Change Step’s guide to support for older veterans in Wales

Our guide is perfect for older veterans who live in Wales, and their families and carers.  It will provide you with information about the most common issues that affect older veterans’ well-being, and some great sources of support.

 

Why should I read this guide?

Perhaps you feel there isn’t anyone you can talk to, or you have concerns about a relative or someone you care for who is an older veteran? Our guide provides vital information about and links to organisations that can provide the support you need.

Download the guide here

Just click here to download our guide in English.   Cliciwch yma i lawrlwytho ein canllaw yn y Gymraeg.

Get a printed copy

If you would like a printed copy of the guide, please call Change Step on 0300 777 2259, or ask someone you know from a veterans support organisation.

 

 

Find out more

You can find out more about Change Step, and our project dedicated to the needs of older veterans, by clicking here.

Tell us about it

Get in touch, or contact us through Facebook or Twitter, to let us know how this guide helped you!

 

 

 

 


 

Supported by the Royal British Legion Aged Veterans Fund, funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds

“I couldn’t ask for any more” Ted Owen

Ex Royal Marine Commando Ted, 92, is a veteran of the D-Day landings, and the battles of the Bulge and Walcheren Causeway.

He shares the story of how he received unexpected help with new household furnishings.

“I’m telling everybody, I’m so proud of what they have done…

“I think they have been absolutely…  I couldn’t ask for any more.  I never have!”


 

“Let’s see if we can help…” John Glass

John, who served in the Royal Signals for 15 years, talks about his recovery from a serious head injury.

The 67-year-old believes the support offered by Woody’s Lodge has helped him to change his life.

“I was never one for filling in forms… but they said, ‘Have you got this?  Have you got that?’

“Have a brew, have a chat.  Talk about it.  Let’s see if we can help. “Usually things aren’t as bad as you think they are if you can talk about it with someone like-minded.”