Gurkha Welfare Advice Centres

Since their inception, our Gurkha Welfare Advice Centres (GWAC) in Salisbury and Aldershot have helped thousands of retired Gurkhas to successfully settle in the UK. Our teams work closely with government bodies and service charities such as SSAFA, the RBL and the ABF, who are committed to supporting Army veterans.

Managed by retired Gurkha officers, the two offices are ideally placed to impart advice and help tailored to the elderly ex-Gurkhas and widows coming to settle in the UK, who might otherwise lack the necessary language skills to access the welfare state.

Whether it be for accessing living expense grants or eligible state benefits, seeking employment or simply general advice on life in the UK, the GWACs play a vital role to help those in need.

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Gurkha Welfare Advice Centre Salisbury

Telephone: 01722 343 111 or
08456 046 849 (free from landline)

Fax: 01722 343 118


P.O. Box 2170
22 Queen Street

Gurkha Welfare Officer:
Capt (Retd) Gary Ghale

Gurkha Welfare Advice Centre Aldershot

Telephone: 01252 333 731 or 
01252 310 469

Fax: 01252 330 053


39 High Street
GU11 1BH

Brigade Welfare Officer:
Capt (Retd) Mahendra Limbu

Advice Centres: UK office map