Progress Report 2022
Posted on November 16 2022 at 15:06
On 16 November I published my first independent assessment of progress in the delivery of recommendations made to Scottish Ministers which aim to make things better for Scotland’s 250,000 veterans and their families.
This is the fourth year the progress assessment has been published and my assessment shows considerable progress, despite my fears that the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic would result in a slowing pace of delivery. There does however remain some stubborn challenges in putting some SVC recommendations into practice – which I intend to take a close look at in the next 6 months – and my concern that the cost-of-living crisis may derail or slow the pace of delivery of some priorities.
You can get more information about my 2022 assessment of progress here.
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👏 Congratulations to the 17 projects awarded a share of the Scottish Veterans Fund 2023-24 to help them continue providing ex-service personnel with support for physical and mental health, financial, employment and cost of living challenges.
Pictured is Veterans Minister Graeme Dey visiting Community Veterans Support in Glasgow. The organisation has been awarded £18,536 for its Warmer, Healthier, Safer Veterans project which is providing food, peer support and financial advice to veterans facing challenges as a result of the cost of living crisis.
Read more about the Fund here: https://gov.scot/news/supporting-veterans/
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3 days ago
Really interesting visit to @combatstress yesterday to meet with staff and veterans at their new Edinburgh Hub. It was great to hear more about their services and veterans' personal experiences of using them. #veteransmentalhealth #veteransvoices #itsokaytoaskforhelp
1 week ago
I recently had the pleasure to visit Sight Scotland Veterans’ Hawkhead Centre in Paisley and see first hand the outstanding work they do supporting veterans with sight loss across the country.
Learn more on our website via the link in our bio.
2 weeks ago
A Forces Pension Society campaign is encouraging #veterans who may have unclaimed pension benefits to come forward. This could be anyone aged 60 or over who served after April 1975.
If you or someone you know could be eligible, get info about making a claim at support.veteransgateway.org.uk/app/answers/detail/a_id/395
#ForcesPensionSociety #ForcesPensions #VeteransPensions
3 weeks ago