26 Aug 2020
by Claire Williams, National organiser of the Armed Service Advice Project (ASAP).
This column first appeared in the Herald newspaper on 26 August 2020.
24 Aug 2020
A service that offers vital help to the Armed Forces community in Scotland is celebrating its 10th anniversary today.
13 Aug 2019
A support service delivered by Citizens Advice Scotland has helped almost 15,000 members of the Armed Forces community in less than a decade.
11 Aug 2019
A support service launched by a group of charities has helped almost 15,000 members of the Armed Forces community despite being set up less than a decade ago.
20 Mar 2019
A huge congratulations and thank you to the two finalists in our Unforgotten Forces volunteer award. The winner, Thomas Saveall, and runner-up, Graham Ealey, make a huge difference to the lives of older veterans in their communities through their volunteer work at their local Citizens Advice Bureaux. Both veterans themselves, they work closely with Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) staff in Motherwell and Nairn to provide support to veterans aged 65 and over through the Unforgotten Forces project.
12 Nov 2014
On Tuesday 11th November, The Armed Services Advice Project was subject to a Members' Debate in The Scottish Parliament.
The work of the project attracted praise from across the Chamber, and excerpts can be read below, and full video can be watched below.
11 Nov 2014
CAB service wins over £3.5m for Scotland’s Armed Services community
15 Jul 2014
When Ashleigh Bird's work placement for her Stirling University Law degree fell through at the last minute, she couldn't have imagined that her misfortune would lead to such a fulfilling experience.
The Community Action Team asked Ashleigh a few questions - read on to find out more about her experience at Stirling CAB, her research into the issues facing the armed services community, and the launch of her report on Armed Services Day...
10 Jun 2014
Citizens Advice Scotland’s Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) is teaming up with Police Scotland to provide more support for vulnerable veterans across Scotland.
Under a new partnership launched today Police Scotland will now refer vulnerable veterans on to the ASAP, so the project can help even more people get the support they need.
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.