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Support for ex-service personnel and their families

Services available for ex-Armed Forces personnel and their families.


As the transition back to civilian life can present real challenges for some people, we have listed the support available in Dorset for ex-service personnel (also known as veterans*), their families and carers. We have also listed organisations outside of Dorset that can offer support and guidance.


*Veterans are defined as anyone who has served for at least one day in HM Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) or Merchant Navy Seafarers and Fishermen who have served in a vessel at a time when it was operated to facilitate military operations by HM Armed Forces.


Recent leavers

If you have recently left military service, you should have received a copy of the Service Leavers Guide from Veterans UK (opens in a new window) which contains helpful advice. You can also contact the free Veterans Helpline on 0808 1914218


Serving members of the Armed Forces

If you are a serving member of the Armed Forces and you require further information about any of the issues listed, please contact your Unit Welfare Officer in the first instance.


Further Information

Date Posted: Wednesday 23rd September 2015 @ 15:29