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Looking ahead to the next ten years, the UK Government Strategy for Our Veterans sets the intent for delivery of public services to Veterans across the UK. The consultations that will follow this publication will use the best ideas to establish how to make this happen.

Below are the links to the Strategy itself and the online Consultation form for you to contribute your views.

“The publication of the Veterans’ Strategy today represents a further significant step towards delivering the Armed Forces Covenant and ensuring a successful and sustainable future for all those who have served in our Armed Forces. We welcome its aspirational nature and the cross-Government commitment to it but – as the Strategy itself notes – more remains to be done. The forthcoming consultation process must now review and set out in detail how the Strategy is to be implemented, if its target outcomes are to be met. We will be encouraging our membership to participate fully in this process. Two aspects of the forthcoming work are key to ensuring the Strategy’s successful implementation.

The strong relationship between the Armed Forces charity sector and Government will continue to be at the heart of ensuring that Veterans access the help and support they need.  If the sector is to continue to pick up responsibility where gaps in governmental provision widen, then this relationship needs to develop further, and Government must look to improve support to the sector where it can. Regional disparities in the delivery of support, too, still need to be addressed, and we look forward to working with key stakeholders throughout the UK to develop and shape more effective and efficient support to beneficiaries at a regional level. The Strategy provides the framework for change in both regards but the detail must now be determined and implemented.” – Chairman of Cobseo, General Sir John McColl KCB CBE DSO


Consultation Paper to Enter Your Views HERE


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