Support for The Royal British Legion beneficiaries

The Royal British Legion’s Independent Living Service offers beneficiaries a high quality, friendly and professional service to live safe and well at home.

Who can use this service?

A beneficiary is anybody who has served, is currently serving or are a dependent, spouse or partner of someone who is serving or has served in the armed forces.

What support is available?

The Royal British Legion offers support face to face, over the telephone and via email to help beneficiaries work towards goals that are important to them.

They are able to help with:

  • Independent Living Advice: specialist information and advice
  • Aids and adaptations
  • Assistance with Disabled Facilities Grants and challenges
  • Small maintenance jobs
  • Home safety checks
  • Winter warmth checks
  • Help and support to navigate social services
  • Help and support to challenge decisions
  • Help to address isolation and loneliness
  • Information on local services
  • Setting up your own social groups
  • Help to understand your rights and speak up

Handy Van Service

The Royal British Legion Handy Vans provide Armed Forces personnel, both serving and ex-Service, and their partner or spouse, widow or widower with home repairs and maintenance, allowing them to remain safe in their homes (eligibility criteria apply).

They are able to help with:

  • Household safety checks
  • Changing lightbulbs and tap washers
  • Putting up shelves and grab rails
  • Fitting and changing door locks and other security features
  • Building access ramps and storage sheds to house Legion provided electronically powered vehicles
  • Installing care phones

How do I access the support?

Find out more on the Royal British Legion website:

Get support