An important aspect of the SVC role is to provide scrutiny and supportive challenge to policy makers and those providing services to the veterans’ community. Beginning in 2019, the SVC has published an annual electronic Progress Report tracking the progress made in implementing the Commissioner’s recommendations from his/her thematic reports. The electronic reports highlight successes as well as areas requiring more attention.
Since the office of SVC was established in 2014 the Commissioner has completed 9 thematic reviews resulting in a total of 81 recommendations, 63 made by the first Commissioner and a further 18 outcomes-focused recommendations made by the second Commissioner. Future recommendations will all be outcomes-focused.
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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/
#SupportForVeterans #ScottishVeteransFund #VeteransSupport
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