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NHS Lanarkshire honoured for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces

NHS Lanarkshire honoured for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces. Congratulations to health and social care staff across Lanarkshire after they received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community. DMWS Welfare Officers Kenny and Ash... Read more

“There when it matters most”.

As part of the Defence Medical Welfare Service partnership with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity we were the focus of their recent Go Inspire campaign highlighting the vital work we have delivered during the last 18 months. Download and read all about how we have helped over 5500 individuals within t... Read more

Armed Forces Day 2021

Armed Forces Day recognises the armed forces community; sailors, marines, soldiers, airmen, airwomen, reserves, veterans, cadets and service families. Despite the challenges of Covid-19 our welfare staff were able to safely attend several dedicated events including flag raising ceremonies, walking f... Read more

Minister for Crime and Policing Kit Malthouse and National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales John Apter visit DMWS

Minister of State for Crime and Policing Kit Malthouse and National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales John Apter visited Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) head office in Andover, Hampshire to hear first hand some of the brilliant work DMWS have been delivering to police office... Read more

Outstanding Charitable Contribution Award for services during Covid 19 pandemic

DMWS Welfare Officer Ashley Winter along with Mike Davey from The Veteran Support Centre, Herefordshire, have been acknowledge for their outstanding work helping isolated veterans during the pandemic at The Armed Forces Community Lockdown Awards In Partnership With Hugh James and Pathfinder Magazine... Read more

Jess Liston talks to BFBS Radio about diversifying during a pandemic supporting serving personnel, veterans & their families.

Jess liston, regional manager south talks to George Medlake, BFBS Radio about how in a “year like no other” DMWS has evolved allowing the organisation to be proactive and continue to support those in need. And how the recent work has been recognised by winning Charity of the Year at the... Read more

In conversation with DMWS welfare officers during ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021’

As we join together during Dying Matters Awareness Week and open up the conversation around death, dying and bereavement, we hear from our own welfare staff why working closely with those who are terminally ill is a vital and rewarding part of our work. Being there for the family, as well as the pat... Read more

Defence Medical Welfare Service win Charity of the Year

30th April, 2021: Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) have been awarded Charity of the Year at the South West Business and Community Awards. The award recognises the work delivered by DMWS in the South of England supporting the armed forces, veterans, police officers, The Merchant Navy and their... Read more

DMWS Welfare Officers Demmie Savvides and Stacy Loizou win Team of the Year Award

DMWS has teams working in hospitals and the community in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Cyprus. The pandemic made 2020 challenging and the most difficult of years with all members of staff in the organisation reacting and adjusting routine working practices to continue to deliver our vital... Read more

DMWS shortlisted for Charity of the Year at the South West Business & Community Awards

We are pleased to announce that Defence Medical Welfare Service have been shortlisted for The Charity of The Year at the South West Business and Community Awards. This is a huge achievement with over 1,000 nominations and 83 entries within this category. The award nomination recognises the work de... Read more