What is the Veterans Gateway?
Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities to provide veterans, living both within the UK and abroad, with a single point of contact for support and advice. The organisations that make up the Veterans’ Gateway consortium are Royal British Legion, SSAFA, PoppyScotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist.
Veterans’ Gateway understands that it can be difficult for individuals to know which organisation they need to contact for their specific needs, so they try to make this process quick and easy by using the ‘Self Help’ pages on their website. Here Veterans can find advice on a range of subjects including housing, employment, mental well-being, physical health, family and communities, finance, and living independently. The search engine facility of the website helps users find relevant, local organisations who can offer specific support for their needs.
Veterans are encouraged to learn new skills and research topics for themselves rather than relying on someone else to do it for them. This hopefully empowers them to take control and influence their own future.
The website also tries to reassure Veterans who find themselves in crisis that it is ok to need to talk to someone, be listened to and supported and directs them to call Samaritans who offer a listening service or the emergency services.
The contact centre, Veterans’ Gateway is available via phone, text, email and online chat 24/7 to ensure that no matter what time or day, help is available.
You can also use the Self Help service to find the information yourself.
You can find Veterans’ Gateway on Facebook and Twitter for news and information @VeteransGateway
All information can be found on the Veterans’ Gateway website www.veteransgateway.org.uk
If you need urgent help you can contact the Veterans’ Gateway team immediately
You can speak to one of the Veterans’ Gateway t
eam by phone or email.
They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to put you in touch with the help you need, or direct you to the information you are looking for.
If you require more immediate support please call 999 or NHS 111 if you have a non-emergency