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Location of armed forces pension and compensation recipients: 2020

This annual Statistical Bulletin provides summary statistics on the location of UK Armed Forces veterans in receipt of an occupational pension, and service personnel and veterans awarded compensation for service-attributable injury/illness, as at 31 March 2020. Summary statistics are presented…

Evaluation of The Positive Futures Programme 2016-2018

Positive Futures was developed to engage with working-age veterans who are struggling with transition from military to civilian life. Venture Trust is a national (Scotland) voluntary organisation delivering intensive wilderness experiences and community based life and social skills development programmes.…

Veterans’ Transition Review: Follow-up Report 2017

The original Veterans' Transition Review makes a number of recommendations concerning education and training, resettlement and employment, housing, health, welfare and the third sector, finance, advocacy and the Armed Forces covenant, information provision, and reservists. The report reviews the policies in…

What America Owes Its Veterans – A Better System of Care and Support

Each year, the U.S. military recruits some 175,000 young Americans. At the heart of its pitch is a sacred promise to take care of those who serve—what President Abraham Lincoln described in his second inaugural address as the national duty…

Transition Support for Vulnerable Service Leavers in the U.K.: Providing Care for Early Service Leavers

There is little research focusing on the transition experiences of early service leavers (ESLs) in the United Kingdom. This article brings together both qualitative and quantitative data to identify key challenges regarding transition. Quantitative results suggest that ESLs are not…

Veterans’ Transition Review: Follow-up Report 2016

The original Veterans' Transition Review makes a number of recommendations concerning education and training, resettlement and employment, housing, health, welfare and the third sector, finance, advocacy and the Armed Forces covenant, information provision, and reservists. The report reviews the policies in…

Understanding the Early Service Leaver

Previous studies have shown that Early Service Leavers (ESL) are at increased risk of adverse socio-economic outcomes such as unemployment, homelessness and crime, as well as poor mental health. The Scottish Veterans Health Study enabled exploration of long-term health outcomes…