Publication - Progress report

Veterans and Armed Forces community: Scottish Government support 2021

This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

Veterans and Armed Forces community: Scottish Government support 2021
Summary of 10 Year Outcomes

Summary of 10 Year Outcomes

Cross-Cutting Factors

1. Collaboration between organisations

Improved collaboration between organisations offers Veterans coherent support.

2. Coordination of Veterans' services

The coordination of Veterans' provision delivers consistent aims and principles over time and throughout the UK, ensuring Veterans, their families and the bereaved are treated fairly compared to the local population.

3. Data on the Veteran community

Enhanced collection, use and analysis of data across the public, private and charitable sectors to build an evidence base to effectively identify and address the needs of Veterans.

4. Public perception and understanding

The UK population value Veterans and understand their diverse experiences and culture.

5. Recognition of Veterans

Veterans feel that their service and experience is recognised and valued by society.

Key Themes

1. Community and relationships

Veterans are able to build healthy relationships and integrate into their communities.

2 .Employment, education and skills

Veterans enter appropriate employment and can continue to enhance their careers throughout their working lives.

3. Finance and debt

Veterans leave the Armed Forces with sufficient financial education, awareness and skills to be financially self-supporting and resilient.

4. Health and wellbeing

All Veterans enjoy a state of positive physical and mental health and wellbeing, enabling them to contribute to wider aspects of society.

5. Making a home in civilian society

Veterans have a secure place to live either through buying, renting or social housing.

6. Veterans and the law

Veterans leave the Armed Forces with the resilience and awareness to remain law-abiding civilians.