Age Scotland - Support for older ex-service people

Delivered by Age Scotland
Note: Our premises are not open to the public.
Note: this service is only for ex-service personnel and LGBTQ+ people
  • Benefits advice
  • Budgeting advice
  • Debt advice
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Befriending

Support for older ex-service men and women

More than half of Scotland's ex-service men and women are aged 65 or older. You are recognised as a veteran with a minimum of one day’s pay and service in HM Armed Forces; as a regular, reservist, national serviceman or merchant mariner who has supported a British military operation.

Support available includes: 

Information and advice - Free guides for older veterans and information and advice from the Age Scotland helpline.

Enjoy forces friendships - Older members of the veterans' community can enjoy camaraderie on our free weekly Comradeship Circle calls.

Support for older LGBT+ Veterans in Scotland

This guide offers members of the ex-service community who are LGBT+ information and advice on support available in later life. It is published by Age Scotland in partnership with Fighting With Pride.

Download the guide

Unforgotten Forces

Unforgotten Forces is a consortium of armed forces and civilian charities working together to deliver high quality and joined-up support that boosts the health and wellbeing of veterans in Scotland age 60 and older. 

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