This report evaluates the impact of the work of the Aged Veterans Fund.
There has been research on the numbers and needs of an ageing society yet, relatively little is known about the specific needs of older veterans, and the effectiveness of services specifically developed to meet these needs. In 2016 and 2017, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust funded invested £30 million to the Aged Veterans Fund (AVF) programme. This consisted of 19 portfolio projects to support health, wellbeing, and social care needs for older veterans (born before 1st January 1950) and their families. This report explores the impact of the AVF, with the intent of informing service providers, stakeholders and policy makers, of the lessons learned and the next steps required for the support of older veterans. A retrospective evaluation focused on both the impact of the processes adopted by the programmes, and the outcomes achieved, was commissioned. Qualitative analysis was performed on 78 eligible source documents, from which 10 recurrent themes were identified.
Westminster Centre for Research in Veterans and University of Chester, 2020. An evaluation and critical analysis of the impact of the Aged Veterans Fund. Available at: <https://covenantfund.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Aged-Veterans-Fund-Evaluative-Report.pdf>