Support for our Armed Forces Community

Information about the support and services available for the Doncaster Armed Forces Community.

Who makes up the Armed Forces Community?

The Armed Forces Community includes:

  • Regular, Reserve and Retired (veterans) that are serving or have served in the armed forces (Army, Navy, RAF).
  • Polish free forces who served in WW2.
  • Merchant Navy who have served in support of British military operations (Suez, Falklands).

News: Armed Forces Community Survey

We are currently promoting the South Yorkshire Armed Forces Community Survey. If you are part of the Armed Forces community please fill in the survey as this will help us improve the support and information that is provided.

What support am I entitled to?

We are committed to supporting Doncaster's military service personnel and veterans as an MOD Employer Recognition Gold Award employer, through Executive Mayor Ros Jones' pledge and through our Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Paul Wray.

As a member of Doncaster's Armed Forces Community, you and your immediate family are entitled to the following through the Armed Forces Covenant:

  • Not being at a disadvantage when trying to access public services such as health care, housing, employment, education and welfare.
  • Special consideration where appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given the most such as the injured and the bereaved.

The list of support services available to the Armed Forces Community can be found by clicking on one of the following buttons:

Drop-in sessions for veterans

We hold regular, monthly sessions for veterans and their families provided in partnership with the Royal British Legion:

Area

Date/time

Location

East Area Team 1st Thursday every month - 10am to 12 noon Thorne Library, The Vermuyden Centre, Field Side, Thorne, DN8 4BQ
East Area Team 2nd Thursday every month - 12:30am to 14:00 Rossington Memorial Hall, McConnell Cresent, New Rossington, DN11 0PL
West Area Team 3rd Friday every month - 10:00 to 12:00 noon Bentley Library, Chapel Street, Bentley, Doncaster DN5 0DE
West Area Team 1st and 3rd Friday every month - 10am to 2pm

Woodlands Library, Windmill Balk Lane, Woodlands, DN6 7SB

West Area Team 4th Thursday every month - 10am to 12noon

Edlington Library, Martinwells Centre, Thompson Avenue, Edlington, Doncaster, DN12 1JD

Housing support services

Emergency homeless service 

If you are homeless and need emergency support, or out of hours, please call 01302 323444.

Health support services

Rehab Recovery offers resources for veterans affected by addiction and mental health issues. Contact Rehab Recovery here.

Coping with post combat life

If you are a veteran in need of support post combat, please read the following stories from two Doncaster veterans to understand what support is available to you.

Craig Wood blog
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PTSD Anonymous blog
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Welfare support services

Financial support services

Financial advice

Local business support

Veteran friendly employers and information

Where can I find more information?

For the latest information on veteran support, please visit our Doncaster armed forces Facebook page. We also have an Armed Forces and veterans support pack which includes the services listed above and other services. You can find this in the Downloads and Resources section of this page.

Get in touch

You can also get in touch with us using the following details.

Tel: 01302 735600

Email: general.enquiries@doncaster.gov.uk 

Last updated: 10 November 2017 12:02:03