Advice for Veterans

A guide for people leaving the Armed Forces in Perth and Kinross

A guide for people leaving the Armed Forces in Perth and Kinross

This icon Veterans First guide [2Mb] has been a partnership response between Perth & Kinross Council and our local SSAFA branch to deliver information about what is available to support our Armed Forces veterans in Perth and Kinross.

The guide contains a range of detailed information on the following specific topics:

Housing options

Housing is one of the major concerns for many people when leaving the Armed Forces. Whether you are planning to leave the Service, have left or need adaptations to your current home, staff based at the Housing Options & Support Team in Perth can help.

Health and care

Veterans may need a range of health and care support when leaving the Armed Forces. As well as the information within the booklet you can also find out about the health and social care partnership in Perth and Kinross or other activities through https://yourcommunitypk.org/.

Employment

For many people, including veterans employability isn't about just getting a job; it's about accessing training and learning opportunities and also taking on new skills.

Welfare advice

Most people, including veterans claim benefits at some point in their lives, depending on their circumstances. The welfare benefits system can be complicated and it is not always clear what benefits, if any, someone may be entitled to.

Armed Services Advice Project

The Armed Services Advice Project in partnership with Citizens Advice Bureau provides advice and support for all members of the Armed Forces Community.

Education & schools

Veterans and their families may wish to find out about education and other support services available for them in this area.

Leisure & recreation

Veterans may wish to know more about what sort of leisure and recreational opportunities are available across Perth and Kinross.

Further contacts

A detailed list of organisations and links to the advice and support they provide to veterans is also available in the guide.

Armed Forces Covenant

In December 2012, the Community Covenant Partnership was first signed by the Provost of Perth and Kinross to support those living in the local area who are either serving or who have served in the Armed Forces. This commitment was reaffirmed in September 2017 by Provost Melloy with the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant in the Council Headquarters in Perth.

Silver Award in the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme

For further information contact Armed Forces and Veterans Champion Councillor Chris Ahern or equalities@pkc.gov.uk.