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Changes to the Enhanced Learning Credits and Further Education and Higher Education schemes

The Ministry of Defence promotes learning among members of the Armed Forces and the veterans' community, by providing Learning Credits through the Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme and Further...


Why you should employ veterans

Some of the biggest veteran employers in the UK feature in three short films, now available to view on the Veterans Work website. Also starring celebrities including Joanna Lumley, 'Judge' Rob Rinder...


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...


Digital platforms boost support for Armed Forces in the south west

A new website and film designed to provide support to the Army Forces, and training for those working with service personnel in communities, has been launched. Wiltshire Council, alongside partnering...


Sign up for the new National Insurance credits for spouses or civil partners

As part of its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) introduced a new National Insurance credits initiative, in April 2016. Its aim is to support spouses...


New research study with Help for Heroes works with Armed Forces family members to promote mental wellbeing

Worried about the mental health of a veteran, or serving member of the Armed Forces who is close to you? Help for Heroes, and the King's Centre for Military Health Research (HALO), are inviting the...


Veterans to receive cyber security training in new MOD scheme

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) and not-for-profit TechVets have launched a training programme (ongoing as of 2019) to train the next generation of cyber warriors and technology experts. The cyber...


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...


Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact)

The HMPPS-funded Prisoners' Families Helpline, run by the Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact), provides practical and emotional support, information and advice to anyone who is affected by...