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Other ways we help

The Royal British Legion directly helps thousands of beneficiaries every year. But we also provide funds to other organisations, manage trusts and scholarship funds and help the wider Armed Forces community in many ways. Below are just a few.

And we provide an extensive database of self-help information and signposting through our online knowledge base.

Funding blast injury research

Blast Injury Study CentreThe Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College London is the first collaboration of its kind in the UK, where civilian engineers and scientists work alongside military doctors, supported by charitable funding, to reduce the effects of roadside bombs or Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) - the leading cause of death and injury for Service personnel on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The new Centre aims to increase understanding about blast injury patterns, improve treatments and recovery and develop better ways of protecting those serving in current and future conflicts, reducing the long-term impacts of such injuries on individuals, their families and the community. Find out more.

MediCinema at Headley Court

Headley -Court -Medi CinemaThe Royal British Legion has partnered with MediCinema to open a new state-of-the-art cinema and entertainment centre for injured Service personnel at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), Headley Court.

The 50-seat cinema complex shows Hollywood blockbusters and films on current release three or four times a week. Find out more

Recovery through theatre

Bravo 22 CompanyIn 2011/12 a project partnership between the Legion and the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass resulted in the performance of 'The Two Worlds of Charlie F' by Bravo 22 Company. 

Designed to help recovering Service personnel adapt to new lives, the Legion has extended the programme to include the wider Armed Forces family with a pilot in Buckinghamshire. Find out more.

Korean post-graduate scholarship

Republic of Korea flagThe Legion has been administering a scholarship scheme in association with Samsung and the British Korean Veterans Association since 1995. The Scholarship was established in memory of those who gave their lives during the Korean War and each year pays for a graduate to undertake post-graduate studies in Korea. Find out more >>>

Get MoneyFit with MoneyForce

MoneyForce is a programme designed to improve the financial capabilities of members of the Armed Forces.

The focal point of the programme is the MoneyForce website www.moneyforce.org.uk, created by the Legion working in collaboration with the MOD with funding from Standard Life Charitable Trust.

Covering all aspects of personal finance, the MoneyForce website and associated training programme encourages Service personnel to get 'MoneyFit' by taking control of their own finances. Visit www.moneyforce.org.uk to find out more.

Admiral Nurses Dementia Care

Caring for those with dementiaThe Legion has partnered with Dementia UK to provide a nursing service to support those with dementia and their carers. The focus of the service is to give dementia patients a better quality of life, and for carers and families to get the practical support and advice they need.

The Legion is working with Admiral Nurses who have the experience to facilitate the initiative every step of the way. Now operating in Lancashire and the West Midlands, a nationwide roll out is planned.

Legion beneficiaries can be either the person with dementia or the carer. More information is available from our free online help service or by calling our helpline on 0808 802 8080.

The advice and support that my nurse has provided to the family has helped me care for Albert at home, which is something I wanted to do.
Evelyn Haslam (click here for Evelyn's story)

Help us get them fighting fit

Rifleman Linden Woodford, 21 from 3 Battalion The Rifles, Major Peter Norton and Private Josh Campbell, 21 from 23 Pioneer Regiment outside the PRC facility at Tedworth House (photo by Sgt Ian Forsyth RLC - Crown Copyright 2011)Working in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and Help for Heroes we are spending £30 million to provide and operate the Battle Back Centre, an adaptive sports and outdoor facility based in Lilleshall in the West Midlands. 

And a further £20 million is going towards the 10 year operating costs of four Personnel Recovery Centres (PRC) in the UK - in Catterick, Colchester, Edinburgh and Tidworth - and an additional facility in Germany.

These facilities will support our brave Service men and women returning from conflicts in Afghanistan and around the world, by helping them regain their physical and mental fitness. For those now facing life with serious physical and psychological issues, these facilities will help them recover and retrain for either a return to duty or a seamless transition to civilian life.

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