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Supporting Older Veterans

With around a quarter of a million military veterans in Scotland, and almost half of them aged 75 and over, we recognise the contribution of the veteran community and the extra support they need. Working in partnership with the Unforgotten Forces consortium, Age Scotland aims to boost the health and wellbeing of veterans in Scotland aged 65 and over.

Our Veteran's Project works to raise awareness of the extra help and support veterans are entitled to, and the fact that only one day's paid service in HM Armed Forces as a regular, reserve, national serviceman or in the merchant means someone may be entitled.

The Veteran's team provide information and advice tailored specifically to veterans including 'The Veteran's Guide to Later Life' and 'Combating Sight and Hearing Loss - Advice for older people with a military service background' (produced in partnership with Action on Hearing Loss and Scottish War Blinded).

The Veterans' Project also provides free training to older people's groups to boost their confidence and capability for working with and supporting older veterans and their families. Helping to reduce loneliness and isolation with older veterans by making community groups a welcoming place for veterans.

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