We are currently reviewing the ways in which we provide information and Veterans World is part of this review. Until the review is complete please visit the Veterans Today blog for news and stories that will be of interest to the veterans community.
Veterans World raises awareness of help, advice and support available to veterans and their families via organisations, government, the voluntary and charitable sectors, and is aimed at people who work in an advisory capacity with the public. Its distribution includes HM Prisons, NHS Primary Trusts, Local Authorities, Resettlement Officers, Mental Health care workers, Citizen Advice Bureaux and those who work with veterans organisations.
At Veterans UK we want to make sure that as many serving personnel, Veterans and their families are aware of the many kinds of support and advice available to them, when they need it, and that it is up to date.
The DBS Veterans UK, Civilian Personnel, UKSV, FP&S and IT Enquiry Centres opening hours over Christmas and New Year are:
Christmas Eve, Monday 24 December 9.00am to 1.00pm Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December closed Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December closed Thursday 27 December 9.00am to 3.00pm Friday 28 December 9.00am to 3.00pm New Year's Eve, Monday 31 December 8.00am to 1.00pm New Year's Day, Tuesday1 January closed
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.
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.