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Veteran’s 3-day Course
6 days ago
Thistle are running a shortened version of our veterans lifestyle management course that we hope will act as a taster for those who’ve not participated in a course before and top-up for those who’ve already experienced the full 10 week course.
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POPPY FACTORY CELEBRATES LIVING WAGE COMMITMENT
8 days ago
Its team of 41 Armed Forces veterans hand assemble more than five million poppies and 12,000 wreaths every year, but now Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory (LHPF) can add another feather to its cap after becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer.
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Welcome to Veterans-Assist Scotland

We recognise that for many Veterans and their families, some aspects of life after leaving the Services can be challenging.  With over 60 Veterans’ organisations in Scotland alone, we understand that it can be frustrating to find just the right person to help with a problem.  And we know that whether you have been “in” for 3 years or 30 years, or “out” for 6 weeks or 6 years, problems will arise that could use some help.

This website has been set up to put in one place most of the resources you might need, whether it is finding the right school or college for you or your kids; options for somewhere to live; getting access to a War Disablement pension; or finding a route into employment.  You will find some topics duplicated under more than one heading; this is for ease of access and to make it more likely that you will find what you need.

For those who work in Veterans support organisations, please check out the Resources tab; there may be something useful for you there.

We are  not perfect, so there may be some resources and organisations that we have missed.   If you know of some, please let us know through the Contacts tab so we can share it.  Because when Veterans work together, they make life better for Veterans.

 

Covenant Fund

The funding priorities for the Covenant Fund from April 2017 to March 2018 have been set as follows:

  • families in stress

  • strengthening local government delivery of the covenant

  • Armed Forces Covenant: local grants

  • a single grant to produce a map of need for the Covenant Fund

  • a single grant to produce an outcomes framework for the Covenant Fund

The time scales for each of these priorities are listed in the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covenant-fund

 

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