We are proud to be part of an expert network of organisations that help support the Armed Forces community in the UK and abroad through Veterans’ Gateway, the first point of contact for veterans and their families seeking support. Veterans’ Gateway makes finding the right support easier and quicker – no matter where you are or what you need.
Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of Armed Forces charities including Combat Stress, The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, and Connect Assist. A group of referral partners also back the service, allowing Veterans’Gateway to refer people to specialist organisations both within and outside of the Armed Forces sector.
This is first time a group of charities have come together formally to deliver such a service to benefit the Armed Forces community.
How does Veterans’ Gateway Work?
Veterans’ Gateway gives access to a network of organisations, making it easy for veterans and their families to connect with the help, advice and support they need from their first point of contact. Their team of advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and many are veterans themselves. They assess people at the first point of contact, ensuring they are quickly referred to the organisation that is best placed to support them, such as Combat Stress.
Sue Freeth, Chief Executive of Combat Stress said;
“Veterans’ have often told me that before they found Combat Stress they did not know where to turn for support. The launch of the Veterans’ Gateway will help individuals in that situation and ensure they are able to find the right support for them. We hope that this will encourage more veterans to come forward and access the help available.
“It is a great step forward for the Armed Forces community and we’re delighted to be a part of the network.”
Veterans’ Gateway also has an extensive Self Help service, allowing veterans to search for help and advice independently.
To learn more about Veterans’ Gateway visit: veteransgateway.org.uk/about
Helpline phone number, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0808 802 1212