Armed Forces Covenant

Advice and access to support

Veterans' Gateway - The first point of contact for veterans seeking support, putting veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need - from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more. Telephone 0808 802 1212 or text on 81212. You can also visit the website

SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, is a UK charity that provides lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents. Anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families, both regulars and reserves, is eligible for their help. For more information visit the website

The British Legion offer support for serving and ex service men and women. 

Free app to support our armed forces community

Forces Connect is a free mobile app that signposts veterans, armed forces personnel, reservists and their families to support and advice in their local area.

The Forces Connect app is designed to link users to organisations offering help and support across a wide range of services.

The app is newly sponsored by The Shots Foundation (charity arm of Aldershot Town Football Club) who work with community groups and others to make a difference to local areas.

To download the app, search "Forces Connect" in Apple app store or Google Play store