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					            SERVICE &
FACT SHEET 14
            EX-SERVICE
            PERSONNEL
                     Are you serving in H M Forces?
                     Have you served in H M
                     Forces?
                     Do you need advice?
                The Royal British Legion, RAF Benevolent Fund & Plymouth Citizens Advice
                Bureau offer a free benefits and money advice specialist casework service for
                people living in the Plymouth, West Devon and South Hams area. The caseworker
                Jamie Macpherson can be contacted on 01752 676092.


                What is provided?
                     Ø Face to face holistic advice
                     Ø Home visits if necessary
                     Ø Court representation
                     Ø Tribunal representation
                     Ø Possible financial assistance with priority debts, bankruptcy fees and
                       social and welfare needs.
                Referees or clients can contact the service direct for an appointment on the number
                above or by Fax: 01752 253928 or by e-mail: moneyadvice@plymouthcab.org.
                uk or by calling it at the Bureau on the 2nd Floor, Cobourg House, 32 Mayflower
                Street, Plymouth, PL1 1QX between 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. weekdays.

                The service can take referrals from other advice agencies but a simple referall form
                will usually need to be completed. Forms are available by calling 01752 676092.
                An appointment will usually be arranged within 48 hours either at a local bureau for
                the client or by a home visit if necessary.




                                                                           This Fact Sheet was produced on 18/12/09
                Other services available to serving and
FACT SHEET 14   ex-service personnel
                Do you need other advice or support?
                Royal British Legion
                Contact the Exeter office on 01392 273111 who may arrange for a local caseworker
                to visit.

                SSAFA
                Contact the Plymouth Office on 01752 553414 who will arrange for a local
                caseworker to visit.
                E-mail: ssafaforceshelp@plymouth36.fsnet.co.uk

                HIVE Information Service
                This service is open to all members of the Armed Forces including their families,
                dependants and civilians employed in the Services. HIVE offers information on
                relocation, local unit and civilian facilities, places of interest, schools and further
                education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment, training opportunities,
                operational deployment packs and can advise referral to military or civilian agencies
                best suited to the individual’s circumstances. Their staff are professionally trained
                as HIVE Information Officers.
                Contact Plymouth HIVE Information Centre at Fenner Block Annex, BO64, HMS
                Drake, HMNB Devonport, Plymouth, PL2 2BG.
                Telephone: 01752 286138
                E-mail: plymouth@hivegb.co.uk
                Website: www.hive.mod.uk

                Veterans:UK
                Telephone: 0800 169 2277
                Website: www.veterans-uk.info




                This Fact Sheet has been produced by A4A which is a consortium of agencies providing
                quality advice services in Plymouth who are working together to raise standards and
                improve access. For more information on A4A contact Plymouth CAB on 01752 507709.
                                                                                   This Fact Sheet was produced on 18/12/09

				
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