Armed Forces Covenant
A pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.
Armed forces covenant webpage
Armed Forces Covenant: Priority healthcare
The Armed Forces Covenant states that no one who has served in the Armed Forces should face disadvantage and, in specific circumstances, can expect special consideration.
Veterans' Gateway website
The Armed Forces charity, offers free support and advice for current and former members of the armed forces.
The Armed Forces charity website
Offers information, advice and support for veterans and their families.
Phone: 0808 802 1212
Veterans' Gateway website
Veterans’ Gateway: Housing
Veterans’ Gateway also has a webpage devoted to housing
Royal British Legion
Provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.
Phone: 0808 802 8080
The Royal British Legion webpage
Help for Heroes
Supports wounded veterans and their families to recover and get on with their lives.
Help for Heroes website
NHS: Mental health support for veterans, service leavers and reservists
Find mental health information and support for veterans, service leavers, reservists, families and carers.
NHS support for the Armed Forces community
Citizens Advice: Benefits and concessions for the Armed Forces, veterans and their families
There are many different kinds of financial help available for people in the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
Citizens Advice for the Armed Force community and veterans
Haig Housing Trust
Provides housing assistance for ex-service personnel. They offer housing at affordable rents throughout the UK.
Haig Housing website
Gives 1/3 off most rail fares including Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares to UK Veterans across England, Wales and Scotland.
Veterans Railcard website
Veterans Oyster photocard
If you served in the armed forces, you could get free and discounted travel on our transport services with a Veterans Oyster photocard, if you receive ongoing payments under the War Pensions Scheme in your name.
Transport For London Veterans Oyster card
War Pension Scheme (WPS)
A compensation scheme for veterans for any injury or illness which has been caused by or made worse by their service in Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
Defence Discount Service
Provides discounts both online and on the high street for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community.
Defence Discount Service website