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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Congratulations to all the winners of the Employer Recognition Scheme awards
Reservist and entrepreneur Neel Singh saw his glass as being more than half full when he took over the ownership of Dorking Brewery last year.
The Sandbag Times is an online magazine written by veterans, for veterans. It contains all the latest national and international armed forces and veterans news. This month’s issue is now available to read online. For information about support and advice on veterans, please take a look at the Veterans page on this website or visit […]
A new 24-hour service will help veterans access the support they need quickly and easily as they transition from military to civilian life.