The Scottish Veterans Commissioner is not an ombudsman, therefore does not have the power to investigate individual cases or provide direct support.
However, if you are a member of the veterans community seeking information, advice or support, the following services can help.
Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Veterans Gateway acts as a first point of contact, working to connect you with the most suitable support services as early as possible. You can contact Veterans Gateway using one of the methods listed here.
Veterans Assist – as part of Veterans Scotland – offers a useful website designed to signpost Armed Forces personnel and their families to a range of services best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need from across Scotland.
For more information or to contact Veterans Assist, visit here.
If you are a veteran over the age of 60 and are seeking support, or you wish to refer an older veteran for support, Unforgotten Forces is a consortium of 17 organisations led by Age Scotland to deliver services in a range of areas.
You can get more information about the partners and getting in touch 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/
#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