An Overview of Welfare Support for UK Military Veterans

Introduction The provision of welfare support for UK veterans was set up in its current form in 1948, to ensure those ex-service personnel with welfare needs were supported by the State. All of the below links go to webpages on the official UK Government website (gov.uk) or NHS. What is Veterans UK? Veterans UK provide… Read More

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What Aid and Support is a British Veteran and their Family Entitled to Overseas?

Did you know that Veterans can access the same services provided by the Ministry of Defence no matter where in the world they live? Veterans’ Gateway is the first point of call for veterans needing support, signposting veterans to support organisations within their local area or country of residence. The service offers a 24/7 Instant… Read More

3 Labour Market Challenges Veterans Face

Introduction It might seem counterintuitive, but veterans, on aggregate, make more money in the civilian workforce than non-veterans do at every stage of their career. That does not mean, however, that there are not job search and labour market challenges veterans face that make finding jobs and careers more difficult. Spending a substantial amount of… Read More

Tips for Writing Military-to-Civilian Resumes

Introduction Military veterans enter the civilian working world with a diverse skillset and a wealth of experience, often dealing with heavy, high-stakes responsibilities. Unfortunately, most civilians have no notion (or a skewed view of) what the military is up to or how to decipher military jargon. A transitioning veteran must build a military-to-civilian resume/CV that… Read More

New Training Course for those Aiding Service Leavers

Troops helping colleagues make the transition to civvy street must now book onto Army resettlement information staff courses. The mandatory training prepares those taking on the first-line responsibilities of helping leavers, and they must complete the package within six weeks of assuming the job. Refer to ABN 065/2021 for further details. Reference Soldier. (2021) Resettlement… Read More

Veterans and Future Competition for ‘Civilian’ Jobs

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… Read More

Is Obesity Pharmacotherapy Effective in Achieving Clinically Meaningful Weight Loss in Veterans?

Research Paper Title Obesity Pharmacotherapy is Effective in the Veterans Affairs Patient Population: A Local and Virtual Cohort Study. Background Obesity is a major public health challenge, and the US military veteran population is disproportionately affected. Using deidentified records from a local weight management clinic and a national clinical data repository, obesity pharmacotherapy use and… Read More