Research project – housing for ex-forces community

The University of Stirling, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust, are undertaking a research project called Working Together.  The project aims to research housing for people who have left the armed forces.  Read on to find out more.   What is the research about? Housing for people who have left the armed forces The […]

Military Matters Round up with Moira

  A lot has been happening recently with our Military Matters Project so I thought I’d do a quick round up for you.   I’ve been elected to the executive committee of Veterans Scotland and have also taken over the chairing of the Housing Group. You can find out about the work of VS here: […]

Defence Secretary shows commitment to Armed Forces mental health with over £220-million funding and new helpline

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has pledged to increase funding for Armed Forces mental health services to £220-million over the next decade and launched the new 24/7 Military Mental Health Helpline. The new number – 0800 323 4444 – is open now. It will be backed up by a major internal communications campaign on mental fitness […]

New Self-Build loan fund 2018

  The housing minister, Kevin Stewart, has confirmed a new £4m self-build loan fund will be made available in 2018 following a successful pilot of the scheme in the Highlands.   Details of the scheme are being released now to give time for potential applicants to investigate housing plots and necessary permissions in time to […]

Housing for veterans – Vacancies with Scottish Veterans Residences

  Scottish Veterans Residences have vacancies across their sites in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. They offer accommodation to veterans from all services including the Merchant Navy and Reservists. You do not need to be Scottish to move here and the only criteria is that you have served one day in the Armed Forces. Scottish Veterans Residences […]

TVs, licenses and tablets for ex-service personnel with disabilities

    The Not Forgotten Association (NFA) provides televisions and/or TV licences to ex-service personnel who are isolated and generally confined to their homes or have limited mobility due to physical or mental health reasons.  They are now expanding this help to begin to offer tablets to people who would benefit more from this. To […]