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Scottish Government Progress against SVC Recommendations

When I started as Scottish Veterans Commissioner in September 2018, a fundamental question I wanted an answer to was the progress made by the Scottish Government against the 63 recommendations my predecessor, Eric Fraser made across his four key reports.

I requested a status report from the Scottish Government which I received in January 2019, and since then, my office has analysed it further and applied standard RAG (Red, Amber, Green) status reporting based on the facts supplied.  The RAG status is my assessment of how well we are doing set against the original recommendations.

The report below outlines all of the recommendations and the RAG status applied to each of them based on the update provided by the Scottish Government. You can read the update for each recommendation by clicking the link in the column on the right.

You can read more about the background of the reports and recommendations, our approach to analysing progress, and what I feel are the key achievements and challenges highlighted by the report, here.

Implemented, but work should continue
Partially implemented/ ongoing
Not yet implemented

The recommendations are grouped by report, and you can go directly to the relevant section of the table here:

Veterans Health and Wellbeing – A Distinctive Scottish Approach

The Veterans Community – Employability, Skills and Learning

Housing for Service Leavers & Veterans in Scotland

Transition in Scotland