Veterans UK

< Back to directory


The Veterans UK helpline provides assistance on many issues including benefits, housing and welfare.  When the helpline is closed, callers will be given the option to be routed to Combat Stress or The Samaritans 24hr helpline.
Veterans UK administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service.  They also provide welfare support for veterans of any age, and their families through the Veterans Welfare Service and the Veterans UK helpline: 0808 1914 2 18.
The Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) provides one to one support to veterans via a national network of welfare managers across the UK and Republic of Ireland.  The VWS is committed to enhancing the quality of life for veterans and beneficiaries of Veterans UK pensions and compensation schemes, and all their dependants.
Under Veterans UK, the VWS works in partnerships with the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, ex-service charities, statutory and non-statutory bodies, local community service providers and the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees to provide a quality welfare service that promotes independence, maintains dignity and provides continuous support through life.
The VWS has 4 Veterans Welfare Centres, providing advice and support across the UK.  The one for London is as follows:

Centurion (London, SE and SW England)
Tel 02392 702 232    Email:

Contact Details

Veterans UK Enquiry Centre and Helpline 0808 1914 218



Veterans UK, Ministry of Defence, Norcross, Thornton Cleveleys FY5 3WP

Other Info

Opening times:
Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm

< Back to directory