Veterans

Forces Connect

Forces Connect is a free mobile app that signposts members of our armed forces community to support and advice.

Twitter: @SurreyMilitary

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SurreyMilitary

Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/forces-connect-south-east

Download on the Google Play store: play.google.com/forcesconnect

Download on the Apple store: apps.apple.com/forces-connect

Veterans UK

Veterans UK provides free support for Veterans and their families, including a helpline, Veterans’ Welfare service and injury / bereavement compensation scheme payments.

Veterans UK is part of the Ministry of Defence.

Freephone (UK only): 0808 1914 218

Telephone (overseas): +44 1253 866 043

Website: www.gov.uk/veterans-uk

Email: veterans-uk@mod.gov.uk

Veterans Advisory and pensions Committees (VAPC)

VAPC serve and support ex-servicemen and women, their widows or widowers and their immediate family members. VAPC are an independent voice, here to help you whenever or wherever you served, whether in World War 2 or Afghanistan.

Formerly known as the War Pensions Committees, VAPC advise and liaise with veterans, their families and relevant organisations on their needs, issues and concerns. VAPC assist, raise awareness, act as advocates and provide governance to the veterans’ community, and champion the rights of veterans and their families where there is injustice, inequality or a lack of fairness.

Website: www.gov.uk/veterans-advisory-and-pensions-committees

Veterans and Families Listening Project

Veterans & Family-Listening Project (VF-LP) is an informal group that brings together veterans & families of all ages and circumstance, that have served in the British Armed Forces.

The group is well established, popular and also well attended, running for the morning on the second Tuesday of each month throughout the year. The VF-LP seeks to support veterans & families of all ages, with regular talks from both local and national charities who can offer information and support to veterans and their families or carers.

Website: vflp.org.uk