Support for armed forces personnel - Help from other organisations

A range of support services are also available from local and national organisations that will help to get you settled in to civilian life.

Royal British Legion

Royal British Legion (RBL) provides practical care, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families. The RBL run the Poppy Calls Handy Person Service which provides a service for small household repairs and minor adaptations around the home.

Looking for a job or training? Need advice about resettlement? Trying to work your way through the pensions minefield? You'll find a whole range of useful guides and contacts are available via the Royal British Legion's Civvy Street Website.

Soldier, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association

Soldier, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) provide financial, practical and emotional assistance to anyone that is currently serving or has ever served in the Army, Navy or RAF and their families. The local branch can be contacted on:

Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

Veterans UK provides a range of services including a veterans advice helpline, a welfare service that will provide a dedicated caseworker to assist veterans and their families, links to other veteran charities offering advice and details of how to contact local veterans advisory and pensions committees who provide support to war pensioners and war widow(ers).

Joint Service Housing Advice Office

The role of Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) is to provide specialist housing information and evidence to encourage service personnel (and their dependants) to consider their civilian housing options and assist the transition into civilian life.


Shelter, the housing end homelessness charity provide specialist advice to Armed Forces and Ex-Services personnel.

Army Families Federation (AFF)

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is independent of the Army and offers confidential advice on a range of welfare issues including money matters and family life. AFF works at a local level directly with families and local command.

MOD Army

The MOD Army provides details on a range of welfare issues including deployment support for families, legal assistance and a dedicated Forcesline for confidential guidance.

Naval Families Federation

The Naval Families Federation lists organisations and charities that can help with a range of welfare issues, including bereavement and disability needs.

Royal Navy Equality & Diversity

The Royal Navy Equality & Diversity pages provides information to help serving personnel facing bullying, harassment or stress.

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes can provide swift financial assistance and a long term support network. Our whole focus is supporting you and your family on the road to recovery.




Last Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2024