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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Veterans Welfare Service (VWS)

About the Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) 

The VWS helps veterans with welfare issues such as: 

  • housing problems and accessing emergency accommodation
  • completing Ministry of Defence compensation and pension forms
  • raising issues and concerns with States departments and parishes
  • applying for financial assistance

One-to-one help

For one-to-one help, advice or to make an appointment, contact the Channel Islands VWS representative, Nick Spratley. 

Call Nick Spratley on 07829 992373

Email Nick Spratley

Who the VWS can help

The VWS helps all veterans, their families and dependants.

You are considered a veteran if you have served in HM Armed Forces, regular or reserve, including:

  • National Servicemen
  • Former Polish forces under British command 
  • Merchant Mariners who have seen duty in military operations (eg the Falklands conflict)

Veterans UK free helpline and website

If you are a veteran needing advice, you can also contact the free veterans UK helpline on 0808 1914 218 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm), or visit the Veterans UK website. 

Veterans UK Website

Dedicated helpline staff offer advice on:

  • war pension scheme
  • armed forces compensation scheme
  • armed forces pensions
  • medals
  • service records
  • statutory benefits
  • emergency accommodation

Armed forces compensation on GOV.UK

Armed forces compensation forms on GOV.UK

Pensions for veterans on GOV.UK

War Pension Scheme on GOV.UK


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