Military Veterans Conference 2017: Supporting Britain’s heroes
“Our Armed Forces keep us safe and we have a duty to provide them with the support they deserve.” - Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence.
There are 2.8 million military veterans in the UK, many of them living with complex health and welfare needs. The Armed Forces Covenant was enshrined in law in 2011, underlining the Government’s commitment to supporting serving and former members of the British military. Despite this, many campaign groups have raised concerns that veterans and their families are not getting the support they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives after leaving the services.
To coincide with Armed Forces Day 2017, this one day conference held at the Imperial War Museum North will explore the many issues affecting veterans and their loved ones. Compared with the general population, veterans are more likely to suffer from musculoskeletal injuries and other serious physical conditions. After servicemen and women leave the armed forces, their healthcare becomes the responsibility of the NHS. While the majority of service personnel transition well, approximately 14% struggle when re-entering civilian life and encountering problems with mental health, finances, employment and housing.
Join us for the Military Veterans Conference 2017 where leading experts will discuss how the NHS can better meet the healthcare needs of veterans and what more can be done to help the most vulnerable ex-servicemen and women find work and financial stability.
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