Armed forces support

Sailors on ship flight deck

If you live in Bracknell Forest and are an armed forces veteran or serving personnel, you may find the resources on this page helpful.

Armed services personnel covers:

  • members of the armed forces and former service personnel
  • bereaved spouses and civil partners of members of the armed forces
  • serving or former members of the reserve forces

Bracknell Forest Community Covenant

Find out about the Bracknell Forest Community Covenant, which includes the Ministry of Defence Covenant Grant Fund.


If you need local housing, there are arrangements which mean that you could be included on the housing list even if you don’t meet the usual criteria. You can find out more from the BFC my choices website.

If you want to buy a home, there is a government backed help to buy scheme.


If you are a service family moving into the area and need help to find a school place for your child, please get in touch by:

Health and wellbeing

The following places offer health and wellbeing support:


If you are leaving the armed services, you can find help and advice from the Careers Transition Partnership.

Shops and restaurants

Many shops and restaurants offer discounts to armed forces personnel. To find out how to get a Defence Privilege Card, visit the Defence Discount Service website

More support

You may also find the following resources helpful: