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Network of local veterans support groups launched

A regional network of support groups to help military veterans access local services has been launched.

Thirteen groups have been created across the UK, staffed by former Service personnel, to give advice to veterans about the range of services available to them. This could be anything from helping a veteran get specialist medical care to assistance for a widow to claim a pension.

The groups, called Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees (VAPCs), support the Government's pledge to enshrine the Armed Forces Covenant in law and ensure Service personnel and veterans are not disadvantaged.

After a successful one-year pilot scheme, the VAPCs will now be permanently established. They will help deliver better services to ex-Service personnel by providing advice to veterans, health authorities, local government and charities on issues affecting veterans at a local level.

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