0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk
Veteran Support

Veteran Support

This site is not just for those who have just left the Services.  Veteran support is a whole-life concept in both the public and charitable sectors.  For many of us, our first job doesn’t work out as the right one; help is still available.  A Service-related medical condition may get worse and limit what we can do; you may still be entitled to Compensation or fast-track NHS support.  You may not be handling money matters well; there are people who will help.

In this section and the one entitled Veterans Organisations, we have tried to pull together a broad range of organisations that are committed to providing whole-life support to Veterans.  We hope it is useful.

Defence Business Services (DBS) UK Armed Forces & Veterans Portal

Below is a link to the DBS Portal which contains a wide veriety of information and support for the serving and veteran community.  It covers a range of subjects from Pension information, Injury and Illness Compensation to service records and medals.

Welcome to the DBS UK Armed Forces & Veterans Portal (mod.gov.uk)

Veterans UK

Veterans UK is part of Defence Business Services (DBS) within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and administers the Armed Forces Pension Schemes serving around 900,000 members of the Armed Forces community. It also administers compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service and provides a package of welfare support for veterans via a national Veterans Welfare Service and veterans helpline facility.

Click here to vist website.

Age Scotland

Age Scotland Veterans’ Team:  Frank Gribben (Lead), Karina Vidler (Assistant), Doug Anthoney (Training and communications)

Tel 0333 323 2400 Email veteransproject@agescotland.org.uk

Age Scotland is the leading charity representing older people in Scotland and supporting their rights and interests.  If offers free advice guides for veterans on key later life topics, and can provide them with later life information and advice through the Age Scotland helpline 0800 12 44 222 / Helpline@agescotland.org.uk.  Age Scotland is coordinating partner in Unforgotten Forces, a consortium of leading charities working together to boost the health and wellbeing of veterans in Scotland age 60 and older.



ASDIC – Association of Service Drop-In Centres


The Association of Service Drop-In Centres better known as ASDIC, represent, advise and unite service Drop-In centres across the UK. ASDIC encourage collaboration and create opportunities for members to exchange ideas and overcome shared challenges, so together we can ensure veterans and their families receive the comradeship and support they need in their local community.


Telephone: 01622 278110

Email: admin@asdic.org.uk

On Course Foundation

Contact: Will Barker – Head of Fundraising/Scotland Office

Tel: 07856002176 Email: will.barker@oncoursefoundation.com

On Course Foundation supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel and veterans through confidence building golf events and opportunities for employment in the golf industry.

Golf offers active, outdoor exercise and is one of a few sports that can be played on a level playing field regardless of injury or illness.

Our confidence building programme offers expert tuition from qualified Professional Golf Association (PGA) Coaches for Service personnel and veterans of all golfing abilities. The events take place in a relaxed, comfortable environment with attendees sharing the experience and receiving peer-to-peer support from like-minded individuals.

PTSD Resolution

PTSD Resolution, Charity No. 1133188, provides therapy for the mental welfare of Forces’ Veterans, Reservists and their families. Treatment is free, effective and delivered promptly through a network of 200 therapists nationwide, and now by phone and internet during the pandemic. Contact www.PTSDreslution.org.

Therapy is delivered in an average of six sessions, with 78% of cases seeing an improvement in reported symptoms to where the client and therapist agree that no further therapy is required.

The charity is one of the only organisations that provides therapy to veterans who are also suffering with addiction issues or are in prison. Services are also delivered to family members, including partners and children, who may experience the symptoms of trauma from living with a traumatised veteran.




Royal Marines Charity

Chief Executive – Ben Curry
The Royal Marines Charity is part of the wider Royal Marines Association network and provides support for you and your family, whatever stage you are at in your life and Royal Marines career. For help and advice please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Contact details:
RMA-The Royal Marines Charity
Commando Training Centre
Royal Marines Lympstone
Exmouth Rd
General Enquires: 023 9298 1920
Health & Wellbeing: 0800 468 1664 


Website: Home – RMA – The Royal Marines Charity (rma-trmc.org)


Veterans Scotland

Jim Wilson – General Secretary
Tel: 0131 550 1569 Fax: 0131 557 5819 Email: gensec@veteransscotland.org.uk

New Haig House , Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR

Veterans Scotland’s aim is to establish cooperation and coordination between Veterans Organisations in Scotland, to act as a focal point for all matters concerning the ex-Service community within Scotland and to represent these matters to Government at all levels.


Who Dares Cares

Who Dares Cares supports our Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Veterans including their families who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They provide weekend family retreats, Walk, Talk and Brew Groups, PTSD awareness groups or individual sessions to help provide a better understanding of what the signs and symptoms of PTSD are, how to manage these symptoms and ways that families can better support in a way that is helpful to the individual.  The charity recognises the importance of exercise as part of recovery and they work to encourage this and make this accessible for those who are struggling with PTSD and anxiety related issues.

Website: https://www.who-dares-cares.com

Email: wdc@who-dares-cares.com

Phone: 07341 872805