Projects

Qigong ‘the new yoga’ offered to veterans across Cumbria via DMWS

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) are excited to offer Qigong sessions to veterans across Cumbria along side the welfare service DMWS provides. Qigong, labelled the ‘new yoga’ is an ancient practice with heaps of rewards including helping with physical and mental well-being. This is... Read more

Walking Football and Wellbeing Support Service

Herefordshire Football Association and Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) have come together to offer Walking Football Welfare Support in Herefordshire for veterans. It is available to veterans of all ages, physical ability and also their family membe... Read more

5,500 individuals supported during three-year partnership between Defence Medical Welfare Service and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

5,500 individuals supported during three-year partnership between the Defence Medical Welfare Service and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity The end of March marks the culmination of a three-year partnership between the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The two have wo... Read more

DMWS sets up crafting & companionship for isolated veterans in Wiltshire

The crafting & companionship group for female veterans in Lyneham & surrounding areas in Wiltshire was set up by DMWS and is lead by Welfare Officer Julie Ponton. The successful and growing project is funded by The Armed Forces Positive Pathways pathways programme which funds activities that... Read more

“Michael from DMWS looks out for veterans in the Borders” highlights the Southern Reporter

Michael a veteran himself says, “I am determined to continue assisting other veterans, no matter what age they are, to access the services that they vitally need, but may not know they are eligible for. I help by acting as a bridge so that the medical professionals can better understand vetera... Read more

Scotland’s First Minister thanks Defence Medical Welfare Service calling new mental health service for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde “A Shining Example”

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon calls new mental health service at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Vale of Leven Hospital “A Shining Example” and thanked all those involved including Defence Medical Welfare Service. MSP Maurice Corry, chair of the cross-party Veterans Co... Read more

Help at the hospital bedside, and beyond: Meet the DMWS team in Scotland.

We are delighted to feature in the first The Unforgotten Forces produced by Age UK Scotland.  In edition 1 you’ll find an interview with Dereck Hardman, founder of the Armed Forces and Veterans’ Breakfast Club movement, stories about Unforgotten Forces partners including us, DMWS along with Com... Read more

Armed Forces Covenant Positive Pathways Programme

Do you support veterans?  Do you have an idea for an activity that will help and improve the health and wellbeing of veterans? Are a registered charity or community interest company?  If so applying for a grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Positive Pathways Programme might be f... 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