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How we support veterans living at home

We have teams across the country that help ex-Service people and their families with small household repairs and minor adaptations.

We cover 21 counties, and have partnerships with other organisations that offer the same service in areas where we don’t operate.

A member of Royal British Legion staff arriving to assess a veterans home

Assessment

Staff begin to assess properties as soon as they arrive, checking the state of doors, windows, security lights and fences.

Assessment

Staff begin to assess properties as soon as they arrive, checking the state of doors, windows, security lights and fences.

Like many in the team, Chris comes from a military background and served for just under 14 years in the Royal Engineers.

A member of Royal British Legion staff

“I love it. I get to meet some fantastic people and hear all their stories.”

“I love it. I get to meet some fantastic people and hear all their stories.”

Staff are fully trained to carry out a range of maintenance jobs in homes. 

These include changing light bulbs and tap washers; putting up shelves, curtain rails and grab rails; fitting smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors; and installing care phones.

They also build access ramps and storage sheds to house Legion-provided Electrically Propelled Vehicle.

A member of Royal British Legion staff installing a ramp

In addition to carrying out maintenance jobs, our staff can refer people for additional support with things such as finance, care and recovery to respite and employment.

A member of Royal British Legion staff speaking to a veteran

Living independently

During visits staff spend time with residents to ensure their properties are safe and allow them to live independently.

Living independently

During visits staff spend time with residents to ensure their properties are safe and allow them to live independently.

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