HEALTH / WELL-BEING

Veterans’ Health Needs Assessment

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This document addresses the health needs that some veterans may present with during the transition from military to civilian life. It recognises that most Service Leavers make a smooth transition, but some will require intervention and ongoing support. This assessment seeks to understand the characteristics of the veteran population and their specific needs to ensure that local services are adequate to meet these needs. Although this assessment has been carried out by a specific County Council in the UK, findings provide insights that are transferable to other veteran populations.