Support Information for Service Leavers and Veterans

As you are preparing to leave the Army to enter civilian life your focus may turn to issues such as finding a new job, looking for a home and locating schools for children.

The current process of transition Individual Planning and Personal Development (IPPD) is of utmost importantance. Transition IPPD is an individual responsibility but chain of command obligation.

This page also has links to various support should you need it now or in the future.

We all need some help at some point in our lives. 

Veterans’ Gateway – information, advice and support for veterans and their families

Here for you 24/7, we are the first point of contact for veterans and their loved ones. We can directly refer you to our verified, expert partners including Combat Stress, SSAFA, Poppy Scotland and more.

Service Leavers Guide.

The service leavers’ guide offers information and advice prior to and after leaving regular service.

The guide contains information about armed forces pensions, resettlement, reserve liability and support from charitable organisations.

Army Families Federation

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is the independent voice of Army families and works hard to improve the quality of life for Army families around the world – on any aspect that is affected by the Army lifestyle.

AFF is independent of the Army and offers confidential advice. We will deal with your enquiry without revealing your identity.

Joint Service Housing Advice Office

JSHAO provides all Service personnel and their families with information and advice on the increasingly complex range of housing options open.


Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex-Services (SPACES) is an accommodation placement centre especially for single Service Leavers who are looking for civilian housing. It targets those SL with less than 6 year’s service, or those who have been administratively or medically discharged.

Shelter housing advice

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support, and legal services.

And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

Forces Help to Buy

Forces Help to Buy: help to get on the property ladder
A scheme to help armed forces personnel get on the property ladder.

CTP housing guide

Each year, the Joint Services Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) delivers a programme of housing briefs at various military locations across the UK and overseas. They provide information and guidance on the various civilian housing options for Service personnel at any point in their career and for those leaving the military and currently resident in Service accommodation. JSHAO can also signpost the single veteran to the help offered by the Single Persons Accommodation Centre for Ex-Services (SPACES).

Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel

When you deal with a SIIAP member you have the peace of mind that you are dealing with an organisation that specialises in providing advice to armed forces members in the UK and around the world.

Health and Welfare support

Mental Health Services

How you can access NHS mental health services

Op Courage

Find healthcare and welfare support dedicated to veterans, service leavers, non-mobilised reservists, and their families and carers.

Anxiety UK

Living with anxiety can be challenging, however there is help.

When your living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, access to the right information is vital.

We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental hrealth problem gets support and respect.

We improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning.

Our goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.

Royal British Legion

Cost of living crisis support

Get Support, Take Control, Feel Better

Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.

All Veterans are entitled to a discount rail travel card.

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