Whether you are Veterans or not, you may like to know more about how the various stakeholders in the Armed Forces Community work together through the Firm Base initiative. Those people and organisations supporting Veterans can also find resources here which will be developed further over coming months.
This booklet includes details of the Armed Forces and Veterans Champions who have been established across Scotland to ensure that those who are serving and have served are not disadvantaged as a result of their service. It also brings together a wide range of help available to both the Armed Forces Community and those supporting them, the majority of which is available via the Internet. It lists some but not all of the organisations that provide support and advice to the Armed Forces Community. Additional information is available from the Veterans-Assist website.
A guide for Service personnel and their families moving to Scotland.
This booklet has been designed to help you with what you need to know about your move. We are a close-knit society and are committed to ensuring that members of the Armed Forces and their family members are fully supported when accessing our services. We have a proud track record of working in close partnership with local authorities, the wider public sector and charities to help us ensure you are able to access the best possible care and support. Ultimately, we hope that you will consider Scotland as your long-term home.
"Age Scotland knows about the issues involved in growing older in Scotland and has developed this guide with the needs of older military veterans in mind. It will point you towards the information you may need and the organisations that exist to help you.
Moving from military to civilian life or relocating from one area to another can be challenging for veterans or serving troops and their families. The information provided here offers practical advice, guidance and support.
Additional Information and advise on a range of subjects relating to the Armed Forces and Veterans Community across Argyll and Bute is also available here.
The Scottish Borders Council have recently re-issued their guide "Civilian Life in the Scottish Borders" which aims to support veterans and their families who already live within the Scottish Borders or are looking to settle within the area. It looks to give information and advice on a number of areas which may be of interest to the veterans community. The link below will take you to a PDF version of the document, however copies are available from the Borders Council on request.
A guide for people leaving the Armed Forces in Perth and Kinross. This has been produced in partnership between Perth & Kinross Council and the local SSAFA branch. It looks to deliver information about what is available to support our Armed Forces veterans in Perth & Kinross. If you wish to view the booklet please click on the link below:
Finding the right home in the right place can be a confusing and stressful experience at any time. It can seem harder when you’re planning to leave the armed forces and facing the uncertainty of transition to civilian life. Having talked to recent service leavers and their families, Housing Options Scotland have pulled together this information for those who may be thinking of leaving the Armed Forces. We also believe it has relevance to serving personnel and their families too, whatever the stage of your career. If you are thinking of either buying or renting your first home or if you are confused by the number of incentive schemes to help get on the housing ladder, the booklet contains a lot of useful information.
A Guide to Services for the Armed Forces Community in the North of Scotland.
There are a number of organisations that produce variety of self-help guides, below are links to the NHS guides and leaflets that may be of help to the wider veterans community and those supporting and assisting them.
These Leaflets cover a range of subjects and are delivered in a number of different formats (i.e. PDF, Video, Audio and British Sign Language)
FiMT have funded a number of reports recently which look at a wide range of subjects relating to transition from service and the support available. The link below will navigate you to the various reports that have been produce as a result of this funding. Click here for the link
In July 2018, the Cobseo Executive Committee issued a Governance Practices Aide Memoire and supporting Information Note. These documents are designed to cover the governance topics found in the non-statutory Charity Governance Code in England & Wales and similar codes in the other home nations.
Following the release of these documents, a self-reporting tool has been produced for Members to self-assess the consistency of their governance practices with the Aide Memoire.
The tool was developed by a Working Group of large and small Members, and is designed to be easy and quick to use. After conducting a pilot exercise with 15% of the Membership in late 2018, the Cobseo Executive Committee approved its use by all Full and Regimental Members once every two years of continuing Membership, starting in 2019.
The self-reporting tool assists Members to demonstrate that they are achieving a good level of governance or show where they can improve their governance measures to achieve a good level of governance.
Please note, this is a living document that will be amended if or when the law or guidance changes. Any changes will be highlighted and explained in the Cobseo Weekly News.
Members are invited to discuss their self-evaluation with Cobseo to identify the support and assistance available. To do so, please complete the self-reporting tool and then forward the Excel file to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Member Self-Reporting Tool *Organisation Name*’.
The 2019 target date for current Full and Regimental Members to complete the tool on behalf of their organisations is Friday 28 June 2019. The tool can be downloaded using the link below:
There is also a short how-to guide available for any Members requiring additional help – click here for the guide.