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West Yorkshire

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Support for the armed forces in West Yorkshire

We help veterans and service personnel, and their families, in the local community and we rely on public donations to continue our work. Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services which cover a range of social, family and financial issues.

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We aim to answer all telephone calls received between 0900hrs and 1700hrs weekdays, outside of these times voice mail is available. Calls to 0345 numbers are charged at the same rate as a call to a number starting 01 or 02.

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Email: wyorkshire@ssafa.org.uk

Phone: 0345 2 415 600

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  • We are here to help

    SSAFA In West Yorkshire

    SSAFA in West Yorkshire is organised on a regional basis which covers the whole of West Yorkshire. We have the Branch office in Carlton Barracks in Leeds and we also have offices in Keighley and Wakefield, although the biggest part of the region is managed by the Branch Secretary (Casework) and is based in Huddersfield.

    Anyone needing our help should contact us on: 0345 2 415 600 or contact us by e-mail.

  • The Old Colonial Christmas Concert in aid of SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity

    Christmas Concert for SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity

    The Old Colonial Pub in Mirfield West Yorkshire has chosen SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity as one of it's beneficiary Charities for the year.

    On Saturday 23rd December 2017, a Christmas Concert will take place which will raise funds for SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity and St Andrew's Alzheimers Support Group in Mirfield.

    Please come along to the event,it will be a cracking night!

    Details from Tim at The Old Colonial on 01924 496920

  • SSAFA Controller Sir Andrew Gregory launches new contact number for West Yorkshire.

    0345 2 415 600 West Yorkshire Contact Number Launched

    The Controller of SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Gregory open the refurbished West Yorkshire Branch Office on Friday 2nd June and helped to launch the new One Number Contact facility for SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity in West Yorkshire, 0345 2 415 600.

    The new One Number contact for the West Yorkshire Branch of SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity is 0345 2 415 600 and uses up to the minute technology to deliver calls to our offices in West Yorkshire.

    Sir Andrew is picture with 84 year old Mr John Turley who is the longest serving volunteer in the West Yorkshire Branch, Sir Andrew invited John to help with unveiling a plaque to the front of the refurbished office which is based in Carlton Barracks Leeds.

  • SSAFA Signs Kirklees Council Military Covenant.

    Council signs pledge to support Armed Forces

    Kirklees Council and its partners recently pledged their support for Britain’s servicemen and women by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, a formal declaration that acknowledges their close co-operation with the Armed Forces Community.

    The Armed Forces Covenant was signed by the Leader of the Council, Councillor David Sheard, all Group leaders, Major Lisa Marr on behalf of the Armed Forces Community, Chief Superintendent Steven Cotter on behalf of West Yorkshire Police and representatives from West Yorkshire SSAFA, the Royal British Legion and Third Sector Leaders. Councillor Masood Ahmed, chair of the Armed Forces Covenant Board, said: “Kirklees Council originally signed the Covenant in June 2012 and I am delighted that the council is showing its continued support by signing it again. “The sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces Community should not be forgotten.” Major Lisa Marr, Head of Engagement (Yorkshire & The Humber) 4 Infantry Brigade said: “When an organisation signs the covenant not only does it pledge its support to our Armed Forces past and present, but to those people within its own business who may serve as a Reservist or as a Cadet Force adult volunteer, and displays its willingness to welcome these people into its workforce. “We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”

    Read more at: http://www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk/news/council-signs-pledge-to-support-a...

  • Keighley Veterans' Donatation to SSAFA

    Our Thanks for their donation

    VETERANS from Keighley have united to donate cash for armed forces charity SSAFA.

    Members of three regimental associations chipped in to raise £100 to help comrades living with injury and illness.

    The regimental associations of the Yorkshire Regiment, the Yorkshire Volunteers and the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment meet each month at Keighley Drill Hall.

    They recently invited Phil Kendall from the Keighley division of SSAFA – formerly the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – to receive the money.

    Mr Kendall said: “We are extremely grateful for the kind donations and support, which all goes towards SSAFA being able to provide assistance for our ex-forces community, and their dependents, when they are most in need.

    “The people of Keighley are very supportive of us. The generosity of several local publicans and their patrons, in particular the Volunteer Arms, as well as many kind-hearted individuals, enables us to continue our work on their behalf.”

    The joint Regimental Association enjoys an active and friendly membership, with the veterans meeting on the last Friday of every month.

    The Association members would be more than happy to welcome anyone who had ever served with the local Regular or Territorial Army forces.

    nyone interested in joining should contact Dave Connor by emailing davidconnor31361@gmail.com or call 07528 672114 for further information.

    The Keighley division of SSAFA is also based at the Drill Hall, in Lawkholme Lane, and anyone in need of help should email ssafakeighley@yahoo.co.uk or call 01535 669354. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 3pm.

    SSAFA is one of the largest military charities, founded in 1885 to support serving and ex-serving Armed Forces personnel and their dependents.

    Branches and divisions cover every area of the UK, as well as overseas wherever the Forces save.

    A spokesman said: “SSAFA has teams of caring, highly-trained and dedicated volunteer caseworkers, meeting people in their own homes, responding to requests and enquiries, identifying their needs, and providing important help whether financial, practical and emotional.

    With thanks to the Keighley News

  • SSAFA Keighley Division Display

    Information Display in Airedale Shopping Centre

    Shoppers in the West Yorkshire town of Keighley can view a wide variety of information about SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity, which is on display at the Airedale Shopping Centre.

    The display includes contact information and the services offered by SSAFA as well as "signposting" information.

    Our thanks to the Airedale Shopping centre for hosting the display.

Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering to help SSAFA

We are always needing more volunteers to help us with the work of SSAFA. We need Caseworkers in the whole region and we also need people to help with Fundraising and raising the public's awareness of SSAFA in West Yorkshire, so if you can give us some time and wish to volunteer then please get in touch using any of the numbers shown above.