To provide a high-quality medical welfare service to those who serve the nation
Who we support
Serving and Reservists
Those who have served
Armed Forces Families
Blue Light Services
The Merchant Navy
The difference we make
Over 1 million
patients and families supported by DMWS since 1943
pounds saved by the NHS with just two DMWS projects
days are lost each year to mental health illness each year
DMWS’s Welfare Officer met Mark, a 35-year-old veteran, in hospital following an attempt to take his own life. He was homeless and had been living in a tent for a long time. He had lost faith in anyone being able to help him after years of failed support.
With dedicated support from the DMWS Welfare Officer, Mark started to gain trust and confidence. This included securing treatment from a Mental Health Hospital and securing temporary accommodation with high priority for permanent housing. Mark has made brilliant progress, feeling valued and supported. He is now taking part in sailing and a local zoo project as well as getting support for PTSD. Most importantly, he doesn’t want to take his own life anymore.
Our Welfare Officer continues to help Mark with his housing position, as well as food parcels and support with getting the benefits he is entitled to. DMWS will continue to be there to support Mark as he makes plans for the future.
Armed Forces Covenant
DMWS is an elected member of the Cobseo Executive Committee
Cobseo is the Confederation of Service Charities which represents the needs of the whole serving and veterans community.