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New Funding To Support Veterans With Dementia

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Veterans living with dementia are to be offered additional support from the Royal British Legion Scotland, those seeking ex forces jobs are sure to be pleased to hear.

The group was awarded LIBOR funding of £14,000 earlier in the year and it has now launched its new financial support service to provide assistance to veterans living in the Inverness and District area.

Veterans and their families in the region who want to find out more can get in touch with chair of the Legion Scotland Inverness branch Joe Davidson on 07774248798, or they can download an application form from the Legion Scotland website.

While the NHS does cover the majority of the cost of respite breaks for those with dementia, the patient is also expected to contribute towards this - which many are simply unable to afford. The Legion Scotland Inverness Respite Care Aid Grant will provide funds for this so as to ensure that those affected receive the support they need.

Other groups that offer assistance to veterans include Combat Stress, which aims to provide veterans suffering with mental health conditions timely clinical treatment and welfare support free of charge. It currently spends more than £15 million a year to provide this support.

There is also Veterans With Dogs, which has developed a programme for training companion animals and assistance dogs to help improve the quality of life of people who have mental health conditions as a result of serving in the British Forces. If you feel as though you need assistance in this regard, it could be worth getting in touch.

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