Yesterday I asked the Defence Minister what the Government is doing to support our Veterans.
I warmly welcome the significant progress that has been made in a range of veterans’ support and services, including in healthcare, housing and employment, since the launch of the Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan in January 2022. The Action Plan set out specific provisions to help make Britain the best place in the world to be a veteran by 2028, underpinned by over £70 million to help support veterans and their families between 2022-2024.
Additionally, the Ministry of Defence works closely with the NHS and service charities to ensure that veterans who have been physically injured have access to appropriate care. For example, the Veterans Trauma Network aims to provide a safety net for trauma-recovering veterans and transitioning Service personnel, to ensure their life-long healthcare needs are met. Furthermore, the Veterans’ Gateway, provided by a consortium of veteran charities, provides 24/7 support and advice to veterans and their families. This includes help with health concerns, housing, employment, and finance, all issues which disproportionately affect disabled veterans.