HC Deb 27 October 1944 vol 404 cc486-7W
Major Conant

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of benevolent organisations, excluding regimental and town funds, formed to assist ex-Servicemen after the war, and indicating, where possible, the scope of such organisations.

Mr. H. Morrison

, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 20th October, 1944; Vol. 403, c. 2680] supplied the following statement:

The following list gives the information I have obtained from the Charity Commissioners:

Name of Charity and Objects St. Dunstan's—Training, settlement and aftercare of blinded ex-Servicemen. Haig Homes—Houses and flats for married ex-Servicemen, etc. Housing Association for Officers' Families. Earl Haig Appeal Fund (British Legion)— Assistance of men who have served in H.M. Forces, etc. United Services Fund—Benefit of ex-Servicemen who served in the Army or R.A.F. and their dependants. Officers' Association—Assist disabled and help to find employment, etc. Ex-Services' Welfare Society—Treat (and train where necessary) all ranks, etc., suffering from neurasthenia and mental breakdown. Recuperative homes, etc. Training, advice, after-care. Joint War Committee of the B.R.C.S. and Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Royal Naval Benevolent Trust—(1) Relief to those who have served or are serving in R.N., Royal Marines, R.N.R. and R.N.V.R. (2) Training for civil occupations and assistance in obtaining employment. (3) Assisting families, etc. Corps of Commissionaires—Employment. Incorporated Soldiers' and Sailors' Help Society and Lord Roberts Memorial Fund for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors—Advice,etc., convalescent homes, etc., instruction. King's Roll Clerks' Association Ltd.—Provide and obtain employment. National Association for the Employment of Regular Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen—As title. Towse Ex-Service Fund—All blind ex-Servicemen, other than war-blinded, etc. St. David's Home for Totally Disabled Sailors and Soldiers—Reception and maintenance of totally disabled incurable ex-Servicemen. Star and Garter Home for Disabled Sailors and Soldiers—Care and treatment. Royal Hospital Chelsea—Assistance and support to worn-out wounded, disabled and time-expired soldiers. Kinloch Bequest—Pensions to a small number of Scottish soldiers and sailors. Crusaders of St. George—Houses for totally disabled ex-Service officers and men who are in need of asistance, etc. Deafened Ex-Servicemen's Fund of the National Benevolent Society for the Deaf—Advise deafened men. Debt of Honour Fund—Aid in re-settlement in civil life of ex-members of H.M. Forces. Disabled Soldiers' Embroidery Industry (The Friends of the Poor Incorporated)—Teach embroidery to disabled ex-Servicemen who are too disabled to take up employment outside their own homes and to keep them supplied with work, etc. Queen Mary's (Roehampton) Hospital—Treatment, artificial limbs, etc. R.A.F. Benevolent Fund. Royal Air Forces Association—Advice, assistance with regard to pensions, employment, business and financial problems, etc. St. Martin's Association—Advise, assist limbless ex-Servicemen in matters concerning pensions, allowances, artificial limbs, housing problems, employment, etc. The Village Centres for Curative Treatment and Training Council (Incorporated)—Treatment, training, etc. War Relief Toy Works—Employment, etc. Army Benevolent Fund.

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