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Welfare Support

Everyone has different needs when they leave the military and for some, it can be quite stressful. Where you have particular worries about the future, it is very important that you discuss your needs with your resettlement advisors and Service welfare staff as early as possible so that the right assistance can be offered in time to make a difference.

There are a number of other organisations that may be able to give you help and advice either before or after you have been terminated, particularly Service and ex-Service charities. The MOD has an agreement with two of the leading Service and ex-Service charities you may wish to use.

Gurkha Welfare Trust

Providing financial, medical and development aid to Gurkha veterans, their families and communities. Enabling Gurkha veterans, their families and their wider communities to live their lives with dignity in Nepal.

SSAFA Gurkha Services

Gurkha Services provide tailored support for Gurkha veterans and their families who have settled in the UK.

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is here to help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. And we’re not going anywhere.

The Army Welfare Service

The Army Welfare Service (AWS) is the Army’s professional welfare provider; it delivers a comprehensive and confidential welfare service responsive to the needs of individuals, families and the Chain of Command in order to maximise the operational effectiveness of Service Personnel.

Army Benevolent Fund – The Soldier’s Charity

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s national charity, here for soldiers, past and present, and their families for life.

Veterans UK

Veterans UK is responsible for administering compensation and pensions schemes for both serving personnel, veterans and their families, as well as the Veterans Welfare and Defence Transition Services. However, did you know that Veterans UK is part of the Ministry of Defence’s shared services delivery organisation, Defence Business Services?

Veterans Gateway

The first point of contact for you and your loved ones. Contact us 24/7 for help across housing, mental wellbeing, finances and more. Get in touch with our friendly helpline team by phone, chat, text and email. You can contact our expert partners including Combat Stress, SSAFA and Poppy Scotland via our Self help section. And we can also refer you directly to our Referral Partners. Get in touch today.

Combat Stress

Helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today we provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues related to their military service.


Providing support to limbless and injured veterans for life
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, is dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight in the honourable service of our country.

Army Widows Association

The Army Widows’ Association was formed by widows in 2004. We are a volunteer run Organisation and Charity. Our aim is to offer comfort, support and friendship to the widows and widowers of service men and women.

Army Families Federation

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is the independent voice of Army families and works hard to improve the quality of life for Army families around the world – on any aspect that is affected by the Army lifestyle.


Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services, SPACES, is a housing advice and placement service for veterans.


Advice and support services offer one-to-one, personalised help with housing issues and homelessness.


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