Armed Forces support

More information and useful links

The freedom parade

Armed forces cadets in Hinckley

Hinckley is home to cadets from all the armed forces.

Links to their websites:

Support organisations

  • Veterans' Gateway ( is a partnership between The Royal British Legion, Poppyscotland, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, Combat Stress and service provider Connect Assist. They are funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund. For 24-hour support call 0808 802 1212
  • Joining Forces ( is a Ministry of Defence-supported project to support the quality of life and wellbeing of veterans (anyone who has completed at least one day of military service) born before 1950 and their family and carers. Age UK is partnering with soldiers, sailors, airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), the Armed Forces Charity, to deliver 12 local projects across England, which will involve a partnership between the local Age UK and local SSAFA branch and offering person-centred conversations to older veterans and their family or carer
  • Cocaine Anonymous ( is a meeting to help veterans who are struggling with addiction
  • Loros ( provides free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, their family and carers across Leicestershire & Rutland
  • Health and wellbeing advice and support ( As part of this support, Op COURAGE is an NHS mental health specialist service designed to help serving personnel due to leave the military, reservists, armed forces veterans and their families.

Veterans' Coffee Morning in Hinckley

One of these projects is the Veterans' Coffee Morning, which takes place in Hinckley at the Green Rooms Masonic Hall on the second Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12noon. Older veterans, their spouses, carers, widows and widowers are all welcome to share free refreshments and a warm welcome. For more information contact Cultural Services on 01455 255856 or complete the Cultural Services contact form.

Other support for serving members of the armed forces and their families, and veterans is widely available. Some of them are listed below.

Last updated: 12/12/2023 11:33