Gosport MP praises increased support for veterans

GOSPORT Conservative MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed her Government’s decision to spend more on veterans’ mental health.

It will give more financial support to former members of the Armed Forces, not only in Gosport but across the country.

An estimated 38,000 members of the Services ‘community’, including veterans, suffer from alcohol and substance misuse.  The increased funding to provide these men and women with easily accessible support will work in partnership with Op COURAGE.

The programme will also offer:

  • additional mental health services to be rolled out to veterans;
  • support to deal with complex mental or physical trauma;
  • dedicated care co-ordinators appointed to cut suicide rates.

Ms Dinenage said: “Gosport has a proud Armed Forces history. We have, and always will be, the proud home for so many brave veterans and their families. That is why this increase in funding for veterans’ mental support is such welcome news.”