The Royal British Legion - Live On


73 - 75 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AA

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Financial help and advice for ex service personnel (Veterans)

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The Royal British Legion supports serving, ex-service personnel, dependents and spouses in a number of different ways. The Legion has a number of specialist teams that you can work with if you are financially struggling, having housing difficulties or need support around employment. This is just a small range of services offered.

We are also able to offer help with:

  • Benefits Debt & Money Advice Team
  • The Royal British Legion's Benefit, Debt and Money Advice (BDMA) Service provides, free, confidential advice about benefits you are entitled to, assistance in making an appeal against a benefits decision and comprehensive advice for those in unmanageable debt.
  • Independent Living Team: Specialist information and advice about Independent living options: 
  • Assistance with Disabled Facilities Grants and challenges
  • Help and support to navigate social services
  • Help and support to challenge social care decisions
  • Help to address isolation and loneliness
  • Information on local services
  • Help to understand your rights and speak up.

Handy Van Team: We have a dedicated and trusted team of experienced handy people who are fully trained to carry out low-level maintenance in your home including, changing light bulbs and tap washers. Putting up shelves, curtain rails and grab rails. Fitting smoke alarms and carbon dioxide monitors. Fitting and changing door locks and other security features. Building access ramps and storage sheds to house legion-provided Electronically powered Vehicles. Installing care phones.

Admiral Nurses: Skilled assessments to determine the needs of family carers and the needs of the person with dementia. 

Information and practical advice for carers and their families on supporting those with dementia. To work with carers and families to provide emotional and psychological support throughout their caring journey. Advice on how to care for someone with dementia and help to develop skills to encourage positive approaches to living with dementia. To work together with other professionals and organisations to provide additional support if you need it.

Civvy Street: The Legion can assist with employment grants, education and training, support for families and information around starting a business.

We also have a number of employment partners we work with such as Officer’s association, The Poppy Factory, The Forces Employment Charity, Royal British Legion Industries and Walking with the wounded. War Pensions Scheme: The Legion can help beneficiaries to claim under the War Pensions Scheme.

We provide advice and information and can represent you at a tribunal for free, if you want to take further action. We can also give advice about supplementary allowances linked to War Disablement Pensions, such as Mobility Supplement and Constant Attendance Allowance.

Poppy Break Centres: The Legion offers much-needed breaks to ex-Service and serving personnel and their families. If you or a member of your family is recovering from an illness, bereavement or other life-affecting event, the Legion can provide a comfortable and enjoyable break. Available at Alderson House (Bridlington), Bennet House (Northern Ireland, and Byng House (Merseyside).

Free will writing Service: As a member of The National Free Wills Network, the Legion is giving supporters and members the opportunity to have a will written or updated free of charge. An up to date will, written by a solicitor, ensures your wishes are respected. This service allows you to provide for your family and friends and leave a gift to your chosen charities too, without worrying about the cost.

There is no obligation to include a gift to The Royal British Legion in your will but we hope you choose to do so. Every gift, no matter the size, will help our vital welfare work supporting the whole Armed Forces family, to Live On.

Independent Inquest Advice: Independent Inquest Advice (IIA) is The Royal British Legion's dedicated and professional service providing free legal advice to bereaved Service families. If you've been bereaved as a result of military service, the inquiry and inquest (or fatal accident inquiry in Scotland) can be a daunting prospect. The process is complicated and can cause a great deal of frustration at what is already a difficult and painful time. The Legion's IIA service provides free, independent and expert legal advice and assistance to the families of those who have died in Service.

The Legion also works with service men and women who have undergone life changing injuries in military service. This includes support through the Battle Back centre, personnel recovery centres, and mobility aids/equipment grants.

The Legion works in partnership with mental health organisations which are listed below. - Combat Stress, a dedicated mental health service for UK Armed Forces veterans and their families (telephone: 0800 138 1619). Combat Stress accepts self referral. - NHS Veterans Transitions, Intervention and Liaison service (TILS). This service is available across England and is provided by specialists in mental health who have an expert understanding of the armed forces (telephone: 0303 123 1145).

NHS Veterans TILS accepts self referrals. Please note the information above does not detail all of the things the Legion may be able to help with. To find out more please contact us on the call centre number or visit the Legion website - to start a live chat.

Opening Times

Lines are open 8am - 8pm every day

Contact Details

Contact name: The Royal British Legion

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Phone number: 0808 802 8080

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Address: 73 - 75 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AA


Address details:

73 - 75 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AA

Published: 09 August 2019