Other useful contacts
Donating Winter Fuel Payments
In a nationwide advertising campaign, featuring several older celebrities, wealthier pensioners are being urged to “ recycle” their Winter Fuel Payments to help older, more vulnerable people keep their homes warm this winter. All money raised by this Surviving Winter appeal will be distributed by the Community Foundation Network which works with local charities and organizations to help those struggling with rising gas and electricity bills. People can donate online at www.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org or telephone 01202 292255.
Service Personnel and Veterans Agency
Freephone Veterans Helpline: 0800 169 22 77 (UK only)
Text phone: 0800 169 34 58 (UK only)
Telephone lines open: 8.15am - 5.15pm, Mon to Thur and 8.15am – 4.30pm on Fri.
Information and advice on issues affecting ex-service personnel and war veterans. Issues may include:
• War Disablement Pension (WDP)
• War Widows or Widowers Pension (WWP)
• Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)
• Service Records and Service Pension
• Medals and Veterans Lapel Badge
The War Widows’ Association of Great Britain
c/o 199 Borough High Street
Telephone: 0845 2412 189 - Office open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.