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Getting Sorted Out in East London

March 12, 2019
Vulnerability and Resilience of Homeless Ex-Servicemen Authors: Stephanie E. Armes, James R. Muruthi, William H. Milroy, Jay A. Mancini An academic paper co-authored by Veterans Aid CEO Dr Hugh Milroy details the outcome of interviews with homeless ex-servicemen to explore their experiences of stress and resilience. The paper was published…

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Taiwanese honour for Veterans Aid

March 5, 2019
Certificate of Appreciation Veterans Aid CEO Dr Hugh Milroy was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Deputy Minister Wen-Chung Lee of the Veterans Affairs Council R.O.C. in recognition of his commitment to improving mutual understanding of veterans’ affairs. The ceremony was held at the Taipei Representative Office in the…

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Prestige photography exhibition puts focus on Veterans Aid

February 7, 2019
Veterans Aid has been selected as the 2019 beneficiary of 24Photography’s 16th Anniversary auction of prestigious prints. The sale will take place on Tuesday 5th March at The In & Out Naval and Military Club after the photographs have been exhibited publicly for 24 days – from Sunday, 24th February –…

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Police officers praise VA’s work

January 24, 2019
Two young police officers who spent time with Veterans Aid have praised the charity for its commitment and effectiveness. Both are on the Police Now national programme, a scheme to train outstanding graduates to become police officers. Its mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and increase the public’s confidence…

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The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Boost For Veterans Aid

January 21, 2019
A former Royal Navy veteran whose addiction to prescription medication was ruining her life. This mother of an 11-year-old girl was dysfunctional when she came to Veterans Aid and fearful of losing her child. In her last email to our Head of Addiction Services she wrote: “I’ve chosen to email…

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Report illustrates value of VA’s work

January 7, 2019
Veterans Aid interventions to tackle homelessness have been shown to generate significant benefits – both for beneficiaries of support and for wider society. Key findings A new report from the charity Pro Bono Economics (PBE) – prepared on behalf of Veterans Aid – shows that 88% of 166 homeless veterans…

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December 13, 2018
In 2010 Veterans Aid made a film called The Last of the Light Brigade. It is revisited here to remind us that while Christmas is a time of giving, caring and compassion there are always people who are forgotten. Some of them will be veterans – but for VA they…

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The Armistice Ghost

November 10, 2018
Armistice Day is commemorated every year, at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”, to mark the formal agreement signed between the Allies and Germany that effectively ended the First World War. This year’s memorial had particular poignance because it marked the passing of a century since…

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Auction of portraits at Cavalry & Guards Club raises £41,000 for Veterans Aid

September 17, 2018
An auction of works by royal portrait artist Alexander Talbot Rice raised more than £41k on September 18th after an exclusive event at the Cavalry and Guards Club. Following a private performance by the Mariinsky Ballet’s first British Principal Dancer, Xander Parish, partnered by Evgeniya Gonzalez, invited guests were invited to bid for works inspired by the artist’s…

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London Mayor opens Veterans Aid’s £8.2m residential facility

September 4, 2018
A four-year, £8.2m project to create a flagship facility for veterans in crisis was unveiled on September 7th when Mayor of London Sadiq Khan formally opened Veterans Aid’s New Belvedere House. The Mayor said, “It is completely unacceptable that anyone in London – including veterans of our armed services –…

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