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Career Transition Partnership to Conduct Second Employment Fair for Ex-Serving and Service Leavers in Belfast 2024

12 April 2024 The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is gearing up to host its second Employment Fair in Belfast, building upon the resounding success of last year’s event. Scheduled to take place on Thursday 16th May, the fair aims to bridge the gap between veterans, ex-military personnel, and service leavers, and prospective employers seeking to […]

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Reassurance for Veterans after NI Veterans Support Office announces closure on 30th September

20 March 2024 News of the closure, later this year, of the Northern Ireland Veterans Support Office (NIVSO) may have come as a shock to some within the veterans’ community. I wish to make it clear that the commitment to supporting NI veterans remains unwavering.  The NIVSO has played a pivotal role across a range […]

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Veterans Mobility Fund Re-launched to Enhance Quality of Life

Date: March 15, 2024 In a bid to improve the lives of veterans across the United Kingdom, the Veterans Mobility Fund was re-launched on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, with funding from the Office of Veteran Affairs UK and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. The scheme, aimed at providing access to life-changing mobility aids not typically […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Headstone erected in memory of Antrim Veteran, Jackie Morris

22 February 2024 Veteran, Jackie Morris, passed away in October 2022. The Glasgow-born Ulster Defence Regiment veteran passed away in a care home with no relatives or close friends by his bedside. At the time of his funeral a call went out on social media asking people to attend the funeral service – this call […]

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Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Visits Northern Ireland

On February 5th and 6th of this year, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Johnny Mercer MP, embarked on a significant visit to Northern Ireland. His itinerary included visits and discussions with veterans and veteran support organisations across the region. One of the highlights of the visit was the Minister’s interaction with the newly established Veteran […]

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Hot off the press! Veterans’ Newsletter now out

Click here for Veterans Newsletter – January 2024 Hot off the press! It’s finally here – The first 2024 edition of the Veterans’ Newsletter. Don’t miss out on some of the latest updates and stories from our extraordinary veteran community! Don’t want to miss out on future issues? Subscribe now to receive it directly in […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NI Veteran Commissioner’s Response to PPS Decision to Prosecute a Veteran Who Served During Op Banner

8 February 2024 I note the announcement made today by the Public Prosecution Service to bring charges against former soldiers relating to incidents that happened during the Troubles in 1972. It would be inappropriate to comment any further at this stage given that these are live legal cases. However, I would say this, as the […]

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 Veterans ID Card – All you need to know from application process to benefits and more

Article by Julian Perreira (Forces News) 22nd December 2023 Thousands of Armed Forces veterans are able to apply for an ID card, with a new option to apply online. Veteran ID cards are set to be officially launched in January 2024 with a new digital application service to verify the status of former Armed Forces […]

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Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Achievements in Support of Northern Ireland Veterans

As we bid farewell to 2023, the Northern Ireland Veterans Commissioner’s Office stands proud, having navigated another bustling year dedicated to the well-being of veterans in the region. The following highlights encapsulate the strides made in communication, mental health support, celebration of veterans, remembrance, and future initiatives in 2024. COMMS & ENGAGEMENT The Commissioner’s commitment […]

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