How to help our veterans is not about some political glorification of war. It’s about protecting the most vulnerable in society, who often are left on the scrap heap after they have spent their lives in service. While big business gets away with not paying their taxes, often it’s the most vulnerable that suffer.
- Next Door is like a local Facebook. Just download the free software, then set a boundary and use it to post anything: lost pets, job vacancies, sharing tools etc.
- Re-Engage offers volunteer drivers who take lonely old people to Sunday lunch, hosted by a volunteer with a few other people in the community too (they can then make friends and meet up until the next monthly lunch). With present social distancing, many volunteers are offering support by phone instead.
- The Veterans Welfare Service is run by the government, and offers help and advice. You can get support via home or phone, they can help with transition to civilian life, bereavement, disability issues and any life event that needs welfare assistance.
- Combat Stress is a charity that offers mental health support to veterans. They can help men and women dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression and offer specialist treatment and support for veterans.
- Veterans Gateways offers help for veterans. They can put them in touch with organisations that offer help with healthcare, housing, finances and personal relationships, as well as employment training and opportunities.
Big White Wall is an online anonymous community run by over 150 organisations with trained professionals to offer support for anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress. Also visit: