Medical Welfare for the older Veteran Community
About the service
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 Herefordshire and Scotland.
What we do
Our Welfare Officers are aware of challenges facing veterans and offer practical and emotional support to those receiving medical treatment. We 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 liaise with and support family members and the bereaved.