New Scottish Veterans Commissioner Aims To Tackle Isolation

New Scottish Veterans Commissioner Aims To Tackle Isolation

Scotland's new Veterans Commissioner has called on more to be done to ensure those leaving the Armed Forces do not suffer from social isolation.

Colonel Charlie Wallace visited the military charity Scottish War Blinded to see how they help their members who may be struggling with loneliness.

Speaking to Forces News, Colonel Wallace said: "I think we need to better connect all of the services that are being provided across the country.

"This is certainly a requirement for the Scottish government to look at this from a holistic perspective and make sure they engage all of those services that may not be connected to the veterans community as well as those services that are connected."

Physical disabilities and mental health problems can contribute to loneliness.

Charles McDonald, an RAF veteran who suffers from sight problems, regularly uses the service at Scottish War Blinded says it is a place where he "gets looked after".


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