DMWS currently operates across the UK and Cyprus. DMWS Welfare Teams are located within NHS Trusts in hospitals and communities and provide welfare support to the armed forces (serving, reservists and veterans), NHS staff, emergency services, The Merchant Navy and their immediate families.

We respond to civilian crisis, national emergency and military deployment. Since 1943 our welfare officers have deployed alongside the military to provide help and support in field hospitals during all major conflicts.

Hospital Welfare

DMWS are embedded in 45 NHS Hospital Trusts and community settings across the UK.

National Response Service

DMWS operate a UK-wide rapid response helpline available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Police Welfare

DMWS provide a comprehensive and professional welfare service to Police Officers, funded by Police Federation.


DMWS are a key partner of Op RESTORE: The Veterans Physical Health and Wellbeing Service.


DMWS are the Single Point of Contact in London for Op COMMUNITY.

Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People

DMWS lead the VPPP portfolio in the Midlands region and are partners in six other projects across the UK, funded by AFCFT.