We are delighted to announce that Royal British Legion has been selected, alongside our principal partners, to set-up a one-stop service to better support the UK’s Armed Forces veterans community. The £2 million Veterans’ Gateway programme will help veterans find and access advice and support on a broad range of issues, including healthcare and housing. Single Point of Contact The programme will provide a single point of contact to ensure that all British Armed Forces veterans, wherever they are based, can get help quickly and efficiently from whichever organisation is best placed to provide it. It will give all veterans, regardless of age or location, a simple point of contact to turn to for advice and help in accessing public, private and charitable services. The new service will provide a 24/7 phone number, with an empathetic and professional voice at the end of the line, and a dedicated website and a mobile app to make it easier for former service personnel to access support on a range of issues including housing, employability and health. Collaboration We have commenced detail planning for the implementation of the Gateway which will be formally launched in the first half of 2017. This is a crucial first step in delivering our strategy over the next five years and we look forward to working in collaboration with SSAFA, Combat Stress, Connect Assist, Poppyscotland, and many more, to ensure that no veteran is left behind.