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Forces Connect South West Armed Forces Covenant Project

This Project set out to ensure that members of the military community - service personnel (regular and reserve), veterans and their dependents, and war widows - who need help are known and that public, private and nonservice voluntary & community…

Review of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations 2019

The Review of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Associations (RFCAs) was launched in January 2019 by the ACDS(R&C) in MOD on behalf of the Chief of Defence People (CDP). Following the Cabinet Office guidance on tailored Reviews, the Review examined…

A Longitudinal Evaluation Of Surf Action’s Impact In Using Surf Therapy To Support The Physical And Psychological Wellbeing Of 374 Young People From The Armed Forces Community: 2014-2019

This report is a longitudinal analysis of the delivery, efficacy and effectiveness of Surf Action’s Armed Forces Community Families Resilient Children and Families Programme, which has been running for six years, and has been funded, in part by the National…

‘It’s Like Therapy But More Fun’ Armed Forces and Veterans’ Breakfast Clubs: A Study of Their Emergence as Veterans’ Self-Help Communities

The armed forces veterans’ support sector is vast and, some would argue, overprovided for. At a time when some long-established ex-armed forces support organizations appear to be losing members, Armed Forces and Veterans’ Breakfast Clubs (AFVBCs) continue to grow. This…

Veterans Universal Passport: a pilot of a health and social care record for UK ex-service personnel

The transfer of care between different health and social care systems are often associated with poor outcomes and disengagement. Indeed, following the transition from military to civilian life, ex-service personnel report difficulties in navigating civilian health and social care services.…

UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced on 29 June 2016 that it was changing the Army trained, disciplined manpower by changing the definition of Trained Strength to include those in the Army who have completed Phase 1 training. This affects…

Departures: Families Transition Guide

This booklet provides information and advice to help you get started with planning your transition to civilian life. We have developed it as a result of the Tri-Service Families Transition project, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) which…

RAF Dispersed Families: summary briefing paper

The research involved interviews and online surveys for those RAF personnel and their spouses/partners who were living more than 10 miles from their parent unit. Welfare staff on RAF stations were also invited to complete an online survey in order…

Hierarchies of wounding: Media framings of ‘combat’ and ‘non-combat’ injury

In this article, we examine the representational practices of British newspapers in relation to forms of military injury. Using critical discourse analysis, we studied the reporting of injuries sustained by military personnel during the height of the UK’s war in…

UK armed forces biannual diversity statistics: 2019

This statistical release presents information relating to the gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion and age of Military Personnel employed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). This publication meets the Department's obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty to provide information on…