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Five tips to help you deal with Bonfire Night and fireworks

For some veterans, Bonfire Night can be a difficult time of year. Here are five tips to help you deal with the situation: 1.Think about how to cope Going out or staying in? Give some thought as to...


Free Defence Privilege Card offers online and high street discounts to veterans

Veterans' Gateway has partnered with The Defence Discount Service (DDS) to offer free discount cards to eligible members of the Armed Forces community. Clients could save £100's if not £1000's each...


Veterans’ Gateway provides support for mental health and employment

At Veterans' Gateway, we know that combat situations, combined with the difficulties of returning to civilian life can lead to a range of mental health issues, from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder...


Are you a carer and do you need the right information now?

In the UK over 1.3 million people provide over 50 hours of care per week. And those caring for veterans may face additional difficulties, due to life-changing injuries that make day-to-day living...


Get your finances squared away with the help of Veterans’ Gateway

At Veterans' Gateway we receive many calls about a wide range of financial issues, from debt advice to compensation, so here are some top tips including contact details for our partners, guidelines...


Free travel for veterans in London

Eligible veterans can use London’s travel system for free by using a Veterans Oyster photocard. The photocard can be used on bus, Tube, tram, London Overground, TFL Rail, and most National Rail...


Veterans to keep military ID, easing their access to services

Service personnel leaving the Armed Forces are now able to keep their military ID, known as the MOD form 90, and use it in their civilian life, Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood...


Battle Back Centre Veterans' Courses 2019/20

The Royal British Legion Battle Back Centre has developed a new five-day residential course for veterans. The course is specifically focused on the needs of veterans, but will have many of the...


Could you have an unclaimed Service pension?

If you served after April 1975, you could have a preserved pension. AFPS 75 pensions earned before April 2005 are payable when you are 60 years old, but you won't receive it automatically - you have...


Universities in Support of Wounded, Injured and Sick Service Personnel Programme improved after client feedback

The Universities in Support of Wounded, Injured and Sick Service Personnel Programme (UNSWIS) Programme was incorporated into RFEA's portfolio in 2017. Thanks to a grant from Help for Heroes, the...