HMS Protector monthly newsletter
Catch up with the Captain and crew of HMS Protector, which recently had a re-fit at UK Docks on the River Tees, in the March 2021 HMS Protector newsletter. The ship is due to be back in our area in July 2021.
Yorkshire Regiment benevolence guide
The Spring 2021 edition of the Yorkshire Regiment benevolence guide is now available. In it you can find information on how the Regiment can help and support your needs.
The new Veterans Railcard will save veterans 1/3 off most rail fares to help you reconnect with loved ones and connect you to new training and work opportunities.
It's for anyone who has served at least one day in the UK Armed Forces or Merchant Marines who have seen duty on legally defined military operations,
The new Veterans Railcard will be available for a special introductory price of just £21 for a 1-year Railcard or £61 for a 3-year Railcard, until 31 March 2021.
It will offer the Railcard holder and their companion 1/3 off most rail fares, and 60% off for up to four children aged 5 to 15 years.
Fuel vouchers for veterans
Thanks to funding from the Energy Redress Covid-19 scheme, Finchale Group can now provide emergency fuel vouchers to those on a pre-paid meter who are at risk of disconnection (with the exception of British Gas customers). To qualify, clients will need to provide the following:
- proof that they are on a pre-payment meter – this could be a letter from their energy supplier, a photo of their pre-payment card or meter
- be in danger of self-disconnecting and have had financial issues as a result of the pandemic
- proof of ID and address
- confirm that they can receive email vouchers
Vouchers are limited to a maximum of three per household per year and applications must be made by the person claiming the voucher. The Finchale Armed Forces Community Team will be coordinating the scheme on behalf of Finchale, so please contact them for further information.
Veterans not forgotten (Age UK)
A new project to provide telephone befriending, shopping and medication deliveries to veterans aged 65+ across the four boroughs of Teesside. They provide signposting and referrals to benefit advice and veteran support groups, ensuring individual health and wellbeing.
For more information, please contact Paula Taylor on 01642 805500 or email Paula.Taylor@Ageukteesside.org.uk.