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Veterans' Health & Wellbeing - A Distinctive Scottish Approach
This report looks at the current provision of health and social care for veterans in Scotland. It provides an assessment of where things currently stand and what the future might hold, alongside findings and recommendations aimed at the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and their partners. Its ambition is two-fold: firstly, to see the mainstream and specialist provision for veterans protected and enhanced, especially for those with the most severe and life-changing conditions; and, secondly, to ensure veterans’ healthcare is a properly planned and embedded feature of the new health and social care landscape in Scotland.
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Why is Cyber Security a Good Career Option for Veterans?
Nick Hartley, a former RAF Group Captain now working in business development for BT Security, explains why cyber security is a good industry for veterans.
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Unforgotten Forces
A consortium of organisations, which includes Poppyscotland, has been awarded £4 million from the Aged Veterans Fund to undertake a three-year programme of support for older veterans over the age of 65 and their families in Scotland.
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Burma Star Memorial Fund
The Burma Star Memorial Fund is embarking on an exciting new Remembrance Project and needs some help. It plans to set up an online ‘Remembrance Book’ which will include as many of the veterans of the ‘Burma Campaign’ as possible.
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Top industry group pledges to support veteran entrepreneurs
One of Britain’s leading business groups has pledged to support veterans looking to set up or expand their own business.
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Support for Armed Forces leavers and veterans
This week sees the launch of a website to help to support veterans and ex-military in employment.
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Veterans Placement and Talent Bank
Bright Green Business are currently advertising two posts for the Veterans Placement Programme
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New plans for military flexable working
Service personnel will be able to apply for enhanced flexible working opportunities after the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill became law on the 8th February.
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New research shows armed forces charities helping tens of thousands access education and employment
Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and the Directory of Social Change (DSC) today (3 October) release the report Focus On: Armed Forces Charities’ Education and Employment Provision, which reveals that a small number of charities provide a much-needed range of educational and employment services to 35,800 people in the Armed Forces Community.
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Armed Forces and Veterans Champions Gathering
Monday 2nd October sees Armed Forces and Veterans Champions from across Scotland meeting in Glasgow City Chambers to consider matters affecting members of the Armed Forces and Veterans Community.
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Veterans' Health & Wellbeing in Scotland - Are We Getting it Right?
A short 'think piece' by the Veterans Commissioner on key health issues for the veterans community. No recommendations contained but early conclusions on key issues.
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Forces in Mind Trust launches the Transition Mapping Study 2017: Continue to Work Report
The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), established to help ex-Service men and women, and their families, make a successful transition back to civilian life, today [25th July 2017] launched its Continue to Work report by Kantar Futures, at the Royal Air Force Club, London
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SSAFA – Our Pledge to our Armed Forces, Veterans and their Families 2017-2022
We are immensely proud that, in 2016 alone, we assisted more than 67,000 individuals in many different ways, but always to alleviate suffering and hardship. It is imperative that we balance the needs of our beneficiaries alongside a structured plan which ensures that the charity maintains financial sustainability in what is likely to be a challenging climate up to 2022 and beyond.
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Mental health strategy at major international veterans conference
Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood launches innovative mental health strategy at major international veterans conference
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FiMT and LGA release second edition of ‘Our Community – Our Covenant’ report
The second edition of the ‘Our Community – Our Covenant’ report was released today (26 June), commissioned by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) working in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA) to identify further ways to improve the local delivery of the Government’s Armed Forces Covenant.
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FiMT and DSC release “Focus On: Armed Forces Charities’ Mental Health Provision” report
Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and the Directory of Social Change (DSC) today (20 June) release the report Focus On: Armed Forces Charities’ Mental Health Provision which, for the first time, provides an account of the range and diversity of mental health support from UK Armed Forces charities.
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Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report published
The fifth Armed Forces Covenant annual report has been presented to parliament today, showing good progress on providing support for the Armed Forces Community.
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