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Veterans Aid builds on international links

November 29, 2017
Just weeks after welcoming the Canadian Veterans Ombudsman to its Central London Operations Centre, Veterans Aid hosted three Taiwanese visitors and a Hungarian student, confirming its position as an organisation at the heart of veterans affairs internationally. Veterans Affairs Council R.O.C. Chief Col (Retd) Felix Wang, Secretary General Dr Jian-Ren…

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College partnership puts veterans on path to further education

November 21, 2017
Two organisations dedicated to opening doors for people trying to start a new life have reaffirmed their partnership.
 Veterans Aid and Ruskin College are committed to providing opportunities for men and women who need a second chance. Both are registered charities with a proven track record in making dreams come true.…

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Veterans Aid welcomes Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman

November 16, 2017
On October 11th two men with a shared commitment to veterans’ wellbeing renewed an acquaintance that began with a trip to Canada in 2010 by Dr Hugh Milroy, CEO of Veterans Aid. Dr. Milroy and Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent met first when the former briefed members of Veterans Affairs…

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Working together to tackle homelessness

October 26, 2017
26th October 2017 Veterans Aid representatives made their mark at the Reducing Homelessness and Rough Sleeping symposium (25.10.17) which explored ways in which organisations could work in partnership to support vulnerable people. The Public Policy Exchange event was held at London’s Strand Palace Hotel and included more than 80 stakeholders…

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William and James fundraise for Veterans Aid

October 11, 2017
William Foulkes and James Prince ran the route of The Glencoe Marathon to fundraise for Veterans Aid on 16th September 2017. The pair raised over £2,000 and did the challenge independently after seeking approval from the organiser Jo Fox-Pitt. Will had fundraised for Veterans Aid in the past – in…

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RAF veteran reflects on how Veterans Aid has helped him

September 26, 2017
26th September 2017 Sixty-three-year-old RAF veteran William was living in France with no job or means of support when he was offered a chance to return to Britain. He took it, and despite arriving at Victoria Coach Station with nothing, is now living independently and thriving. During a visit to…

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Veterans’ support in 21st century Britain – VA’s CEO interview with Politics Home

September 5, 2017
5th September 2017 In an interview with PoliticsHome, Veterans Aid CEO Dr Hugh Milroy conceptualises what veteran support should look like in the 21st Century. “Radical rethink required for veterans’ support in 21st century Britain” A casual observer of modern Britain could be forgiven for thinking that life for our veteran…

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New academic role for Veterans Aid’s CEO

August 25, 2017
25th August 2017 CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy has been appointed Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). He said, “I am proud and delighted to have what has been a long ‘informal’ relationship with King’s…

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Veterans Aid’s Chairman visits NBH hostel

August 17, 2017
Yesterday I was privileged to be able to visit New Belvedere House hostel to see at first hand the refurbishment work in progress. Refurbishment is something of an understatement however, as what I saw was redevelopment in full flow. The roof was off and we were able to look down into…

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Ministry of Defence Police raise funds for Veterans Aid

August 3, 2017
Veterans Aid has a 100 reasons to be grateful to the Ministry of Defence Police who have passed on the proceeds of small fundraising event to the charity. Inspector Peter McDonald, who handed over £100 to CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy, said, “The MOD police have a close…

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