Welcome

We recognise that for many Veterans and their families, aspects of life after leaving the Services can be challenging.  With over 50 Veterans’ organisations in Scotland alone, we understand that it can be frustrating to find just the right person to help with a problem.  

For those who work in Veterans support organisations, please check out the Resources tab; there may be something useful for you there and because we are not perfect, there may be some resources and organisations that we have missed. 

Because when Veterans work together, they make life better for Veterans.

Veterans-Assist Scotland

The Veterans-Assist website has been set up to put in one place most of the resources you might need, whether it is finding the right school or college for you or your kids; options for somewhere to live; getting access to a War Disablement pension; or finding a route into employment.  You will find some topics duplicated under more than one heading; this is for ease of access and to make it more likely that you will find what you need.  If you are looking for information about services or support organisations you may be able to find what you need here.

 

Coronavirus in Scotland

Protect yourself and others:

  • stay at home
  • only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons
  • stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people
  • wash your hands regularly                                                              
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home

Coronavirus symptoms

Common symptoms include:

  • high temperature or fever
  • a persistent cough
  • shortness of breath 

Health advice

Health advice can be found on: NHS Inform.

A free helpline can give advice if you do not have symptoms, but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.

The latest information and advice for professionals and organisations is on the Health Protection Scotland website.

 

Coronavirus in Scotland

Scottish Government Updates on the ongoing coronavirus situation are available on both the NHS Inform website and also on the Scottish Government News updates.  Individuals are advised to keep up to date with the guidance that is being issued as this may change daily.

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

SCVO – Coronavirus Community Assistance Directory

 

Find and offer help in your community

Use the search to find organisations that are able to offer non-medical help directly to people below.
If you are an organisation or professional looking for help, use this search instead.

Information on the website is provided by users and is not verified, so please report any incorrect or inappropriate listings, and never give personal or financial details online to someone you don’t know.

LINK HERE to SCVO Site

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information & guidance

 

Your Organisation and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the confirmation of cases of COVID-19 in Scotland, we have pulled together some information & resources to help you, your organisations and your communities stay safe and healthy.

This information is intended to help you decide what steps you and your organisation may need to take in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have included links to valuable resources on Coronavirus and Covid-19 from a range of organisations which cover the following:

SCVO will be working alongside the Scottish Government and the NHS on how best to support the voluntary sector in Scotland and people in our communities. We’ll keep SCVO members and the wider voluntary sector updated with the latest information on this.

*This page was last updated on 9 March 2020.*

 

Latest News and Blog from the Armed Forces Covenant Trust

https://www.covenantfund.org.uk/blog/

 

 
Veterans Scotland is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in Scotland, SC239808. Registered as a Charity in Scotland, Scottish Charity Number. SC033880.  Veterans Scotland is also an Executive member of The Confederation of Service Charities (Cobseo).    
         
Funded and supported by the Veterans Scotland Membership Organisations.

 

Information, Advice and Guidance

If you are looking for information, advice or guidance on a range of subjects, click on the relevant link below for information on organisations that will be able to assist you further.

Comradeship & Remembrance

Health and Wellbeing

Housing

Support & Employment

News & Updates

Veterans Scotland Newsletter

Read the latest issue of the VS Newsletter and Past issues  here

Find out what is going on in the wider veterans community.  

FiMT - Reports

The Forces in Mind Trust have published a number of reports in relation to the wider veterans community copies of these reports are available here>>

Annual Report and Accounts

A copy of the Veterans Scotland Annual Report and Accounts as at 31 March 2019 is available via the link here

Information Booklet