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DMWS’s Craft and Chat Group supported by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust 

DMWS are grateful to have been awarded a fantastic grant from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to reinstate a craft group for the Armed Forces Community in Devon. Previous group members can’t wait to start again and new members are more than welcome too! There will be a range of creative activ... Read more

DMWS’s Armed Forces helpline supported by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

DMWS are proud to have been awarded a substantial grant from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to keep our National Response Service phoneline running.   The grant will allow us to support people with a military connection across the UK, as well as focussed support in the North of Engla... Read more

DMWS CEO Announcement

After nearly 7 years as CEO of DMWS, Paul Gaffney has made the decision to step down at the end of March 2024. Paul has driven many achievements over the years, tackling challenges with intelligence, drive, and determination, taking DMWS from a single focus charity to a much more effective and dynam... Read more

Norfolk Community Foundation Fund support pilot project for older veterans in the community 

DMWS were awarded £5000 funding from Norfolk Community Foundation through the Connecting Older People Fund. This funding will support a pilot project in Norfolk where our welfare team will provide welfare support to elderly people with a military connection who are not admitted to hospital followin... Read more

Herefordshire Armed Forces Welfare Service supported by The Eveson Trust

DMWS are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from The Eveson Trust to continue our work supported the Armed Forces Community in Herefordshire. Our service will continue to be embedded in the Wye Valley NHS Trust to support Armed Forces individuals and their loved ones during thei... Read more

Joining the Dots in Veterans’ Mental Health – DMWS hosts VPPP Midlands Armed Forces Health Symposium

On Tuesday 7th November 2023, DMWS held the Midlands Armed Forces Health Symposium, ‘Meeting the Armed Forces Covenant Duty – Veterans’ Mental Health’ in Birmingham. Funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT), the event was a collaboration under the AFCFT’s Veterans’ Places,... Read more

Defence Medical Welfare Service supporting homeless veterans alongside Alabaré

Defence Medical Welfare Service are thrilled to be supporting Alabaré! Alabaré are an amazing Op Fortitude partner committed to #nohomelessveteran. They offer Armed Forces homeless and vulnerable veterans living in Wales the safety and support they need to rebuild their lives. Our DMWS Health and... Read more

Army Central Fund continue to support Defence Medical Welfare Service

DMWS are delighted to announce that Army Central Fund have awarded further funds to support our Welfare Services across the UK and our National Response Helpline. Thanks to Army Central Fund, we will continue to deliver crucial support to Army Serving personnel, reservists, and their family members.... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: SSgt Dewa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on a treadmill in support of DMWS

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline, our staff are committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of events across the UK and Cyprus as part of the 80th celebrations, made up of the Ultra Marathon and 80,000 Steps Challenge. On Tuesday... Read more

The Defence Medical Welfare Service announce changes to the Board of Trustees

From the 1st of August 2023 DMWS are pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Griffiths as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Mike comes to the role having previously been a DMWS trustee for 8 years and having served for almost 42 years in both the Army and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary. He will Read more

DMWS to support homeless veterans in partnership with Veterans Housing Scotland thanks to AFCFT

DMWS are proud to have been awarded crucial funds from AFCFT under the Reducing Veteran Homelessness programme. In collaboration with Veterans Housing Scotland, an Edinburgh-based charity who provide affordable rented homes and wraparound for disabled veterans, both organisations will work together... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: Charity worker Geoff Ingram takes on Ultra Marathon in support of DMWS

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline, our staff are committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of events across the UK and Cyprus as part of the 80th celebrations, made up of the Ultra Marathon and 80,000 Steps Challenge. Geoff Ingra... Read more

AFCFT award DMWS funding to support needs of LGBT+ veterans in response to Review

On 19 July 2023, the Prime Minister and Defence Secretary apologised on behalf of the British state for the historic treatment of LGBT+ personnel, following the publication of the LGBT Veterans Independent Review which investigated the military’s pre-2000 ban on homosexuality in the Armed Forc... Read more

RAFBF continue to support DMWS with additional grant for RAF beneficiaries

DMWS are delighted to have been awarded further funding from The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. The funding will help support veterans with a wide number of issues and concerns and help us to both reduce social isolation and provide support with independent living. The Fund have been long-time sup... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: Charity worker Siobonne Brewster takes on Ultra Marathon in support of DMWS

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline, our staff are committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of events across the UK and Cyprus as part of the 80th celebrations, made up of the Ultra Marathon and 80,000 Steps Challenge. Siobonne Br... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: Charity worker Collette Beeson takes on Ultra Marathon in support of DMWS

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline, our staff are committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of events across the UK and Cyprus as part of the 80th celebrations, made up of the Ultra Marathon and 80,000 Steps Challenge. Collette Be... Read more

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity continue to support DMWS with £200,000 grant towards expansion of services

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity have generously awarded Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) £200,000 to help boost the support available throughout the UK. We know that Army personnel and their families can face considerable disruption and uncertainty due to lengthy deployments. In addition, whilst... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: Charity worker Jess Liston takes on Ultra Marathon in support of DMWS

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline in 2023, staff across the UK and Cyprus have committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of events as part of the 80th celebrations, made up of the Ultra Marathon and 80,000 Steps Challenge. Jess L... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: Celebrating 80 years of supporting the frontline

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline, staff across the UK and Cyprus are committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of activities as part of the 80th celebrations. This will include: There will also be local fundraising events across... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: DMWS host evening of thanks at Scottish Parliament as part of 80th year celebrations

Defence Medical Welfare Service were delighted to host an event at Scottish Parliament on 7th June 2023 to celebrate 80 years of welfare support to the Armed Forces in Scotland and across the UK. The evening was very well attended and saw many esteemed colleagues and guests, celebrating the funders... Read more

DMWS Armed Forces Welfare Service established in Milton Keynes with help from Milton Keynes Community Foundation

Milton Keynes Community Foundation have awarded crucial funds to support a new Armed Forces Welfare Service in Milton Keynes. Based in Milton Keynes University Hospital, DMWS will provide non-clinical support to members of the Armed Forces Community (serving, reservists, and veterans) and their fami... Read more

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust provides essential boost for Nottingham Armed Forces Welfare Service

DMWS are delighted to announce that the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust have awarded crucial funds to support our existing Armed Forces Welfare Service in Nottingham under the Force for Change programme. Based in Nottingham University Hospital, these funds mean we can continue to deliver person-cen... Read more

The National Lottery Community Fund award DMWS funding towards expansion of services in the Scottish Borders

We are delighted to announce receipt of an award from The National Lottery Community Fund, made possible by National Lottery players. This generous funding will be used to provide medical welfare support to the Armed Forces Community, older people and their families, exclusively in the Scottish Bord... Read more

DMWS 80th Anniversary Epic 80km Ultra Event!

Come and celebrate 80 years of DMWS’ life-changing support for our military, police and NHS frontline staff on 9th September 2023 with our epic Ultra Challenge.  All Funds raised will be used to provide our welfare support service to anyone who has committed their lives to serve their communi... Read more

Flowers from Afar

DMWS provide a valuable service to families of serving or ex-serving personnel, who have lost loved ones, and who are buried overseas. Flowers from Afar enables family members to have flowers placed on the resting place of their loved one, providing comfort to those left behind. One of our service u... Read more

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