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Help and welfare for veterans and those leaving the armed forces

Help and support for service leavers and veterans from the Veterans Welfare Service, Defence Transition Services and other organisations.

Please note there are changes to our services in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see Coronavirus – Changes to Veterans UK Services

Urgent help for veterans

Veterans needing urgent help in a crisis can contact the organisations listed here for assistance.

Veterans Welfare Service

The Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) provides a professional help and advice service to veterans or anyone supporting a veteran, their families and dependants.

Help for service leavers from Defence Transition Services

Information about how military personnel and their families can get more support and extra help from Defence Transition Services when leaving the Armed Forces.

Service Leavers Guide

The service leavers guide offers information and advice prior to and after leaving regular service.

Veterans living in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

Where you can go for more information if you live in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

Family support for veterans

Help and support for families of veterans.

Housing advice for veterans

Information and useful services for veterans seeking housing support.

Employment support for veterans

Information and useful services for veterans seeking employment support.

Financial and money advice for veterans

Useful information on money, debt advice and financial help.

Veterans seeking support with living independently

Support for independent living for UK Armed Forces veterans

Veterans seeking mental wellbeing support

Information and useful services for veterans seeking mental wellbeing support.

Veterans seeking support with physical health

Information on service related illnesses, recovery and healthcare services. Get expert advice about military discharge initiatives for hearing and sight loss.

Help for veterans diagnosed with diffuse mesothelioma

How we can help you if you have been diagnosed with the asbestos related disease, diffuse mesothelioma due to military service.

Support for veterans affected by historic allegations

Information and support for veterans affected by historic allegations

Charity support for veterans

Charities or other organisations that may be able to provide advice or assistance to veterans and their families.

Published 18 February 2020
Last updated 31 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added a note relating to changes to services.

  2. First published.