Grant to support older veterans and their families

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A CONSORTIUM of organisations, led by Poppyscotland, has been awarded £4 million from the Aged Veterans Fund to undertake a three-year programme of support for older veterans and their families in Scotland.

Unforgotten Forces, a collaboration of 14 leading organisations, will deliver a range of new services and enhancements in areas, including advice, access to healthcare, social isolation and respite, along with creative activities and events for those in care settings.

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Poppyscotland chief executive Mark Bibbey said: ‘If a veteran is engaged with one organisation, they can immediately be referred to another – or multiple consortium members if required.

‘Each partner will also have a sound understanding of what others offer and each will effectively be a door to the whole partnership.’