In Scotland, it is estimated that 20% of the population are part of the Armed Forces Community. Recognising that members of this community often have particular support and information needs, The Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) has been created to be the focal point for the Armed Forces Community in Scotland for access to advice, information and support.
ASAP can be accessed by calling our Helpline on 0845 231 0300.
6 May 2013
The shortlist for the Scottish Charity Awards 2013 has been unveiled and the Armed Services Advice Project is in the running for the Partnership Award.
28 Jun 2012
Many of Scotland’s armed forces veterans struggle to re-integrate into the civilian community, and need special help to cope with problems like debt, unemployment and low income. That’s one of the main findings of Scotland’s Armed Forces Advice Project (ASAP) in its first major report.‘Civvy Street – the New Front Line’ describes the work done by the project since it was established by Citizens Advice Scotland two years ago. The issues it raises will be debated this afternoon in the Scottish Parliament, and a motion has also been lodged in the House of Commons.
15 Jun 2011
Ex-Service charity Poppyscotland and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have introduced a new free online training tool that aims to help civilian frontline advice and service workers better understand the needs of veterans.
Publication date: June 2012
While the majority of those who serve make a successful transition to civilian life, a significant minority experience challenging problems. While these problems do not differ considerably from those of the average person, it is the complexity and severity of these problems that are markedly different.
Publication date: January 2012
This short leaflet introduces the Armed Services Advice Project, provides information about who the service is for and what kinds of problems we can help with, and how to get in touch with us.
Publication date: August 2010
Information about national organisations offering specialist advice and support to the Armed Forces Community, with case studies showing the huge impact the right assistance can have
Publication date: August 2008
A consultation response from CAS regarding the Scottish Government veterans consultation.