Veterans: Advisory Services

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th April 2019.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support he is providing to the Veterans’ Gateway to support the ex-forces community.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is wholly supportive of the Veterans' Gateway, which provides a one-stop service to better support the veterans' community and help in accessing public, private and charitable services in the UK through a free 24/7 telephone number and dedicated website.

A £2 million grant from the MOD's Covenant Fund was awarded to the Consortium, which is led by the Royal British Legion, to fund the set up and running costs for the first two years. The MOD has subsequently provided an additional £250,000 to fund core Veterans' Gateway activities, and a further £108,000 to enable a six-month outreach trial.

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