The Veterans' Advocacy People

For veterans and their families after military service

How can The Advocacy People help?

It can be hard to make the move to civilian life on discharge from the armed forces.

Knowing where to start and who can help can be overwhelming and things can go wrong.


All our Veterans’ Advocates have first-hand experience of military life. They understand that the transition to civilian life can be very difficult and can support you when you run into problems. Here are some examples:

  • accessing services

  • securing housing

  • applying for benefits and pensions

  • making complaints


They will:

  • take time to understand your situation

  • help you decide what you want to achieve

  • help you decide what you want to do and how you want to do it

  • act on your direction if you don’t feel able to take action yourself

  • help you write letters and make phone calls to the right people


They cannot:

  • offer advice or opinions about what is best for you

  • make choices or decisions on your behalf

  • provide legal advice or representation

Who is the service for?

Anyone with a military background and their close family members or partners. It does not matter how long was spent in service, or how long ago.

To find out if we provide this service in your area, have a look at our map here.

Who can refer?

You can refer yourself, or someone else with their consent.

Someone else can refer you, with your consent.

"There is a language we all understand and an unspoken word that is understood without having to say it"

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Funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust with funding from the Covenant Fund which supports the Armed Forces Covenant.

Refer to us

For more information you can:

Call us on 0330 440 9000

Email us at

To make a referral:

Please complete and return the form on the right:

The form can be returned by email to or posted to the address below.


PO Box 375, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 9HU

0330 440 9000

Text 80800, starting message with PEOPLE

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Charity No. 1080679

Company No. 3963421