SFT is proud to support our Armed Forces community. We recognise the unique challenges faced by you and your family members. Here at the Trust, we embrace the role of the Service Charities and work in close collaboration with many of them.
We are fortunate to have a full-time Welfare Officer from The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS). DMWS is an independent charity providing free medical welfare to those who have, and continue to, operate on the frontline. We place trained professional welfare officers in locations throughout the UK to deliver much-needed additional support for those who are on the clinical pathway.
Whether it is a new or pre-existing issue, the service is for the Armed Forces community undergoing treatment for a health-related issue. With a focus on both physical and mental health, our welfare staff can be found in hospitals, veteran hubs, and community outreach programs throughout the UK. The Service aims to ensure no one goes through the worry of injury and illness alone.
DMWS will also provide ‘Unit assist’ function to Serving Welfare Departments as required. In line with our pledge to the Armed Forces community, our Welfare Officer will normally visit within 24 hours of receiving a referral, subject to availability.
Our DMWS Welfare Officer can be contacted directly by our staff, or you can contact him via the following methods:
For further information please see www.dmws.org.uk
DMWS also acts as the conduit between the Hospital and the service Charities as required.
Our team is also supported by Veteran Clinical Advisors from Help For Heroes and together with our DMWS Welfare Officer attend Community drop in events to support you and your family.
Please click on the dropdown tabs below for further military charity details.
We understand the difficulties people face when starting a new life after leaving the military. Finding work, somewhere to live, a purpose, and a place in society, can feel overwhelming. Or if you’re in pain, feel anxious, stressed or lonely, we can help.
We offer a wide range of support, whether you’re having money troubles, or need support with housing or applying for benefits.
Help for Heroes is the leading Armed Forces and veterans’ charity in the UK. We can help our veterans and their families live well after service.
Tel: 0300 303 9888
BLESMA helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support.
Tel: 020 8590 1124
SFT are proud to be supported by the Salisbury and Amesbury Branch of the Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club. The club provides a safe and supportive environment to both the serving and veteran communities and their families. With weekly social gatherings for members, they offer a wide variety of events and regularly attend the Hospital to support Armed Forces events with the Field Kitchen.
For more information please visit: www.afvbc.world
The Royal British Legion provides financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.
Combat Stress includes a Listening Ear Service and offers therapeutic and clinical community and residential treatment to former members of the British Armed Forces who are suffering from mental health problems.
Tel: 0800 138 1619
SSAFA and listening service provide welfare and support for those serving in the Armed Forces, veterans and armed forces families.
Tel: 0800 731 4880
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.