Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is non-professional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
Helpline (English) 07 56 98 45 71 / (French) 09 69 39 40 20
Volunteer Dennis firstname.lastname@example.org
We raise funds which we distribute to many local causes - human and animal. We have a shop in 47470 Beauville - open regularly with clothes, books, brocante and jewellery, and two annual Grand Bazaar sales – one in spring and one in autumn. We conduct a Franco-Britannic boules tournament on 14 July and we assist with neutering errant cats. Since inception, we have made donations of over €110,000, generally to smaller local Associations.
President - Charles Miskin email@example.com
Treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - email@example.com
General enquiries - firstname.lastname@example.org
We help British people of all ages and walks of life, resident in France, falling into financial need or distress. Through discretionary grants, we provide continuing support for the elderly or temporary assistance to younger people during short-term difficulties. Donation support (via website) is vital to continue current aid levels. The UK registered BCF is represented in France by the British Charitable Fund in France. Our office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.
01 47 59 07 69
Cancer Support France offers emotional and language support for English speakers in France affected by cancer. Our free, confidential support is offered on a one to one basis by our trained volunteers for the patient, carers or those close to them. Our local associations can offer support that may be face-to-face, or remotely by telephone, e-mail or other secure means.
National help-line: 0800 240 200
Formed in 1986 as a not-for-profit association for women living in and around the Dordogne, we are a vibrant and enthusiastic community of all ages and nationalities (with English as the common language). Our ethos is networking, cultural exchange, friendship, support, welfare and raising money for local charities. Current members from all over the world provide mutual support for new lives in France and get together for social gatherings throughout the year. Annual membership is 25 euros.
President: Lin Green DLCIPresident@gmail.com
Created by French and British trustees of the British Committee of the French Red Cross who had coordinated Britain’s effort to treat wounded French servicemen in British-run hospitals throughout France during WW1, the headquarters has been at the Château de Sillery since 1919.
350 qualified staff care for 850 adults from 14 nationalities in 11 training establishments and workshops in Essonne, Val de Marne and Brittany. FFBS aims to help these individuals manage their disabilities, acquire living and employment skills and, ultimately, to lead independent, working lives.
Fondation Franco-Britannique de Sillery
Château de Sillery, 91360 Epinay-sur-Orge
President - Colonel Geoffrey Cardozo CBE
Vice-President - Annette Gilles
HBHC is a UK registered charity that manages both the original hospital building built by Sir Richard Wallace in Levallois-Perret in 1879 and the modern hospital building behind it. This building is made available to the Hôpital Franco-Britannique-Fondation Cognacq-Jay (“HFB”) and HBHC no longer directly provides any medical care. HBHC also supports the British Charitable Fund and, from 2022, other British charities in France.
All medical services are provided by Hôpital Franco-Britannique at their two sites.
3 rue Barbès, 92300 Levallois-Perret (maternity and geriatrics)
4 rue Kléber, 92300 Levallois-Perret (all other medical services)
Appointments 01 46 39 22 00 or online
The Old School is a co-educational day school providing English curriculum studies for students aged 10 to 19 in a supportive environment with commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence. We attach a high value to creativity, imagination and the quest for knowledge and understanding.
We encourage students to discover and enjoy their individual strengths and capacities and develop fluency in English and French. We promote academic achievement and participation in the global community. We also provide English education in a local French primary school.
Phoenix is a non-profit organisation managed and run exclusively by volunteers, operating across the Dordogne and surrounding departments. The members are mainly British but also French, Dutch and some other nationalities.
We take in abused or abandoned animals for rehabilitation and re-homing. We act as intermediary between SPA shelters and people wishing to adopt from them. The Spring and Autumn Book Fairs are the stars of the yearly social events.
President Tiffany Stacpoole email@example.com
Treasurer Alan Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Kristina Abadie email@example.com
Riviera Lifeline is a non-profit, non-denominational organisation serving the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes. Our volunteers help seniors to continue independent lives across the French Riviera for example visiting seniors at home, lending a sympathetic ear and offering companionship. We can usually be found at The Grange on Thursdays and the third Saturday each month.
Please contact us for details.
1267 Chemin du Train de Pignes Ouest, 83510 Lorgues
Tel: 04 89 82 68 51
RAFA Île-de-France was created on merging RAFA Paris and RAFA Saint-Germain-en-Laye (founded in 1946 and 1956 respectively). Members included French veterans who responded to the 18 June 1940 call of Charles de Gaulle, by escaping to England and joining the Free French Forces in the RAF, the Royal Navy and British Army. Sadly, many have now passed on and it is our duty to keep their memory alive.
Ile-de-France Chairman: Wing Cdr Graham August RAF (Rtd), Tel: 09 54 75 23 42
We care for the welfare of the RAF family, serving or retired, and for their dependents; also for members who are ex-Free French aviators. Lyon Jubilee Branch covers an extensive area encompassing most of eastern France and we are proud to be present with our Standard Bearer, together with the RBL Lyon Liberation Branch and other military associations, at many memorial events in our area commemorating the human sacrifice of RAF, Commonwealth and Allied Airmen.
President Sean Brady, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman Brian J Millar MRAeS, email@example.com
Branch Secretary Shirley Faust, firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Treasurer Leslie Blankley FRAeS, email@example.com
Welfare Support Officer Anne Daynes, firstname.lastname@example.org
RAF Association Sud-Ouest France (Loire to Spanish border). Membership comprises RAF veterans of many nationalities and those with an interest in all things aeronautical.
We meet regularly all over our region. Our support team of trained welfare officers takes active care of veterans and their dependents. We attend ceremonial commemorations remembering those RAF personnel who gave their lives in SW France. We are the charity that supports the RAF family.
Chair Squadron Leader Beryl Dennett Stannard RAF (Retd), Tel: 06 89 90 55 82
Secretary Squadron Leader Terry Dennett RAF (Retd), Tel: 05 46 95 38 89
The Lyon Liberation Branch covers the Rhône-Alpes & Burgundy regions. The aims of the Branch are those of the RBL world-wide: we help serving and ex-service personnel and their families, and we raise funds through the Poppy Appeal. We are present with our Standard at a number of events during the year, and, together with the RAFA Lyon Jubilee Branch, we are involved in the annual Remembrance Ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves cemetery at St. Germain au Mont d’Or, a few kilometres north of Lyon.
Chairman: Garth Drury - email@example.com
Vice-Chairman: Brian Rosen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Mary Vince - email@example.com
The Paris Branch, founded in 1921, can provide financial assistance for ex-servicemen and women and their dependents in the Ile-de-France Region, this being funded by the Poppy Appeal.
Ceremonies are organised at the Arc de Triomphe on 4th August and in the Cathedral of St. Louis, Les Invalides on 11th November since the devastating fire at Notre-Dame.
Membership is open to ex-Service and serving Service personnel, and to all who abide by the aims of the Legion. The Clubhouse premises may be available for use by Associations or for private events for a donation to the Royal British Legion.
28 rue des Acacias, 75017 Paris Tel. 01 47 42 19 26
Branch Chairman: Richard Neave, firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Vice-Chairman: Pierre Quenot
In addition to the Paris branch, there are the following RBL branches in France :
Bordeaux & SW France *: Chairman & Secretary - Duncan Andrews, email@example.com
Nord-Pas de Calais: Hon. Secretary - Jennie Knight, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyon: see separate listing
Somme: Hon. Secretary - Anita Platt, email@example.com
Linazay Poitou-Charentes: Hon Secretary - Jerry Morgan
Central Brittany: Secretary - Kevin Ball, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOS Help provides emotional support by telephone to anyone in France who prefers to speak in English. Callers may speak in confidence and anonymity about whatever is on their mind to a non-judgmental, trained volunteer listener. SOS Help is part of the SOS Amitié Federation, a member of Befrienders International and has links to the Samaritans in the UK.
Chairperson Lynne Dalrymple email@example.com
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has provided lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885.
Last year our team of volunteers in France helped over 300 people. Our support covers financial, welfare and administrative needs for veterans and their families in France, also some Merchant Navy and British Airways veterans.
Should you, or someone you know, need help, or wish to volunteer for casework, support the lonely, assist with fund-raising, then please contact:
Chairman: Keith Cima, Tel: 05 53 24 92 38, Keith.Cima@France.ssafa.org.uk
Secretary: Mrs Lesley Blake, Lesley.Blake@France.ssafa.co.uk
Sunnybank Association is involved in The Victoria Residential Care Home and the Albert Retirement Apartments, operated by the French company EMERA (firstname.lastname@example.org), and the running of ‘The Grange’, Sunnybank Association’s headquarters, social centre and library, open 10 am to 3 pm every Thursday, with an ‘open house’ every third Saturday.
Sunnybank Association also supports elderly Anglophone residents who are unable financially to meet their retirement home needs in South-East of France (Alpes-Maritimes and the Var regions).
Address : 815 chemin des Gourettes 06370 Mouans-Sartoux, Tel: 04 93 47 94 20
President: Jeremy Daynes, email@example.com
Secretary: Jill Shepperd