Three councils join forces — to help out

The councils were happy to help the armed forces.
The councils were happy to help the armed forces.
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A TRIO of councils have teamed up for a new initiative helping Armed Forces veterans.

East Renfrewshire has joined Inverclyde and Renfrewshire in working with the Veterans Support Service to introduced a new customer service initiative designed to make sure veterans get the help they need.

Customer service advisors at all three authorities have been trained to ask the right questions to identify veterans and ‘signpost’ them to specialist advice in housing, employment, benefits or medical treatment.

Cllr Jim Fletcher, leader of East Renfrewshire council, said: “The Libor Funding is a welcome boost and a recognition of our community covenant pledge and the innovative work we are doing with public, health and voluntary sectors to help service personnel, families and veterans access support.