Service Leavers & Veterans


Transition to civilian life

Transition: Individual Planning and Personal Development is the offer of support, advice and education that will increase personal knowledge and awareness and supports soldiers’ personal development and long-term planning. It is mandated by Commander Land Forces and directed in Land Forces Standing Order 3221.

Transition IPPD should be undertaken throughout your military career in order to enhance your professional portfolio and career prospects as well as prepare you for your inevitable transition to civilian life.

Transition to civilian life


Veterans Contacts

Veterans UK
Tomlinson House, Norcross, Thornton, Cleveleys, Lancashire FY5 3WP
Call: 0808 1914 218

Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) UK Helpline
Call: 0808 1914 218

Armed Forces Pension Office
Contactable through Veterans Welfare Services Manager

Free Travel in London - veterans' concessionary travel in London
Call: 08453 319872 for application pack or to confirm your entitlement


NHS Mental Healthcare

 The NHS has dedicated services for those who have served in the UK Armed Forces.

 The NHS is available to everyone in the UK, including the Armed Forces Community, however these dedicated services offer care and treatment for a range or mental and physical health conditions.

 This range of services is provided by military and civilian experts to help ensure the very best care is given by people who understand the experience of Armed Service and the resulting health needs.

 Working closely with a range of organisations and charities, including military charities, the services on offer can support wider health and wellbeing needs

Further information can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Don Goldie looks at the history of the Veterans Welfare Service