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Scottish Government support for Veterans and the Armed Forces Community in Scotland
On Thursday 16 November 2017 the Scottish Parliament held a debate around the support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community in Scotland. Veterans Scotland welcomes this debate in the Scottish Parliament on the Support for Veterans and the Armed Forces in Scotland and the associated release of the Scottish Governments publication on their support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland.
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Scottish Veterans Fund 2018 - Closing Date 30 November 2017
The Scottish Veterans Fund 2018 is currently still open for applications. The closing date for submission of applications is 30 November 2017.
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Scottish National War Memorial
At this poignant time of year when so many people’s thoughts focus on Remembrance and associated activities, we thought it important to recognise the part that the Scottish National War Memorial has in these events. The National War Memorial for Scotland was established by Royal Charter to commemorate the sacrifice of Scots in the Great War, Second World War and Subsequent conflicts. The memorial within Edinburgh Castle houses and displays the Rolls of Honour of Scots servicemen and women from all the Armed Services, the Dominions, Merchant Navy, Women’s Services, Nursing Services and civilian casualties of all wars from 1914 to date. Further information Scottish National War Memorial is available on their website via the link here.
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Scottish Veterans Fund 2018/19
Veterans and ex-service charities across Scotland will continue to be supported with grant funding from the Scottish Government, the Veterans Secretary Keith Brown has confirmed. Organisations are encouraged to bid for funding to deliver projects that offer new or innovative approaches to tackling the issues veterans face, in areas like health, housing and employment.
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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 First Point Newsletter
Veterans First Point have recently issued their V1P newsletter.
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Veterans First Point Conference Report
A copy of the 2nd Annual Veterans Fist Point Conference report is now available.
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5th October – Walking With The Wounded, the RFEA and Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR) proudly present the Veterans’ Transitional Event.
The aim of the event is to provide ex-servicemen and women with access to job opportunities, work experience, training and volunteering.
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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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BRAVEHOUNDS ARE TOP DOGS IN NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS
Scottish charity wins major award for life-changing and emotive work with veterans
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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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INFORMING SCOTLAND - VETERANS SCOTLAND TO RECEIVE £75,000 TO DELIVER GATHERINGS
Veterans Scotland is delighted to announce that it is to receive a total of £75,000 from the Forces in Mind Trust, over the next three years, in order to engage with decision makers in statutory and third sector organisations across Scotland and inform them about those preparing to leave the Armed Forces and the ex-Service community and to encourage them to ensure that they are equipped to meet their obligations to the Armed Forces Covenant.
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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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