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Shadow Veterans Minister meets veterans' charity chief

Shadow Veterans Minister meets veterans' charity chief

Veterans Aid

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Veterans' wellbeing was the subject under discussion when Shadow Minister for Veterans and Defence People, Rachel Hopkins MP, met CEO of Veterans Aid, Dr Hugh Milroy.

The Labour MP for Luton South said afterwards, "It was very interesting to hear about Veteran's Aid's successful Welfare to Wellbeing© model and its focus on positive outcomes for veterans."

Dr Milroy said afterwards, "I was delighted that Rachel Hopkins made time to meet and learn more about our work with ex-servicemen and women in crisis. We had some very productive discussions around what works and doesn't work for our clients, and I look forward to exploring the key issues in more depth when we next meet."

Ms Hopkins said, "I am looking forward to visiting the charity soon, especially as this is VA's 90th Anniversary Year."

The charity operates from a Central London HQ/Drop-in Centre and a residential facility, New Belvedere House.

Veterans Aid was founded in the aftermath of WW1 when the UK was in the grip of acute economic hardship and homeless veterans were sleeping on the Thames Embankment. The charity's unique Welfare to Wellbeing© model, which accounts for much of its high success rate in terms of preventing and addressing homelessness, has been referenced worldwide.

The Labour MP for Luton South said afterwards, "It was very interesting to hear about Veteran's Aid's successful Welfare to Wellbeing© model and its focus on positive outcomes for veterans."

Dr Milroy said afterwards, "I was delighted that Rachel Hopkins made time to meet and learn more about our work with ex-servicemen and women in crisis. We had some very productive discussions around what works and doesn't work for our clients, and I look forward to exploring the key issues in more depth when we next meet."

Ms Hopkins said, "I am looking forward to visiting the charity soon, especially as this is VA's 90th Anniversary Year."

The charity operates from a Central London HQ/Drop-in Centre and a residential facility, New Belvedere House.

Veterans Aid was founded in the aftermath of WW1 when the UK was in the grip of acute economic hardship and homeless veterans were sleeping on the Thames Embankment. The charity's unique Welfare to Wellbeing© model, which accounts for much of its high success rate in terms of preventing and addressing homelessness, has been referenced worldwide.

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