Support for Armed Forces carers
We have a dedicated Armed Forces support service, offering confidential, bespoke, individual information, advice and guidance for the armed forces community, whether you are still serving, a family member, a young carer, ex-services, a veteran or a reservist.
We can help with all sorts of things and have specific support for the challenges you might be facing.
How we can help…
- Signposting and referrals to other organisations that can help
- Support groups, including our special armed forces group.
- Wellbeing and training events
- Benefits information
Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award – Armed Forces Covenant
We have the Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award, awarded by the Armed Forces Covenant, recognising our commitment to the Armed Forces.
This national award, signed by the Ministry of Defence and Chief of Defence, is made to organisations that ‘pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community’.
Armed Forces young carers
If you’re a young carer, supporting a sibling, parent or other family member and one of your family is serving, a reservist or veteran, you might need a bit of extra support.
You could be worried about:
- Those who you care for – if you’re not about
- A family member who is away on tour, while you’re caring for those at home
- Are you moving schools regularly?
- Are you missing school, or falling behind, due to your caring responsibilities
- Do you feel isolated and not able to access social activities?
We can offer tailored support to help you in your caring role and put you in touch with our young carers support services.
The Royal British Legion is aware of the additional challenges faced by carers in the Armed Forces. Their report, Unpaid Carers in the Armed Forces Community outlines these challenges, and includes some key recommendations.