A few letters of appreciation from some of the veterans and families helped by us.
Ron, from St Helens.
This Elderly gentleman's family contacted us regarding their father Ron, a veteran from the Royal Navy living in St Helens, Ron had massive issues trying to get up and down stairs and in and out of the shower, the VAUK had a stairlift fitted for him and a walk in shower installed to give him ease of access in the shower, Ron is a very happy man with the results.
Kathleen, elderly WW2 RAF Veteran
Kathleen's Grandson contacted the VAUK about his Grandmothers problems with mobility in the house.
The VAUK had a wet-room fitted into the garage of her property, making life so much easier for her.
Jasmine, a young lady with massive PTSD Issues .
The mum of a young lady with serious PTSD Issues contacted the VAUK's PTSD hotline asking for help for Jasmine, they had exhausted all NHS psychological channels, CAMHS, private psychologist, sadly currently we are not funded to treat civilians at the moment but this family lived close to the VAUK centre in Burnley, we offered free counselling for the girl and referred her to one of our specialist clinicians at a cost of £250.00 for the treatment, as per the letter above, jasmine is making good progress. As stated above, we are not currently funded to offer treatment to veterans but we are willing to refer to our clinicians if they can afford the psychotherapists cost usually £250,00.plus travelling.
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 re housed him. Happy days.
VAUK Centre in Burnley,
a multi office complex and Spiritual home of the VAUK.
Some VAUK Statistics to date :
Veterans re housed, 97:
Veterans into mental health treatment, 223:
Veterans, Elderly Disabled Stair lifts, Wet Rooms installed, 5:
Veterans War Pensions successfully obtained through VAUK, 46:
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.
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Welcome to the website of the Veteran's Association UK
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 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!