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As the veteran community is continuously growing we have expanded our medical welfare service to support veterans when they are receiving medical care. Our Welfare Officers are experts in their field, drawn from a variety of backgrounds including healthcare, social work and counselling, and many are veterans of the Armed Forces themselves.The Aged Veteran Project supports veterans aged 65 and over, their family members and carers. We currently support Aged Veterans in Bristol and Somerset, Greater Manchester, Herefordshire, Nottinghamshire and Scotland. The projects are supported by the Aged Veterans Fund funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds.
Our Welfare Officers are aware of challenges facing veterans and offer practical and emotional support to those receiving medical treatment. Wed can make an independent and impartial early needs assessment and identify issues that may affect a patient’s well-being. Our support is tailored to individual needs and may include a confidential and impartial listening ear, helping to explain and resolve any medical care issue, signpost and support referrals to other organisations for support. As well as supporting veterans themselves, we liaises with and supports family members and the bereaved.
Please follow the links below for more information and how to contact us. The Aged Veteran Medical Welfare Service currently operates in the following areas:
Our Welfare Officers are here to help if you are over 65 years old and are receiving medical treatment in Bristol and Somerset. Let our highly trained staff take the strain of your worries while you concentrate on your recovery.Read more
Our team in Greater Manchester are working alongside Wigan Council, local health service providers and the voluntary sector to provide welfare support to veterans over the age of 65. Find out about how we could help you.Read more