Our campaigning and policy work is based on research and evidence. Find out more about research we have commissioned and conducted over the past decade. 

Soldier walking alone along roadside

Loneliness and social isolation in the Armed Forces Community

Our report explores how members of the Armed Forces Community experience these issues, what are the unique triggers, and what barriers exist to seeking support.
Loneliness and social isolation
Royal Navy and Army veterans Donna and Mark Stonelake in their home

UK Ex-Service Household Survey 2014

In 2014 we published the largest survey to date of the UK ex-Service community, looking at its size, profile and needs.
Royal British Legion Household Survey
Harris Tatakis

Lost Voices

Our Lost Voices report brings together what we know about Service-related hearing problems, and calls on the Government to do more to support military personnel and veterans whose hearing has been damaged by their Service.
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There is a huge wealth of research available from across the UK on the Armed Forces community, covering a wide variety of issues:

Previous publications

Deployment to Employment – Exploring the veteran employment gap in the UK, The Royal British Legion, September 2016

Health, welfare and social needs of the Armed Forces Community: a qualitative study, The Royal British Legion & Compass Partnership, March 2011

Legion welfare in the 2010s: a decade of change, The Royal British Legion & Centre for Future Studies, March 2011

Literature review: UK veterans and homelessness, The Royal British Legion, 2011

Literature review: UK Veterans and the criminal justice system, The Royal British Legion, 2011

Honouring the Armed Forces Community, Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and the Royal British Legion

Gulf War: a legacy of suspicion, The Royal British Legion for the Gulf War Group, 2007

Unsung Heroes, understanding the emotional support needs of service families, 2012

Older People in Europe – Health, Social Care and Welfare Full Report, Age Concern, The Royal British Legion, University of Liverpool, 2008

Caring in Spain, A study into the current and future care needs of the British ex-Service community permanently resident in Spain, Royal British Legion and Centre for Future Studies, 2009

Profile of the ex-Service community in the UK 2005, Royal British Legion with Compass Partnership, 2006

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