Unforgotten Forces, a group of organisations that together have helped 7,000 veterans across Scotland in the past year and a half, will be hosting an event in Ayrshire next week to spread the word about the support they offer…

The Unforgotten Forces consortium, which delivers a range of new and enhanced services for veterans aged 65 and over, will gather at Ayr Town Hall on Friday 31st May from 10am to 2pm and welcome veterans from Ayrshire and beyond.

Speaking on behalf of the Unforgotten Forces consortium, Gary Gray, Head of Welfare Services at Poppyscotland, said: “This free event is open to everyone and there will be a number of stalls and experts in attendance on the day to talk veterans through what support is available and how easy it is to access that help via Unforgotten Forces. We are an innovative multi-organisational project that’s improving the health and wellbeing of older veterans.”

Led by Poppyscotland, the consortium is made up of 16 organisations; a number of which will be in attendance on the day. Those set to host stalls are: Action on Hearing Loss; Age Scotland; the Armed Services Advice Project; the Defence Medical Welfare Service; Fares4Free; Legion Scotland; Poppyscotland; SSAFA; and Scottish War Blinded.

Also present will be representatives from across the statutory Health and Social Care and Third Sector agencies.