The UK government has given the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) a £5 million funding boost.
The newly created government set-up ensures that ex-Servicemen and women have access to medical treatment and training.
It will also tackle the growing number of homeless veterans.
Charities, MP’s and stakeholders have often expressed the need for a coordinated approach to caring for former Armed Forces personnel.
The new office sits within the Cabinet Office and will pull together all functions of government, and better co-ordinate charity sector provision.
Most senior officer injured in combat in Afghanistan, who went on to become Director of Recovery at Help for Heroes, is heading up the OVA.
The OVA has been tasked with improving veterans’ services in areas such as mental health, employment and housing.
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