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Organisations that support serving personnel and veterans 

Listed below are the details of a range of organisations that provide help and support for serving personnel, reservists, veterans and their families. Click on the link for more information.

Defence Medical Welfare Service for the Armed Forces community (South England) provides practical and emotional support to the Armed Forces community when they receive medical treatment to ensure no one goes through the worry of injury and illness alone. Glyn Richardson, Welfare Officer, DMWS is based at Salisbury District Hospital two days a week and can be readily contacted as follows: Call: 07534 545534 or Email:

Help for Heroes help provide better facilities for British servicemen and women who have been wounded or injured in the line of duty. Call Carol Betteridge OBE, Head of Welfare and Clinical Services 01980 844336 or 07854 398834


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BLESMA helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support. Call: 020 8590 1124

The Royal British Legion provides financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.

Combat Stress includes a Listening Ear Service and offers therapeutic and clinical community and residential treatment to former members of the British Armed Forces who are suffering from a mental health problems. Call: 0800 138 1619

The Veterans’ Gateway is a first point of contact for veterans and their families putting them in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more. Call: 0808 802 1212

SSAFA and listening service provide welfare and support for those serving in the armed forces, veterans and armed forces families. Call: 0800 731 4880. Local branch call: 07561 120881 Email:

NHS England provide information for services for members of the Armed Services

Page Last Updated: 10/17/2018 2:50 PM 
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