On 14 November, the Scottish Government, along with the other governments of the United Kingdom, launched the Strategy For Our Veterans. The strategy sets out the vision, principles and aims which will drive our support for veterans in the future. It covers 6 themes, as follows:
- Community and Relationships
- Employment, Education and Skills
- Finance and Debt
- Health and Wellbeing
- Making a Home in Civilian Society
- Veterans and the Law
Following the launch of the strategy, the Scottish Government is consulting with stakeholders on the services and support for veterans in Scotland. The consultation will cover public, private and 3rd sector stakeholders, including veterans charities and representative groups of veterans themselves.
The work of the Scottish Veterans Commissioner will also play an important part of the evidence to inform how we implement the strategy in Scotland.