The Wellbeing and Befriending Service of Legion Scotland promotes friendship and comradeship, and offers advice and signposting to veterans and their families who may encounter a range of challenges resulting from military service including:
• Housing issues
• General lack of wellbeing
Signposting to support veterans
Legion Scotland’s signposting service is locally based that acts as a guide through the maze of the various veterans’ charities and services operating in Scotland. We link into local authorities, the NHS and the Department for Work and Pensions, to name but a few.
We aim to provide a gentle landing pad in the local community for ex-service personnel, whether they left yesterday or 50 years ago.
Our volunteers a great deal of local knowledge and are based in the community who they help. Legion Scotland volunteers offer help, friendship and support to members of the ex-service community and their families. We are always on the lookout for more befrienders, contact us for more information.
Disablement Pensions Advice Service
We offer a disablement pensions advice service which covers, help with form filling, and representation at tribunals for pensions including: the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, War Widows Pension, Supplementary Allowances.
Legion Scotland has a range of grants available existing to assist ex-service men and women and their families.
We are the custodians of remembrance and it is part of the heart of what we do. Legion Scotland organises Scotland-wide events all year round working with young people to perpetuate the memory of those who died in the service of our country.
Another key area of the Legion’s work is to provide comradeship including a network of around 170 branches and 70 clubs from Shetland to Solway. It is about socialising with people who understand through a range of events, sports, music and competitions. Our comradeship activities also create a number of volunteering opportunities – a great way to meet new people and learn new skills