OA joins Veterans’ Gateway to provide help and support for the Officer community

The OA are delighted to be part of an expert network of organisations that will help to support the Armed Forces community across the UK and overseas.

Veterans’ Gateway will be the first point of contact for veterans and their families seeking support and aims to make finding the right support easier and quicker – no matter where you are or what you need. Their team of advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and many are veterans themselves. They assess people at the first point of contact and will ensure they are quickly referred to the organisation that is best placed to support them, such as the OA.

“When former officers and their families need help, we should provide it quickly and easily, and so we are delighted to be working in collaboration with organisations in our sector to support Veterans’ Gateway as they seek to provide a first point of contact for all veterans and their dependants,” commented Lee Holloway, OA’s Chief Executive Officer.

Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of Armed Forces charities and includes The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist. A group of referral partners also back the service, allowing Veterans’ Gateway to refer people to specialist organisations both within and outside the Armed Forces sector.

This is the first time a group of charities have come together in a formal capacity to deliver a service to benefit the whole of the Armed Forces community.

Veterans’ Gateway also has an extensive Self Help service, allowing veterans to search for help and advice independently.

To learn more about Veterans’ Gateway visit the Veterans’ Gateway website.

Helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0808 802 1212.