Health and Wellbeing Organisations

NHS Inform
Providing a co-ordinated approach and a single source of quality assured health information for the public in Scotland.


Blind Veterans UK - (St Dunstans)

Provide lifelong support for blind and visually impaired ex-Servicemen and women.


BLESMA, British Limbless Ex Service Men's Association


Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health.

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

The St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is a registered charity that works for the Ministry of Defence and with other charitable partners to provide practical and emotional support to military personnel, their families and other entitled civilians when they are in hospital, rehabiltation or recovery centres.  



Erskine offers a unique quality of care with the provision of physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, podiatry and enhanced medical care on-site. 


Lady Haig Poppy Factory

Employ around 40 disabled ex-Servicemen.  It hand manufactures 5,000,000 poppies and associated items each year.  It also makes and sells 8,000 wreaths annually and  runs a framing business.


SAMH practical guide to working with Scotland's Veterans
Contact SAMH on 0141 568 7000
Armed Forces and Veterans Issues Team Scottish Government.

Scottish War Blinded

For all veterans with sight loss. The charity delivers a wide range of practical emotional and financial support services, membership is open to any veteran in Scotland who either during or subsequent to their service has developed serious sight loss, either as a result of Service or as a result of an accident, or age related or medical condition, which impacts on daily life.



Thistle Foundation

Thistle Foundation is a boundary-pushing, pioneering charity supporting people with disabilities and long term health conditions. We believe that everyone has the right to feel involved and empowered, regardless of their disabilities or health condition. We support people to lead great lives where they are in control.


Veterans First Point

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by Veterans for Veterans and is staffed by an alliance of clinicians and Veterans. The service we provide is free at the point of access and provided as part of the NHS.


William Simpson Homes

Residential Social Care for 44 men with Alcohol Related Brain Damage with underlying mental health illness. 

Respite Care for 6 service users mixed gender as well as 10 day care places, seven days per week. 

Vocational Training through our Approved Centre status for the delivery of S.V.Qs Levels 2,3,4 also A units and V units. 


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.

Veterans health board champions

Erskine Activity Centre

The Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre aims to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of veterans in the community, providing the opportunity to engage with people who have shared experiences and history, learn new skills, explore a number of interests and access support services.

Information Leaflet

Timetable of Events