Are you a family member or service person wondering about your transition to civilian life? You are not the only one!   “What should we do first? Is transition a linear process? What do you prioritise? Is it wrong to put schools at the bottom of the list after housing and a job?” Case study participant “Start early, plan early… before resettlement starts if you can” Case study participant   This section provides information and advice to help you transition to civilian life. We have developed the pages as a result of the Tri-Service Families Transition project, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) which sought to better understand families’ experiences of transition.    

We are incredibly grateful to the families and serving personnel who gave their time over the last two years. The data collected through the surveys and case studies helped us develop this support for everyone and you can read the report, ‘Lifting the Lid on Transition’ below:

Front cover of the Tri-Service FiMT report - called Lifting the Lid on Transition

See here for positive examples of transition from the experiences of our families who took part.

Whilst we can’t cover all possible scenarios and situations in transition we hope that if you can’t find the information you need here, we will point you to where you can find it.

Defence Transition Services

A new service was launched on 1 Nov 19 to provide enhanced support to personnel leaving the military.

Image: Service personnel at a meeting in MOD Main Building in London. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.