Forces Friends is a visiting service providing support to lonely, isolated military veterans and their dependents aged 60 and over.

What is Forces Friends?

We offer a trained volunteer visiting service providing support for isolated and lonely military veterans and their dependents aged 60 and over. We aim to provide short term support to enable older veterans and their dependents to reconnect with social networks and help overcome the problems of loneliness.

What do we offer?

  • Designated trained volunteer, mainly from a forces or Royal British Legion background
  • One-to-one home visits to provide companionship and social support
  • Trips into the wider community if desired

What extra support do we offer?

Help to access other services through Age UK Notts and Royal British Legion.

Who is this service for?

  • Veterans aged 60 and over
  • Dependents of veterans aged 60 or over

Which area does the service cover?

Nottingham City and County.

How is this service delivered?

  • Designated matched volunteer
  • One-to-one home visits
  • Trips out if desired


Where is this service delivered?

  • In the comfort of your home
  • In the wider community if desired

How much does this service cost?

This service is provided completely free of charge.


Our contact details

For more information or to access this service, please contact:

Forces Friends team
t 0115 844 0011


Aged Veterans Fund funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds