Defence Secretary launches first ever veterans strategy and new cross government veterans unit

Issues including veterans’ homelessness, loneliness, debt problems, and mental health will be tackled by the new strategy, announced on the 26th April by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. As a result a new Veterans Unit with input from across Whitehall will be created.

Gavin Williamson said:

We have a golden opportunity to ensure our veterans get a fair deal for their service and sacrifice to our country. The vast majority of those leaving the Armed Forces go on to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives, which is a testament to their professionalism and resilience. However, for those who need help it is right that we step forward, create new opportunities, and remind them that they are not alone. Everybody across our society has a responsibility to make sure we protect those who protected us.

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