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26 Feb 21. Welsh Secretary tells Parliament that UK Government is exploring ways to establish the first ever Veterans Commissioner for Wales. Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart has announced plans for the appointment of a Veterans Commissioner for Wales.
Speaking at the annual St David’s Day debate in Parliament on Thursday 25 February the Welsh Secretary told MPs the UK Government was actively exploring ways to establish Wales’ first Veterans Commissioner.
Veterans Commissioners aim to improve the lives and champion the interests of Armed Forces veterans by working with ex-servicemen and women and the public, private and voluntary organisations that represent them.
Mr Hart added that the plans would be a hugely important step for veterans in Wales and their families and would help meet the UK Governments ambition of making the United Kingdom the best place in the world to be a veteran.
Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart said, “The Armed Forces have a long and important tradition in Wales and we are exceptionally proud of our Welsh veterans. Our ex-servicemen and women and their families deserve recognition, support and respect throughout the duration of their service and beyond.”
The recruitment of a Veterans Commissioner for Wales will go a long way towards increasing the support available and highlights the UK Government’s commitment to the welfare of our Armed Forces veterans.
Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer said, “The armed forces protect the entire United Kingdom and so it’s right that we do everything we can to support veterans when they leave service.”
A Veterans Commissioner for Wales would be an important step forward for supporting ex-service personnel in the nation and recognises Wales’ proud military contribution. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/)
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transformation of how Service leavers, Veterans, their families and communities are supported. We will do this through effective collaboration, communication and management of a number of services and departments, ranging from engaging with Government, The Third sector and also the supporters of, those who’ve served and often sacrificed so much for their country. We are currently supporting a number of service leavers and veterans with a range of issues ranging from housing, unemployment, benefits, personal development, education, and are constantly looking for employers who see the positives in recruiting and supporting individuals in to work to create longterm and sustainable futures.