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Armed Forces, Veterans and community

The Dorset Armed Forces Covenant Programme The Dorset Armed Forces Covenant Programme is a partnership between Dorset Council, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council, Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust, NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, the Office of the Police, Crime Commissioner Dorset, Bournemouth University, Wessex RFCA, Royal British Legion, SSAFA, other relevant charities, the Military Bases, businesses, communities and individuals in a pledge of support between local residents and the Armed Forces Community in Dorset.

The programme provides information points and advice for Veterans and their families, Covenant training, background information and statistics, Veterans Gateway, Directory of partners and health and wellbeing support.
Have a look at the Armed Forces Covenant Programme Armed Forces Covenant Programme website for information or contact us.

Dorset Armed Forces Covenant Programme
Mob: 07557 939296
Full contact details for Dorset Armed Forces Covenant Programme

Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. Read more about the covenant.

HeadFIT is What is HeadFIT and who is it for?

  • HeadFIT has been developed in partnership with The Royal Foundation's Heads Together campaign, the Ministry of Defence and King's College London
  • HeadFIT is a new online platform, which will provide the military with 24/7 access to self-help tools to help them manage the stresses of everyday life
  • the platform includes tools such as breathing exercises, body posture and relaxation techniques that have been designed for all defence personnel, whether they are new recruits, long-serving personnel, veterans, civilian staff or those in uniform. The techniques are designed so they can be easily integrated into their everyday lives
  • Visit the HeadFIT website for further information.

Veterans’ Gateway find support in your local area. We connect veterans and their families with a range of local support organisations – both within and outside the Armed Forces sector. We provide advice on housing, employment, finances, living independently, mental wellbeing, physical health, family and communities. Contact them 0800 802 1212.

Veterans UK

Veterans UK is part of Ministry of Defence, providing information and guidance to Veterans and their families including:

  1. Urgent Help For Veterans
  2. Contact Veterans UK
  3. Armed Forces Pensions
  4. Medals and Badges
  5. Service Records

Alternatively contact them via 0808 1914 218

Further information and support

Blind Veterans UK help blind ex-Service men and women to lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and dull range of services.

Veterans Welfare Service

NHS- Veterans: priority NHS treatment

SAFFA Dorset SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families. 01202742934

Fighting Minds (FM) is an organisation designed to help military and emergency service leavers and veterans who face a barrier to the workplace as a result of any disability, barrier or medical condition. FM also supports ex-forces personnel in prison through training and mental health support. Applications for support can be made directly through the website or by phone. A full list of how FM can help is detailed on the website under 'training'. Bournemouth, Dorset 01772 369053

Royal Navy Association, Weymouth Branch
01305 774766 or

The Somerset Armed Forces Covenant

Statistics at Veterans UK

The Veterans Hub, 114 Portland Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9AD
01305 777788. The Hub is a staging post for other services such as our community allotment, fully fitted gym and wellness rooms, as well as offering drop in clinics and advice services from the mainstream charities and local government services. The Hub hosts a cafe at the heart of the community run by veterans and their families for everyone.

Forces online is a Registered Charity helping Veterans and their families. Tel: 08456 808257 Forces Online WhatsApp. Facebook page

MINDS AT WAR - Fighting for & Supporting veterans - PTSD | CCSD | Homelessness | Substance Abuse | Mental Health | Poverty | Families | Helpline 0800 020 9716