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Joining Forces

The Joining Forces programme has now ended

Joining Forces was an Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust supported programme in partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. It was delivered by 12 local projects across England by local Age UKs and SSAFA branches. After 3 successful years, the programme has now ended. Many of the pages in this section will still be useful for information and advice. Alternatively, you can look at the relevant sections of the Age UK website.

Support for older LGBT+ veterans

Together with Fighting with Pride, Age UK's Advice Line is delivering Operation Sterling, a programme working to help older LGBT+ veterans in a range of areas – from claiming benefits to accessing social care.

Happy veterans

Age UK is Joining Forces with the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, to help veterans born before 1950 and their families and carers.

Joining Forces with SSAFA logos

News and stories

Watch Edward's story

Find out why Edward jumped out of a Lancaster bomber and about his special friendship with befriender Mike.

Share your story with us

We'd love to hear your experiences – especially if you've been helped by SSAFA or Age UK.

Advice for veterans

Befriending and social events

What goes on at the Veterans Cafe

Sean, an ex-serviceman and volunteer, talks about the importance of the Veterans Cafe, at Age UK Darlington

Other useful information 

What extra money are you entitled to?

Many of us could get more money in our pocket simply by filling out a few forms. Try our calculator to find our what you're due.

Get benefits help

Did you know there are a number of different kinds of financial help available, if you're struggling on a low income.

Debt advice

No matter how difficult things are, you're not alone. Don't be scared - there's help out there to help you get back on your feet.

Pensions advice

The rules around service pensions are quite tricky - are you getting all the money you should?

Get face-to-face advice at your local Age UK


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About Joining Forces

Partnering with SSAFA

Age UK is partnering with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, as part of the Joining Forces project.

What is Joining Forces?

We're here to help older veterans and their families get the information, advice and support they're entitled to.

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