After Care Service Providers
UDR and R IRISH Aftercare
The aftercare service is being developed to take care of ex UDR and R IRISH Home Service personnel when the Home Service Bns are disbanded from 31 Jul 2007.
The final aftercare HQ location will be in Palace Barrack Belfast with sub offices based in Coleraine (North), Enniskillen (West), Holywood (East) and Portadown (South).
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Headquarters, The Royal Irish Regiment, St Patrick's Barracks, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT43 7BH, Northern Ireland (Map)
Site yet to be defined - see link for latest news
Regular Forces Employment Association (RFEA)
The Regular Forces Employment Association is a fully integrated part of the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) and are subcontracted to provide the job finding service.
They have also amalgamated their resources with the Officers' Association to provide job finding solutions for all ranks of the Services so provide a single source for all potential candidates from skilled operative to senior executives.
Both organizations continue to provide job finding support to ex-Service personnel throughout their working lives so are a source of a candidates who have genuine commercial experience.
Northern Ireland War Memorial Building, Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2DX (Map)
The Officers' Association
The Officers' Association is a charity dedicated to assisting officers who have retired or are about to retire from Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
The Association's work falls into three main categories: Providing Assistance with Employment; Offering Advice and Financial Assistance; Providing Residential Accommodation.
The Officers' Association FirstFloor Mountbarrow House 6-20 Elizabeth Street London SW1W 9RB (Map)
0845 873 7137/7140
Career Transition Partnership
The CTP provides free guidance, advice, and information for eligible Service Leavers about life after the military. They can advise you about today's competitive job market, second careers which may suit you and other factors, such as housing and living costs, involved in the transition to civilian life.
The RRC at Aldergrove has a dedicated NI courses booklet.
Aldergrove RRC (Map)
Aldergrove RRC 02894 456208
Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion provides financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants. Currently, nearly 10.5 million people are eligible for support. The Legion is the major voice for ex-Service people, campaigning on issues such as Gulf War Related Illnesses, War Pensions and Noise Induced Hearing Loss.
They continue to press for change as long as the needs of veterans and their dependants remain unrecognised. Legionline is the Legion's Helpline and Information Point which is open to all members of the general public. They are able to provide information on all of the Legionís various activities as well as other service-related issues.
The Royal British Legion, 48 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JY (Map)
08457 725 725