Support for serving members, veterans, and families of the armed forces

Being a member of the armed forces - whether current, retired or returning to civilian life - and moving into a new area can be challenging.

The links below provide information and support for armed forces personnel in Buckinghamshire: 

  • Buckinghamshire Family Information Service (BFIS) has information on local childcare, services, activities and events
  • Military Advocacy SEAP - supports veterans, reservists, and their direct family, many of whom find themselves facing a range of health, housing, financial, family and social problems
  • RAF Halton and RAF High Wycombe are home to servicemen and women from the RAF, Army and Royal Navy together with a variety of contractor and civil service staff. Their main job is to train personnel to the highest standard so that they may contribute to the UK's Defence Strategy both at home and abroad
  • RAF Families Federation represents the views and concerns of RAF regular and reserve personnel and their family members on the issues that affect them as part of a RAF family. Whether you are in uniform yourself, a spouse, a partner, a parent, a child or a sibling of a member of the RAF, they are here to act on your behalf
  • Royal British Legion - the Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Service charity, they provide practical care, advice and support
  • SEAP Military Advocacy - supports veterans, reservists, and their direct family, many of whom find themselves facing a range of health, housing, financial, family and social problems
  • South East Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association (SERFCA) offers support to veterans, reserve forces and cadets in the South East
  • SSAFA - the armed forces charity provide practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families
  • Support services for veterans and their families (Gov.uk) - the veterans team within Pensions Compensation and Veterans (PCV) deals with legacy health, recognition, commemoration, transition to civilian life and liaising with the voluntary and community sector
  • Veterans Gateway - provides a single point of contact for veterans seeking advice and support, with many of their team veterans themselves
  • Veterans UK - administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service
  • War Widows' Association of Great Britain helps those who have suffered sorrow as a result of WWII and all conflicts since, including Iraq and Afghanistan. They also represents those who have suffered loss of their partner in peacetime, when the death was attributable to their service life

 

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