We fund projects to improve:
- Understanding of veterans’ health needs and clinical priorities
- Faster ‘triage’ of veteran health and wellbeing issues
- Awareness of veteran health and wellbeing support pathways
- Recognition of veterans at the point of presentation
- Understanding of veterans’ mental health
- Understanding of common addictions in the ex-Service community
- Quality of life support in relation to conditions attributable to service in the Armed Forces
- Health and wellbeing understanding and support for families
- ‘Intelligent’ network of health and wellbeing provision for veterans and families
We do this to ensure that:
- Ex Service personnel receive appropriate mental health care that recognises factors attendant to service in the Armed Forces.
- There exists an appropriately resourced and easily accessible mental health research programme to build organisations’ capacity to deliver evidence-based prevention and rehabilitation.
- Ex Service personnel are able to access appropriate (veteran aware) physical care with treatment and support to the optimum standard available.
- A health and social care network exists that meets veterans and families needs, particularly on addictive behaviours, domestic violence, abuse, resilience, loneliness & isolation.
- A consistent and high level provision of care and support is available, in-service to post-service, especially in relation to long term conditions attributable to service.
- There is appropriate compensation and quality of life support whenever applicable.
The programme has two main workstreams; 'The Person' (the 'Understand') function of the veterans and families' condition, behaviours and need (including the nature of health inequalities), and 'The Provider' (the 'Deliver') function of health and service provision (including recognising the veteran in the system, pathway navigation, interventions and their efficacy.)