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Poppyscotland is proud to be part of an expert network of organisations that help support the Armed Forces community in the UK and abroad through Veterans’ Gateway, the first point of contact for veterans and their families seeking support.
Veterans’ Gateway makes finding the right support easier and quicker – no matter where you are or what you need.
Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of Armed Forces charities including Poppyscotland, The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Combat Stress and Connect Assist. A group of referral partners also back the service, allowing Veterans’ Gateway to refer people to specialist organisations both within and outside of the Armed Forces sector.
This is first time a group of charities have come together formally to deliver such a service to benefit the Armed Forces community.
How does Veterans’ Gateway Work?
Veterans’ Gateway gives access to a network of organisations, making it easy for veterans and their families to connect with the help, advice and support they need from their first point of contact.
Their team of advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and many are veterans themselves. They assess people at the first point of contact, ensuring they are quickly referred to the organisation that is best placed to support them, such as Poppyscotland.
Gary Gray, Poppyscotland’s Head of Welfare Services said: “Knowing where to turn for advice when times are tough is key to a better future. With so many different organisations out there, knowing where to start can sometimes seem daunting and confusing.
“Veterans’ Gateway will make it quicker and easier for those who needs help to find it, whether that be from the wide range of services Poppyscotland can provide, or by one of the consortium or referral partners.”
Veterans’ Gateway also has an extensive Self Help service, allowing veterans to search for help and advice independently.
To learn more about Veterans’ Gateway click here.
Helpline phone number, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0808 802 1212