A consultation response from CAS regarding the Scottish Government veterans consultation.
There is no doubt that the changes which seek to meet veterans’ issues laid out in the consultation paper are welcome. The key role of social inclusion in the development of support for veterans is also of value; our experience shows that it is in this area that the issues faced by veterans lie. The issues that veterans face may not be different from those faced by anyone else. Our evidence shows that veterans, like everyone else, face issues of debt, of benefits related issues, of health and of housing, among many others. However, our concern lies around the fact that the support outlined in the consultation paper is fragmented and may not adequately address the holistic nature of veterans’ issues.