The Veterans' Transition Review, led by Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC, was established by the government in September 2012 to look at the advice and support available for personnel returning to civilian life from the Armed Forces.
The Armed Forces Covenant states that "support should be available for all Service personnel in order to assist their transition from Service to civilian life. Provision should include training, education, appropriate healthcare referral and job-finding preparation and assistance. It should also include information, advice and guidance on such matters as housing and financial management, and the availability of support from Government Departments and the Voluntary and Community sector. The level of support will be dependent upon individual circumstances."
The Veterans' Transition Review aims to ensure that these obligations are being met.It is important for the Review to hear about the views and experiences of those who have made the transition from the Armed Forces to civilian life, their families, and others who may have useful information to contribute.
What happens next?
The Review will work across government, with charities and industry, as well as taking into account the views and experiences of veterans themselves and their families. Lord Ashcroft will produce an interim report by the end of 2013.