DMWS has been providing an independent and impartial medical welfare service to the serving Armed Forces community since 1943. In that time we have supported over 1,000 000 patients and their families, ensuring that no one goes through the worry of injury and illness alone. Our highly trained welfare officers provide practical and emotional support to those receiving medical treatment.
In order to retain the humanitarian ethos of both our parent charities and to adapt to changing requirements, DMWS evolves constantly to meet new needs. Recent new projects with organisations such as the police, the NHS, the probation services and the Armed Forces veterans community demonstrates the broad appeal of the organisation and its application to a wide set of frontline services.
We currently support:
We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Please see below projects to find out how we can help.
Under the 'Medical Welfare for the Veteran Community' Programme, DMWS Welfare Officers address the specific needs of veterans aged 65 and over when they are receiving medical care.Read more
The Police Medical Welfare Service delivered by DMWS Welfare Officers offers extra welfare support to sick, injured and assaulted officers with the aim to improve recovery time, wellbeing and resilience across the Force.Read more
The Ex-Forces Action Network (E-FAN) is a new initiative which aims to provide a unique and comprehensive service that will connect ex-forces personnel, who’ve had any contact with the Criminal Justice System, to a wide range of services tailored specially for those who have served in the British armed forces.Read more
Our welfare service provides support to the Armed Forces when a serving Service personnel or their families are in hospitalRead more