Garrison Welfare Support Centre




The Garrison Welfare Support Centre is located in building 94 (in between the HIVE and Londis Shop), King George V Road, Bovington BH20 6JA. Welfare Office Mob: 07773 618 874 or 01929 402239.

General
The Garrison Welfare team are an approachable interface for families within the military system and a focal point for all personnel on welfare matters. The team aids the integration of individuals and families new to the unit and is the focal point for information about the Army and the unit.

Within the limitations of their knowledge, the team advises and assists those personnel and families who approach him/her for help or who are referred by the unit chain of command (or outside organisations). He/she then refers them to the appropriate specialist welfare agency when there is a need to do so.

Liaison
The Garrison Welfare Support Team is the point of contact and liaises between the unit and the Army Welfare Service (AWS) and other military and civilian agencies.

The Team provides advice and support to those in the unit chain of command, who may be involved in helping soldiers or their families with personal problems.

The Team liaises closely with Chaplains, Medical Officers and WRVS staff who have responsibilities for their unit personnel and families. The Welfare Team's closest liaison is with the Army Welfare Service (AWS).

The Team assists in Garrison community facilities such as the Youth Club, the local schools and liaises with the Community Workers, HIVE, MOD, Police, Military Police, Health Visitor, Defence Estates Housing and Amey.

Confidentiality
The observance of the confidentiality code by the Garrison Welfare Team is absolute. Only in the most serious cases (see AGAI Chapter 81 para 81.012) may the bond of confidentiality be broken without the consent of the client.

The Garrison Welfare Team is a good starting point if you have a problem or want information. Please telephone or visit and arrange an appointment.

Bovington & Lulworth Contact Houses
The Garrison has 2 Contact Houses available to rent at 17 New Road, Bovington and 1 The Oval, Lulworth. Both houses have 3 bedrooms and are fully furnished. All bedding and towels are provided. No pets or smoking allowed.

All enquiries regarding availability, prices and bookings should be made via The Garrison Welfare Team on 01929 402239.

Priority is given to service personnel who have access rights to their children. Bookings can only be made by service personnel.



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