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The Map of Need: identifying and predicting the spatial distribution of financial hardship in Scotland’s veteran community

During military service, many household costs for both married and single service personnel are subsidised, and transition can leave veterans unprepared for the financial demands of civilian life. Armed Forces organisations such as Sailor, Soldier, Air Force Association (SSAFA) play…

Armed Forces Charities’ Financial Support

As in the civilian population, financial wellbeing is an important aspect of the lives of those in the armed forces community. Financial stressors, which can occur both during and after service, have wide-reaching implications for many other parts of individuals’…

Living with mesothelioma: A qualitative study of the experiences of male military veterans in the UK

Purpose: The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world. Evidence in the United States suggests that mesothelioma may disproportionately affect military veterans. However, there has been no investigation of the experience of UK veterans living with mesothelioma.…

Finance Snapshot Bullets

Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of complex issues in relation to the Armed Forces (AF), and to support decision-making processes by bridging gaps between academic research, government and charitable policy, service provision and public opinion. Snapshots are aimed primarily…

Finance Snapshot

Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of complex issues in relation to the Armed Forces (AF), and to support decision-making processes by bridging gaps between academic research, government and charitable policy, service provision and public opinion. Snapshots are aimed primarily…

Making the Benefits System Fit for Service: Improving Support for Veterans with Military Compensation (full report and executive summary available)

Findings from this research provide an important insight into the way the welfare benefits system works for veterans, and aim to provide a significant contribution to the wider research on the issue. This report highlights areas of concern, which although…
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Gambling and military Service: Characteristics, comorbidity, and problem severity in an epidemiological sample

Active military members and veterans both show elevated risk of Gambling Disorder. However, research comparing these groups to civilians in epidemiological samples is sparse. There is also some research suggesting that there is a stronger association between military service and…

Support for UK Veterans

The Annual Population Survey of Veterans residing in Great Britain and the Census 2011: Working Age UK Armed Forces Veterans Residing in England & Wales produced by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) provide a range of statistics about the veteran…

The RAF Family – experiences from around the world. Survey Highlights Report.

Our online survey identified that RAF Personnel and their families are posted across a wide range of locations worldwide, in a variety of work and cultural contexts. The survey examined motivations for volunteering for overseas Service, experiences of preparing and…

Unemployment and benefit claims by UK veterans in the new millennium: results from a record linkage study

Benefits data were matched with data on the mental health, demographics and military-related variables for 7942 veterans who had previously served as regulars and transitioned to civilian life between 2003 and 2016. Associations between demographic and service-related factors and benefit…