Defence news today includes reporting that the Defence Secretary has launched the first ever Government Veterans Strategy and new cross-Government Veterans Unit.
The Sun reports that Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced a new Government Veterans Strategy that will tackle veterans’ homelessness, loneliness, debt problems, and mental health issues. The ground-breaking strategy has been commissioned by the Defence Secretary and it will also be confirmed today that a new Veterans Unit with input from across Whitehall will be created.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
We have a golden opportunity to ensure our veterans get a fair deal for their service and sacrifice to our country.
The vast majority of those leaving the Armed Forces go on to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives, which is a testament to their professionalism and resilience. However, for those who need help it is right that we step forward, create new opportunities, and remind them that they are not alone.
Everybody across our society has a responsibility to make sure we protect those who protected us.
Read more on the Government Veterans Strategy here.