Easington MP Grahame Morris has called on veterans, veterans’ charities and support groups to help shape Labour’s comprehensive plan to support UK forces veterans and their families.
The consultation has been launched as the Commons debates the Armed Forces Bill, where Labour will show how the government are cutting help for veterans and failing to honour their pledge to put into law the Armed Forces Covenant – a charter designed to ensure Armed Forces and their families are treated fairly.
Grahame Morris MP commented:
“As a nation we owe a debt of honour to all of our veterans. Labour will end Government cuts to our Forces and put the Armed Forces Covenant fully into law. As a Trustee of the East Durham Veterans Charity, I know that it is veterans, with their experience, knowledge and insight, that can best shape services to meet the needs of the whole veterans community.”
Labour’s Shadow Veteran’s Minister, Stephanie Peacock MP launching the national survey, said:
‘We are building a comprehensive plan to improve support for our veterans and take every step we can to stop people falling through gaps in support.
‘We want to make sure that every veteran can transition back into civilian life with secure, well paid work; safe affordable housing; exceptional healthcare and wellbeing support; and life long security for them and their families.
‘This survey is about listening to and working with our veterans to build a comprehensive plan and make sure that we are doing everything that we can to support them.’