Jackson Carlaw MSP has welcomed a new service launched by Poppy Scotland to support veterans living in Scotland.
Poppy Scotland have introduced a Welfare Support Service to aid members of the Armed Forces community in Scotland and to ensure veterans receive the support that they require.
Delivered through Welfare Support Officers, the new service is designed to offer a holistic, person-centred support for veterans who are particularly vulnerable and have complex needs.
The Welfare Support Service will enhance Poppy Scotland’s already existing and leading support services for veterans.
Mr Carlaw recently met with representatives of Poppy Scotland at Holyrood to discuss the new Welfare Support Service and the continued success of the organisation’s Armed Services Advice Project. The latter offers veterans advice on issues such as employment, debt and housing.
Jackson Carlaw MSP said:
“Poppy Scotland provide vital and hugely valuable support to veterans living in Scotland.
“I was delighted to chat with representatives of the charity about the new Welfare Support Service and the support it will offer to members of the Armed Forces community.
“This will add to the excellent range of services already provided by Poppy Scotland including the Armed Services Advice Project.”