Supporting and Serving Military Veterans in Northern Ireland

Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley, C Armour, Jana Ross, Emma Walker, Martin Robinson

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

In summary, the NIVHWS seeks to identify the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the veteran population in NI, outline the system of support currently available to NI veterans, and identify ways in which this may be optimised. Further details of the various aims of the NIVHWS can be found in the full report corresponding to this executive summary. The full report is the first of a series of outputs from the NIVHWS, the purpose of which is three-fold: • Scope existing mental health and support arrangements and channels of communication between the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and other authorities, including charities; • Scope existing service provision, identify obstacles to such provision and any gaps or unnecessary duplication; and • Recommend how existing mechanisms to underpin support to veterans might be improved, including relationships with statutory bodies, and suggest new mechanisms to be developed. Using both empirical and secondary data, informed by in-depth stakeholder engagement at all stages of development, the report provides the first comprehensive overview of services and support1 available to veterans living in NI (see Pozo & Walker, 2014). It frames these services with an outline of the relevant legislation and policy, and the social and political context
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages141
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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