Today (29 November 2017), the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) and Veterans First Point (V1P) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, with the aim to improve collaboration between the two organisations and to better serve the Military community in Scotland.
DMWS and V1P’s cause complements each other; both organisations focus on improving the health and well-being of veterans and their families. DMWS welfare officers provide practical and emotional support to the Armed Forces community when they receive medical care in hospital, rehabilitation settings or at home and V1P have specialists in mental health and psychological disorders.
Mr Paul Gaffney, COO of DMWS and Dr Lucy Abraham, Veterans First Point Clinical Lead met at V1P Scotland Head Office in Edinburgh today, to establish a framework of mutual understanding of roles and responsibilities. DMWS and V1P will now be in a position to better signpost to each other’s key workers, provide coordinated solutions, and ultimately deliver the best possible support network for the ex-military community.