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Transitioning to civilian life

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If your family is going through the process of transitioning from military to civilian life then there will be lots of practical considerations such as:

  • Relocating and finding a new home
  • Finding a new job
  • Settling children into a new school
  • Funding for education

Relocating and finding a new home

You can find information about choosing an area to live in and what housing options might be available to you here.

Finding a new job

If you are relocating after your partner has left the armed forces then you might both be in the position of having to look for work.

You can find more information about finding a job here.

RFEA: The Forces Employment Charity provide careers advice for veterans and their families.  

Settling children into a new school

You can search for primary, secondary and special needs schools and colleges near you, and check their performance here.

You can apply for a primary or secondary school place here.

Funding for education

The Armed Forces Education Trust is a charity working for children whose education may have been disrupted as a result of a parent’s service in the armed forces. They offer grants to help fund education and also provide schools with funding for additional resources to support children.

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