Veterans' Gateway

The new service makes accessing support much easier for veterans

With many organisations supporting the Armed Forces community, Veterans’ Gateway aims to be the first point of contact for veterans and their families who need support.

Through a consortium of organisations including The Royal British Legion, Veterans’ Gateway makes finding the right support quicker and easier – no matter where you are or what you need.

How does Veterans’ Gateway work?

Veterans’ Gateway will be the first point of contact for veterans and their families to connect with the help, advice and support they need from a network of organisations.

A team of advisors will assess people at this first point of contact, ensuring they are quickly referred to the organisation that is best placed to support them, such as The Royal British Legion.

The team of advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and many are veterans themselves.

Veterans’ Gateway also has an extensive Self Help service, allowing veterans to search for help and advice independently on a range of issues such as housing, employment and finances.

Who is part of Veterans’ Gateway?

Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of Armed Forces charities including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland and Combat Stress. 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.

To learn more about Veterans’ Gateway, visit www.veteransgateway.org.uk/aboutYou can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/veteransgateway and Twitter @VeteransGateway.

For more information, call the helpline, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 0808 802 1212.