Veterans

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  • Calling all UK Armed Forces Veterans! The NHS needs to hear from you.

    Calling all UK Armed Forces Veterans! The NHS needs to hear from you. Calling all UK Armed Forces Veterans! The nhs.uk in England wants to know about your experience accessing care and support for your physical and mental health problems. You can complete an online survey to share your views. For information and to c...
    • 17 May 2022
  • Military Coworking Network Online Event– Life After SFA.

    Military Coworking Network Online Event– Life After SFA. Online Event - Life after SFA - do you dream of owning your own home one day? Join Tinika Sooley and Michelle Gower from Uniform Properties Ltd to find out more about how they are helping military families get their feet on the property ladder with t...
    • 7 May 2022
  • NHS Veterans Mental and Physical Health Services in England - Survey

    NHS Veterans Mental and Physical Health Services in England - Survey 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 to help inform the development and provision of these servic...
    • 13 Apr 2022
  • Falklands 40 Message Board

    Falklands 40 Message Board To mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, RBL have created a message board, so you can pay a tribute and honour the lives and sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community – past and present. View some of the commemorative messages f...
    • 12 Apr 2022
  • The Veterans Railcard. 1/3 Off All Travel. Roger that!

    The Veterans Railcard. 1/3 Off All Travel. Roger that! 1/3 off rail travel for Veterans. Travel in England, Scotland and Wales with the Veterans Railcard. Get yours today.  Visit the Veteran Railcard website to find out more and buy your card: https://www.veterans-railcard.co.uk/  Vis...
    • 2 Apr 2022
  • Admiral Jellicoe House - Portsmouth

    RNBT are delighted to announce that our centenary care home in Portsmouth, Admiral Jellicoe House, is now near completion and accepting new residents. Admiral Jellicoe House will offer resident-centred care and dedicated dementia support to ve...
    • 15 Mar 2022
  • UK Veterans Family Study

    UK Veterans Family Study Are you the current or former spouse/intimate partner or adult child (now 18+) of a military veteran (who has served in the UK Armed Forces (as either a Regular or Reserve) but no longer serves in either) living in England, Scotland, Wales or Norther...
    • 7 Mar 2022
  • New Veterans ID Cards Rolled Out To Service Leavers

    New Veterans ID Cards Rolled Out To Service Leavers The Veterans’ Recognition Scheme has a two-phase rollout. Phase 1 is complete; with Service leavers receiving a recognition card as part of the discharge process. Phase 2 is to extend the scheme to existing veterans so that they can more quickl...
    • 18 Feb 2022
  • Mesothelioma UK

    Mesothelioma UK Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. The charity is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatme...
    • 9 Feb 2022
  • Cancelled - Transition Focus Group Meeting

    Cancelled - Transition Focus Group Meeting With regret, tonight's Transition Focus Group discussion at 1800 has had to be cancelled. The one on February 15th is still due to take place. Check here nearer the date for confirmation.
    • 20 Jan 2022
  • Veteran's Strategy Action Plan 2022 - 2024

    Veteran's Strategy Action Plan 2022 - 2024 The 2018 Strategy for Veterans committed the government to supporting and empowering our veterans. This Action Plan  will show where the Government will go even further to deliver for veterans through to 2024, including in five focal points...
    • 20 Jan 2022
  • Armed Forces Community Virtual Networking Event

    Armed Forces Community Virtual Networking Event Are you transitioning from the Military? Do you want a change of career? Or do you have aspirations to smash new goals? If so then why not join the Armed Forces Community Virtual Networking Event, hosted by Leavers Link: 1900-2030, 25th January,...
    • 11 Jan 2022
  • Transition Focus Group Dates Jan / Feb 2022

    Transition Focus Group Dates Jan / Feb 2022 As part of Royal Navy Transformation, we are looking at a project that supports the transition of Service Personnel through their time within the Royal Navy.  The 'Leave Well' project team are aware that when a Service Person leaves the Royal...
    • 7 Jan 2022
  • Combat Stress - Support With Anger

    Combat Stress - Support With Anger We know that, as a result of military service, veterans can be left with feelings of anger and may notice it to be a problem – this can be for a variety of reasons and may stem from military training and the need to harness anger quickly. I...
    • 27 Dec 2021
  • NHS Armed Forces Brief December 2021 and Op COURAGE Service Contact Map

    NHS Armed Forces Brief December 2021 and Op COURAGE Service Contact Map The latest Health news for the Armed Forces community can be read here COVID-19 Armed Forces Briefing DEC 2021  For the Op Courage Map see the diagram below or the attached PDF.
    • 15 Dec 2021
  • Veteran Friendly GP Practices

    Veteran Friendly GP Practices There are 2.2 million Armed Forces veterans in England.  We are proud to support the RCGP’s Veteran Friendly GP Practice accreditation scheme, enabling practices to deliver the best possible care and treatment to patients who have served i...
    • 26 Nov 2021
  • ‘Onwards & Upwards’- Virtual Support Event for Veterans and the Armed Forces Community

    ‘Onwards & Upwards’- Virtual Support Event for Veterans and the Armed Forces Community If you or someone you know is an Armed Forces veteran and looking for support with anything from finance, employment, skills or health & wellbeing,  tune in for an afternoon of informative conversation around the support available for the ex...
    • 17 Nov 2021
  • Op Courage Access Details Update

    Op Courage Access Details Update Please see attached an updated version of the contact map, containing the direct contact details for patients and the public.If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available from Op COURAGE: The...
    • 26 Aug 2021
  • Sign Up For More Veteran Friendly GP Practices.

    Sign Up For More Veteran Friendly GP Practices. There are nearly 1,000 GP practices in England already accredited as 'veteran friendly', enabling them to deliver the best possible care and treatment for patients who have served in the Armed Forces. As it’s Armed Forces Week, and if you...
    • 29 Jun 2021
  • Veterans Gateway App

     The Veterans’ Gateway a 24-hour point of contact for veterans’ support, has launched an app enabling any ex-Service personnel who are in need to get help...

    • 17 Jun 2021
  • Scottish Government, Veterans and the Armed Forces Community Support, 2020 Report

    The Scottish Government has published its annual report on the support it provides to the Armed Forces Community in Scotland.  Please follow the link to see the report: https://bit.ly/3kQGgMP   
    • 15 Jun 2021
  • Medal Reinstatement Ruling

    Medal Reinstatement Ruling For more information and guidance on the restoration of Military Medals to personnel discharged on the basis of their sexuality follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/military-awards-commemorations    The Compass Network: Royal...
    • 15 Jun 2021