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There are a number of military charities that provide support, each with its own set of eligibility requirements. Help may be available to you from one of these charities if you Are the partner, spouse, widow, widower, or dependent child of someone who served.

Veterans UK - Free support for veterans and their families, including a helpline, Veterans Welfare Service, Defence Transition Services, and injury/bereavement compensation scheme payments. Veterans UK is part of the Ministry of Defence.

ABF - The Soldiers Charity - The charity has supported families, in 48 countries around the world. As one of the largest funders in its sector, they have awarded grants to individuals and families, and fund leading organisations that support soldiers, former soldiers, and their families. From helping wounded soldiers to adapt to life after service, to assisting elderly veterans to keep their independence, ABF offers support in six key areas: independent living, elderly care, education and employability, mental fitness, families, and housing.    

SAFFA - The Uk’s oldest national tri-service military charity. They cover both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They believe all are entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served.

Combat Stress - For over a century, Combat Stress has helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. They directly employ our own clinical staff to provide our highly specialised treatment to UK veterans at our centers in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Our treatment is available online, in the community, through outpatient appointments, and also on a residential basis when required.