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Mayor, Councillors and Committees

Useful contacts for Armed Forces leavers


Name and description

Postal/email address


Contact number

Armed Forces Champion

Cllr Linda Lewis c/o Democratic Services, Town Hall, Middlesbrough, TS1 9FX

Middlesbrough Council

01642 646652

Armed Forces support

Royal British Legion

Rosi Thornton
Regional Outreach Leader for North East

British Legion website

0808 802 8080

Armed Forces support


SSAFA website

01642 217 440

0800 731 4880 (general helpline)

Benefits advice

Financial support advice

Citizens Advice

3 Bolckow Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1TH

Citizens Advice website

0344 499 4110


Jobcentre Plus - Armed Forces champion

An Armed Forces champion exists in every Jobcentre Plus district and ensures that support meets the needs of the Armed Forces community. A service leaver isn't able to walk into their local Jobcentre Plus office and expect their local champion to be based there, instead the champions maintain close contact with Jobcentre Plus advisers who make them aware of Armed Forces issues.

Housing Compass choice based lettings
Affordable housing


Thirteen - drop-in centre
Social housing

63 North Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 2AF

(Daily: 9am to 5pm, Wednesday: 10am to 5pm)


08000 461600

Housing Private Housing - Joint Service Housing Advice for Ex Forces Website 01252 787574

Mental health (Armed Forces)

Veterans Wellbeing Assessment & Liaison Service

Part of the NHS's services for veterans.



0191 441 5974

Mental health (general)

Middlesbrough and Stockton MIND

Sarah Ross
Service Manager (Living Life)


01642 257020

Pay and pensions

Crisis support

Welfare advice

Veterans UK Website 0808 1914 2 18



Finchale Veterans Service

Specialist training college which hosts a veterans' support network and produces a directory of services.


0191 386 2634