Support Services for Veterans

Veterans UK

Veterans UK is part of Defence Business Services (DBS) within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and administers the Armed Forces Pension Schemes serving around 900,000 members of the Armed Forces community. It also administers compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service and provides a package of welfare support for veterans via a national Veterans Welfare Service and veterans helpline facility.

Phone: 0808 1914 2 18

Veterans Scotland 

Their aim is to enhance the welfare of the veteran’s community in Scotland, by acting as the prime vehicle for joint working between its member charities; for the dissemination of information to its members and the coordination of joint approaches to UK; Scottish Government; Local Authorities and other organisations whose business is of benefit to veterans.

They can direct you to organisation for information, advice or guidance on:

  • Comradeship & Remembrance
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Housing
  • Support & Employment
  • Resources and Assistance

Phone (general): 0131 550 1569 
Email (general)
Phone (housing): 0131 550 1595 
Email (housing)  

Veterans Aid

If you are homeless, or are likely to become homeless, you can get help from Veterans Aid. They can provide direct and immediate help to vulnerable veterans with finding hostel accommodation. 

Helpline: 0800 012 68 67