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World Mental Health Day 2021

As an independent charity, DMWS provides medical welfare to frontline workers and their immediate families when they are receiving treatment in hospital. Here at DMWS, we understand there is more to health than being physically well. DMWS recognises that mental well-being plays an important role in... Read more

DMWS awarded grant from RNRMC and Greenwich Hospital

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and their strategic partner, Greenwich Hospital, have awarded Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) a grant to continue the provision of welfare services to members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines veterans. The grant will help fund the support we... Read more

DMWS presents ‘Quilt of Valour’ in recognition of Alan Wainman’s service.

DMWS welfare officer Justine Clayton has had the pleasure of presenting Shelia Taylor with a ‘Quilt of Valour’ in honour of her late father Alan Wainman who served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Alan, who sadly passed in April this year, and his family had been supported by we... Read more

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

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

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