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Veterans hidden in plain sight - Count Them In

Count Them In campaign

Despite an estimated 1 in 10 of the UK population being members of the Armed Forces community, there's very limited information about where they are or what their needs might be.

Veteran Darren Fuller painted outside the Houses of Parliament

Darren Fuller

Darren served 20 years in the Army, completing tours to Northern Ireland, Macedonia, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2008, he lost his lower right arm while serving in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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Veteran Frank Simpson painted in front of a book case

Frank Simpon

Frank joined the Royal Artillery in 1969, and served his country for over 16 years. During this time he completed four tours of Northern Ireland and finished as a Bombardier.
Veteran David Iveson painted in a football stadium

David Iveson

David joined the Army in 2004 and served as a Lance Corporal, completing two tours of Iraq.

Without information on those who are serving, veterans and their families, it's hard to provide them the support they deserve.

The Government’s official statistics body, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), along with their devolved equivalents, are already starting to plan what questions will be in the next UK census.

We have a chance to influence the questions they'll include.

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