Milton Keynes City Council, along with other public bodies, have a legal obligation to consider the Armed Forces Covenant Duty's principles when planning or delivering certain things, such as healthcare, education and housing. More information can be found on this one page summary document.

Physical or mental health care, counselling, childcare or school options, leisure activities and advice on relocating to Milton Keynes

If you have ever served in the Armed Forces, let your GP know using the code in our leaflet. You may be entitled to additional health benefits. Ask them if they are an Armed Forces veteran friendly GP practice or look for the logo below.

NHS England veteran friendly accreditation logo

Veteran friendly accredited GP practices

To date we have trained local GPs and practice staff and 16 out of 26 practices in MK have now signed up for accreditation. 

National percentage             MK percentage                       
35.6% 62%

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If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available including a new emergency high intensity service for veterans.  It is available to those who are due to leave the Armed Forces, have just left, or left the Armed Forces many years ago.

You’ll speak to people who:

  • understand the Armed Forces and military life
  • are either from the Armed Forces community or highly experienced in working with serving personnel, reservists, veterans, and their families
  • will work with you to make sure you get the right type of specialist care, support, and treatment

Find out more at the Op COURAGE section of the NHS website.

  • P3 Charity Milton Keynes - People, Potential, Possibilities.  A variety of help and services are on offer, helping you to feel part of the local community. 
  • Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) - NHS providers (including acute, mental health, community, and ambulance trusts) who have agreed to be exemplars of the best care for, and support, the armed forces community (be they Regular, Reserves, Veterans, spouses or dependants).

Discounts and further support

Local drop in services

  • The Royal British Legion also have drop-in services in the surrounding areas - the helpline is open from 8am to 8pm daily and the freephone telephone number from landlines and most mobile providers is 0808 802 8080
  • Royal British Legion's Veterans Hearing Fund - help for those suffering from hearing loss or tinnitus
  • Scotty’s Little Soldiers - a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces
  • Storybook Waves - helps members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines maintain the link with their children by recording a bedtime story for them to listen to when a parent is serving away from home

Supporting Service pupils moving schools