Service Personnel & Families

Organisations that support service personnel, veteran's and their families are as follows:

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association - SSAFA (opens in a new window)
Providing support to anyone serving in the Armed Forces, as well as those who used to serve and their families, services include financial assistance, emotional support and a confidential helpline.
Helpline: 0800 731 4880 (lines open Monday – Friday 09.00 - 17.30) 

The Royal British Legion (opens in a new window)
Offering financial, social and emotional support to anyone who has served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.
Helpline: 0808 802 8080 (lines open every day 0800-2000)
Live chat: (online every day 8am – 8pm)

Veterans Gateway (opens in a new window)
Putting veterans and their families in touch with organisations offering information, advice and support from healthcare and housing to employability, finances and personal relationships.
Advice Line: 0808 802 12 12 (lines open 24 hours)
Live chat: (online everyday, 24 hours)

Providing welfare, support and specialist programmes for anyone who has served in the Armed Forces.
Helpline: 0808 1914 2 18 (lines open Monday – Friday 08.00 – 17.00)

The Soldiers Charity (opens in a new window)
Giving lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers, as well as their families.

Help For Heroes (opens in a new window)
Supporting and raising money for members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in service. 

NGVFA – National Gulf Veterans and Families Association (opens in a new window)
Supporting those affected by the Gulf Wars and ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

Hire A Hero (opens in a new window)
Supports armed service leavers and veterans to make the successful transition into civilian life.

Support Services Listing (opens in a new window)
MOD information on support services for military and defence personnel and their families.

Supporting The Military Family (opens in a new window)
Part of Cruse bereavement to support anyone who’s loved one has died in the Armed Forces.
Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (lines open Monday & Friday 09.30 – 17.00, Tuesday – Thursday 09.30- 20.00) 


Combat Stress (opens in a new window)
Offering specialist treatment and welfare services for veterans, services include help for psychological injuries associated with service trauma.
Helpline: 0800 138 1619 (lines open 24 hours)

ASSIST Trauma Care (opens in a new window)
Providing support services to individuals and families affected by traumatic stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Bill - Bader Information on Limb Loss (opens in a new window)
Online guide for anyone with congenital or acquired limb loss, as well as their families, including emotional, physical and psychological support for limb loss.

BLESMA (opens in a new window)
Formerly known as The British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association. BLESMA promotes the welfare and wellbeing of former and currently serving service men and women, post limb loss.


Last updated 25 July 2018