The serving military have a range of welfare services they can access, most units have a dedicated welfare and community support team which often includes representatives from military welfare charities.

Suffolk County Council - Social Services

Customer First is the initial point of contact for social services in Suffolk

Email customer.first@suffolk.gov.uk

Free Telephone: 0808 800 4005
(weekdays from 8am-18.45pm) - Outside these hours calls are automatically diverted to the Emergency Duty Service


Veterans UK – Served in the UK Armed Forces – for free help and advice called our helpline: 0808 1914 218  http://www.veterans-uk.info/



If you've served in the Forces, or are the dependant of someone who has served, our services are available to help you.  We support the whole Armed Forces Family including those currently serving.  Our telephone helpline is open to everyone, 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.  Tel: 0808 802 8080.

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At SSAFA we provide lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force. We are here for you and your family, whenever and wherever you need us. Forcesline is our free and confidential telephone helpline (Tel: 0800 731 4880) and email service

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There are a number of other charities and organisations that seek to support UK Armed Forces Veterans and Families, many of whom work with directly in partnership with staff and volunteer caseworkers from the Royal British Legion and SSAFA.

For advice and support for local Health and Wellbeing support services please visit the webpage above.