Fierce competition for civilian jobs and a military with less of a public profile mean veterans are set to face “significant challenges” in future, a report has claimed.
The Lifting Our Sights: Beyond 2030 study from the Forces in Mind Trust also highlights that the changing nature of conflict could have unforeseen medical effects on troops.
And it predicts that cash-strapped charities might find it harder to support veterans who fall on hard times.
The document recommends that government, businesses and good causes better collaborate to ensure ex-personnel are not left at a disadvantage.
You can download the full report from https://www.liftingoursights.org.uk/.
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