A guide to the Veterans Welfare Service

This leaflet provides information on who the Veterans Welfare Service are and what they do.



Veterans UK helpline

Veterans UK
Ministry of Defence

Thornton Cleveleys

Normal Service 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday

When the helpline is closed, callers will be given the option to be routed to Combat Stress or The Samaritans 24hr helpline.

Contacting DBS Enquiry Centres

As part of the Ministry of Defence's move to a new IT network, the email addresses of several Defence Business Services' (DBS) Enquiry Centres have changed.

Veterans UK Enquiry Centre
The phone number is 0808 1914 2 18

Our IT network security remains the same. If you need to send sensitive information to DBS, please ensure you are aware of your own or your organisations' IT security procedures, just as you would have done previously.

Published 28 October 2016
Last updated 15 March 2018 + show all updates
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