Medical Welfare for the older Veteran Community

About the service

As the veteran community is continuously growing we have expanded our medical welfare service to support veterans when they are receiving medical care. Our Welfare Officers are experts in their field, drawn from a variety of backgrounds including healthcare, social work and counselling, and many are veterans of the Armed Forces themselves.
The Aged Veteran Project supports veterans aged 65 and over, their family members and carers. We currently support Aged Veterans in Bristol and Somerset, Greater Manchester, Herefordshire, Nottinghamshire and Scotland. 
The projects are supported by the Aged Veterans Fund funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds. 

What we do

Our Welfare Officers are aware of challenges facing veterans and offer practical and emotional support to those receiving medical treatment. Wed can make an independent and impartial early needs assessment and identify issues that may affect a patient’s well-being. Our support is tailored to individual needs and may include a confidential and impartial listening ear, helping to explain and resolve any medical care issue, signpost and support referrals to other organisations for support. 
As well as supporting veterans themselves, we liaises with and supports family members and the bereaved. 

Watch our video on how we supported Veteran Jospeh, 86:

Current projects and contacts

Please follow the links below for more information and how to contact us. The Aged Veteran Medical Welfare Service currently operates in the following areas:

Veteran Support Bristol & Somerset:

 

Veteran Support Greater Manchester:

 

Veteran Support Herefordshire:

 

Veteran Support Nottinghamshire:

 

Veteran Support Scotland:

Contact us

Anyone can refer to DMWS including GPs, hospital staff, services, organisations, families or via self-referral.  Our team can be contacted on:

Referral Contact:

Telephone: 0800 999 3697
Email: [email protected]

General Enquiry Contact at DMWS Headquarters:

Telephone: 01264 774 000
Email: [email protected]
DMWS, The Old Stables, Redenham Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 9AQ