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 their hospital admission and beyond.
With this funding, DMWS will directly support 55 individuals and their families/carers in Herefordshire over the next year, many of whom will be veterans aged 60+, to:
Feel less lonely and socially isolated – we know that people from a military background can find it hard to acknowledge feelings of loneliness or isolation. Our Welfare Teams will take time to build trust and find out what support is needed at the bedside and beyond.
Have better mental health – we provide support with a range of issues including stress and anxiety, relationship problems, alcohol and substance misuse, PTSD, suicidal thoughts, dementia, and more.
Be independent for as long as possible – we provide practical support which can otherwise hinder independence if unsupported; this includes improving confidence and reducing cost of living worries through securing eligible benefits, funding for mobility aids and housing, alternative accommodation and respite places where needed.
No one should go through the worry of illness alone, particularly those who have sacrificed so much to serve their nation. We extend our sincerest thanks to The Eveson Trust for their continued support, allowing us to be there for our Armed Forces Community when they need us.
For more information visit The Eveson Trust | Providing Grants for Charities
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About Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)
Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is an independent charity providing medical welfare to those who have, and continue to, operate on the frontline. We place trained professional welfare officers in locations throughout the UK and Cyprus to deliver much-needed additional support for those who are on the clinical pathway. DMWS is committed to providing the highest level of welfare support to those in need, promoting their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
Whether it is a new or pre-existing issue, our service is for anyone undergoing treatment for a health-related issue. By providing support in a range of settings, our staff are committed to promoting and preserving the health and wellbeing of those who have dedicated their lives to serving our communities. In addition, they are committed to enabling them to reach their full potential. This can speed up discharge from hospital, help patients recover more quickly, and reduce the likelihood of readmission or the need for onward referral.
DMWS has a long and proud history of supporting the military in times of need, offering expert help and advice to those affected by health-related issues. Through its comprehensive services and outstanding dedication, DMWS has become an integral part of the armed forces community, offering invaluable support to the armed forces community at their critical time of need.
More can be found out on our website at https://dmws.org.ukPublished: 24th November, 2023