Help & Welfare
The Royal British Legion is committed to helping serving and ex service personnel, their dependents and carers in need. The Royal British Legion is able to achieve this through the flexible and wide range of services built on the foundation of experience.
The Royal British Legion maintains a presence within our community with the principle of welfare at its very heart.
The Royal British Legion can offer advice on war pensions, compensation claims, benefits and money matters as well as careers advice to those leaving the services.
The Royal British Legion can offer bereaved families an independent advice service to assist them through the inquest process.
The Royal British Legion's "Be The Boss" initiative offers those who have recently left the UK Armed Services support and advice in setting up and running a small business.
The Royal British Legion can provide funds to those going through a temporary crisis such as homelessness, or assist with loans for property repairs or essential household items.
The Royal British Legion can provide both short and long term care in six homes throughout the Country. Those who need a break can visit one of the legion's four break centres located in popular seaside resorts.
The majority of Legion work is delivered by a network of approximately 4,000 trained volunteer caseworkers, visitors and welfare staff.
Hardwicke and District Branch of The Royal British Legion have an active Welfare Committee with two caseworkers and two Hospital and Housebound Visitors. The Welfare Committee meet regularly and report to the Branch monthly. The welfare team work at both Branch and County level appropriate to need. The case load varies from month to month with an increasingly younger clientele becoming the norm.
Hardwicke and District also run a monthly lunch club, "The Tuesday Club" for those in need both young and old and the housebound of our community. A two course hot meal is provided and entertainment ranging through guest speakers, presentations, raffles and bingo. The Tuesday Club has been running successfully now for five years and is going from strength to strength. The Branch currently hosts between 50 and 70 people each month. For more information please see our Tuesday Club" web page on this site.
Those eligible for assistance from the Royal British Legion are those who have served at least seven days in the Armed Forces, or are a dependant of someone who has served.
If you feel that you are in need of help in any way you can contact the Royal British Legion using any of the methods below.
National Helpline 08457 725 725 to reach our Call Centre
On the web
Here you will find a number of options in order to help you find answers to any questions you may have, as well obtain the help and support you may need.