“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

DMWS delivers a new Welfare Support Programme Service to all 43 police forces in England & Wales

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is providing a new Welfare Support Programme (WSP) to all subscribing police federation (PFEW) members across England and Wales. The scheme complements services already available to officers. The bespoke service offers a wide range of welfare support including... Read more

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

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