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Workshops for supporting older ex-Armed Forces

Awareness of Scotland's Older Ex-Armed Forces Community Workshop

If you work or volunteer with a community group or service, our free half-day workshop will enable you to identify those in the older population who are, sometimes unknown to themselves, considered UK veterans or veterans' dependants.  It will offer insight into military life and culture, and introduce you to a range of extra entitlements and support for older members of the ex-service community. Next dates: 

Tue 30th August 2pm-4.30pm (Click for details and to book)

Working in partnership for Scotland's older veterans

This half-day workshop is primarily for paid staff and volunteers in organisations that belong to, or work closely with, the Unforgotten Forces partnership.  The session aims to:

  • Facilitate working relationships and promote collaboration.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of Unforgotten Forces partner services.
  • Develop participant’s capability to make appropriate and effective referrals to Unforgotten Forces partner organisations.

Participants will be asked to do a short e-learning module in advance (approximately half and hour to complete).  The workshop presumes prior awareness of veterans: if you would like to particpate but have no previous experience of veterans, it is recommended that you first attend an 'Awareness of Scotland's older ex-Armed Forces' workshop.  Next dates:

Monday 29th August 2pm-4.30pm (Click for details and to book)

Safeguarding Training - Unforgotten Forces

This online workshop will look at safeguarding considerations when supporting older ex-service men and women.  Booking priority is given to those working or volunteering with an Unforgotten Forces partner charity.

Wed 21st September 2022 - 2pm-4.30pm

Dementia and older veterans awareness - Unforgotten Forces

This online workshop will look at what dementia is and its signs and symptoms, how to support someone living with dementia, how to reduce the risk of dementia, and whether past military experience has a bearing on experiences of dementia in later life.  Booking priority will be given to those working or volunteering with an Unforgotten Forces partner charity. 

Tue 27th September 2pm-4.30pm

About our workshops

Our workshops are delivered alternatively online, using the free Zoom app, and in person.  For Zoom evants all that’s needed is a laptop / computer / tablet / smartphone and an internet connection. We do the rest!  If you have any questions about how the training will work please don't hesitate to email us: veteransproject@agescotland.org.uk

If you would like bespoke workshops for a staff and (or) volunteer group of 4 or more people in your organisation we may be able to arrange that specifically for you: please contact us: veteransproject@agescotland.org.uk.

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