Veterans

Articles with useful resources for veterans

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 […]

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 […]

Finding Your Home On Civvy Street

  This week we are launching our military housing report – Finding Your Home on Civvy Street. The report outlines the findings from our survey which was completed by over 100 people who have, or are still, serving in the military.  The questions focused on the housing advice, information and support pathways people experienced as […]

Job opportunities for WIS veterans

  If you are an ex service man or woman that has been wounded in service (WIS), Sporting Force can help you find work.  They are currently looking for people to work as team leaders for the National Citizen Service 2017 season. The National Citizen Service is a programme that brings together 15-17 year olds from […]