Family support for veterans

Help and support for families of veterans.


Get veteran focused help and support for you and your family.

Veterans’ Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway: family matters can put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with information, advice and support on:

  • holidays and welfare breaks
  • the transition from military to civilian life
  • relationship breakdown
  • changing immigration status.

Veterans’ Gateway: find support in your local area connects veterans and their families with a range of local support organisations – both within and outside the armed forces sector.

Armed Forces Covenant

There are several initiatives as part of the Armed Forces Covenant designed to support veterans and their families. They will direct you to the right place on GOV.UK and other trusted resources for information and support on:

  • your children and their education
  • access to healthcare
  • your spouse’s/partner’s career and education
  • returning back to the UK from overseas.

Confederation of Service Charities (Cobseo)

Cobseo represents the whole serving and veterans community and promotes the welfare and general interests of the armed forces community.

Published 18 February 2020