Publication of Lord Etherton’s review

Lord Etherton has completed an independent review into the service and experience of LGBT veterans who served prior to 2000. It includes a number of references and recommendations in relation to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, which may be of interest to the Armed Forces community and those who […]

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10 Things to know about a veteran

The aim of the ’10 Things to know about a veteran’ is to provide a range of stakeholders with the basic knowledge that can support their work with veterans. 10 things is now on gov.uk page which can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/10-things-to-know-about-a-veteran  

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Veterans’ Survey

The Veterans’ Survey is being carried out by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It aims to learn more about the lives of the UK Armed Forces community, veterans and their families. Find out all about the survey, who can take part and what to expect.  Veterans’ Survey […]

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Op COURAGE survey – have your say

Op COURAGE 6-week survey: have your say! NHS England wants to hear people’s views about mental and physical health services for veterans in England April 2022.  NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched a survey to find out people’s views and experiences of veterans mental and physical health services. The information gathered will be used […]

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Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Veteran’s Project

Defence Accreditation Forum members have been working closely with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) on a Veterans’ Project. This week the first major piece of work was launched focusing initially on Infantry soldiers wishing to settle in Scotland after leaving the services. More information can be found on the SCQF website. Also, The […]

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Publication of the Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2018

The seventh Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report was published on 21 November 2018. The report this year focuses on the tangible progress made in delivering the covenant. In particular, it acknowledges the Nation’s improved understanding of the needs of the armed forces community as well as recognising the values and skills the armed forces community […]

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First ever UK-wide veterans strategy launched

The first ever UK-wide strategy on the delivery of support for veterans was published on 14 November 2018. Produced jointly between the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments, and including the Northern Ireland Office, the ‘Strategy for our veterans’ outlines a new vision and principles to support those who served, as well as their families, in […]

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New support service for veterans launches

A new drop-in centre to support ex-service men and women or their families has been set up at Stafford Library. Ex-service men and women or their families will now be able to get emotional, financial and practical support at the library on Fridays between 10am and 2pm. The drop-in sessions are being offered through local […]

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