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Comradeship Circles

We offer members of the ex-service community aged 50 and older regular camaraderie as part of veterans' telephone Comradeship Circles.

A Comradeship Circle is a group of typically six people who chat together by phone at the same time and on the same day each week or fortnight.  Group members can talk about whatever they like.  A member of our team is on hand to connect everyone and ensure the call runs smoothly.  New members receive postal information and a one to one phone call before they start so that the know exactly what's involved.

The service is free (including calls) and open to HM Armed Forces regulars, reservists, National Servicemen and Merchant Navy that have supported a UK miltary operation.  It is also available to their partners, widows and widowers. 

For more information and to sign-up call the Age Scotland helpline on 0800 12 44 222 or email veteransproject@agescotland.org.uk.  If you are contacting us on behalf of an older veteran we will need, alongside their contact details, confirmation that they are aware of this and are happy for us to phone them, including leaving a voicemail message.  We also welcome approaches from veterans’ community groups and associations who would be interested in us setting up a bespoke Comradeship Circle for some of their veterans.

The service is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

‘The format is perfect. You can sit and listen or join in the conversation whatever suits you. You also learn how other people cope with problems which are maybe affecting you.’

Easy going and friendly group of people nice to chat to.

Volunteer with the Comradehip Circles service

Volunteers help us improve the Circles experience for our members.  There are two roles currently available.  Click on the links below to find out more and apply.

Facilitator Volunteer - helping keep the chat going

Technical support volunteer - helping Circles go smoothly

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