUK through the Hotline resulting in the family attending a meeting in the VAUK Centre with Tony Hayes, Jasmine, mum and dad spent a few hours with Tony who offered counselling to Jasmine and then referred her to a Specialist psychotherapist. 

VAUK Accrington Office.

The VAUK Accrington office saw a homeless veteran recently, the guy has massive PTSD Issues and just gone through a relationship breakdown, alcohol issues due to his military experience, we now have him into treatment for his PTSD and rehoused him. Happy days.currently, from our Accrington office, we have now rehoused another veteran in Oswaldtwistle Nr Accrington and three more veterans from Accrington are now received mental health Treatment from our clinicians and counselled by our own counsellors, they are now much better now and back in control of their own lives.                                                  VAUK Centre in Burnley, a multi-office complex and Spiritual home of the VAUK.

                                                                               Some VAUK Statistics to date : 

 Veterans re-housed, 137:

 Veterans into mental health treatment, 421: 

 Veterans, Elderly Disabled Stair lifts, Wet Rooms installed, 11:

 Veterans War Pensions successfully obtained through VAUK, 63:

The VAUK Suicide interventions team have been involved with 39 attempted suicides, we were successful on 38 sadly we lost one lad, this work is ongoing.