Who is this guide for?
This guide is for Armed Forces veterans and their friends and family who have caring responsibilities. A UK Armed Forces veteran is someone who has served as part of the HM Armed Forces or Armed Forces Reserves community for at least one day. This includes:
• The Regular Army
• The Royal Air Force
• The Royal Navy
• The Royal Marines
• The Regular Army Constituent Reserves
• The Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserves
• The Royal Navy Reserves
• People enlisted into National Service
• Merchant Mariners who have seen action on a legally defined military operation
The Armed Forces community also extends to those who depend on veterans and includes spouses, civil partners and children. This definition can be extended to unmarried partners, parents, other family members and non-family friends where they have taken on caring responsibilities for a seriously injured Service person or for the child of a deceased Service person.
You may be caring for somebody mentioned above, or they may be caring for you, because of age, disability or illness.
Included in this guide is further advice and support:
- The Armed Forces Covenant
- Financial Support
- Practical Support
- Working Carers
- Emotional Support
- Provisions for Veterans
- and other forms of support