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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Veterans: Mental Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what mental health support armed service personnel currently receive when leaving Her Majesty's Armed Forces. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL17133 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is absolutely committed to ensuring that both serving personnel and veterans are given the mental health treatment and support they need. We do this by working in close partnership with a variety of different organisations, including the NHS (which is responsible for the provision of healthcare, including mental healthcare, for veterans) and Service charities.</p><p> </p><p>Personnel leaving the Armed Forces are provided with a final medical assessment by Defence Medical Services who can refer personnel to sources of civilian welfare support as necessary. Those who have had mental health issues during their service are able to access facilities at their nearest MOD Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) for up to six months after discharge, to help them during the transition period. A Tri-Service Welfare Referral Protocol ensures any Service person discharged with a diagnosed mental health disorder who has given their consent is referred to the MOD's Veterans UK Veteran Welfare Service who can provide ongoing specialist advice, information and support. Where a Service person in England is approaching discharge but has an enduring need for mental healthcare, we work in partnership with NHS England through the Veterans Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service, to ensure continuity of care.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is not complacent about the need to further support our people. As part of the cross-Government '<em>Strategy for our Veterans</em>' launched in 2018, this year we are also introducing a holistic transition policy. Transition support currently provided by the MOD largely focuses on employment support, delivered by the Career Transition Partnership. This supports Service leavers in their transition from military to civilian life through a range of career and employment support services, including skills development workshops, seminars, resettlement training advice, vocational training courses, career consultancy, one-to-one guidance and job finding support. However, transition is far wider than finding employment, and relates to the significant life changing processes which affect both the Service person and their immediate family through the entire time they are within or connected to the Armed Forces, through to discharge and beyond. These need to be appropriately addressed to ensure successful transition into civilian life. This will include transition to civilian health care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong><br> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:18:06.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:18:06.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Recruitment more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many soldiers were recruited to the Army Reserve between January 2018 and May 2019. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL17108 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Intake for the Army Future Reserve 2020 between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2019 was 4,310. This figure includes Officers and Soldiers. Further information can be found on gov.uk at the link below:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:38:43.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:38:43.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Aged Veterans Fund more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent by the Aged Veterans Fund in each year from 2016 to 2019. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL16585 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Aged Veterans Fund, set up in 2015, used available LIBOR funds to support older veterans. It funded projects that supported non-core health, wellbeing, and social care needs for older veterans (born before 1 January 1950), including surviving World War 2 veterans, those who undertook National Service, and other voluntary enlisted veterans.</p><p> </p><p>The table below details the value of funds awarded in the two years the Aged Veterans Fund was open:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value of Grants Awarded</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£6,608,090</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£22,792,661</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Funding was made available for portfolios of projects lasting up to three years, so some projects are still ongoing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:19:56.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:19:56.987Z
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Recruitment more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many volunteers were recruited to the Army Reserve between January 2017 and July 2018. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL11491 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>Intake for the Army Future Reserve 2020 between 1 January 2017 and 31 July 2018 was 6,513. Further information can be found on gov.uk at the link below:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2018</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T15:15:01.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:15:01.253Z
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Army: Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people from Northern Ireland were recruited to the army in each of the last three years. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL11494 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The information requested will take time to collate and I will write to the noble Lord when it is available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T15:14:38.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:14:38.577Z
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star this property date less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Military Aid more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British troops are currently serving at military training academies in Afghanistan. more like this
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star this property uin HL10348 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-24more like thismore than 2018-09-24
star this property answer text <p>As at 17 September 2018, the UK has 146 personnel deployed to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA) where we are supporting the development of the Afghan National Army's future leaders. The UK also has 28 personnel deployed in support of the Afghan Infantry Branch School. The UK's contribution to both ANAOA and the Infantry Branch School is part of the UK's wider contribution to NATO's Resolute Support Mission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-09-24T13:31:52.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-24T13:31:52.887Z
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star this property date less than 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Mental Health Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve mental health support for (1) veterans, and (2) serving military personnel. more like this
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star this property uin HL6535 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence is absolutely committed to the mental health of our Service personnel, providing robust training, welfare support and development opportunities. When necessary, we ensure that both serving personnel and veterans are given the mental healthcare and treatment they need. We do this by working in close partnership with a variety of different organisations, including the NHS (which is responsible for the provision of healthcare, including mental healthcare, for veterans) and Service charities such as Combat Stress.</p><p>Recent initiatives include the Defence People Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, launched in July 2017, which covers all Defence people and identifies the need for strong partnerships with the Department of Health, the NHS in England and the Devolved Administrations and the charitable sector, and a new operating model focusing on Promote, Prevent, Treat and Detect.</p><p>In October 2017, we announced a new partnership with the Royal Foundation, aimed at helping maintain and develop good mental fitness. And on 25 February this year, the Secretary of State for Defence announced that we have built on our existing partnership with Combat Stress to provide a new MOD-funded Military Mental Health Helpline for Serving personnel and their families, providing out-of-hours advice and assistance and running in conjunction with the charity's existing helpline for the veterans' community. We will also be providing an additional £2million of annual funding for military mental health services, on top of the £20million a year we already spend.</p><p>Mental health services are already provided for serving personnel through a network of 20 permanent locations, comprising 11 Departments of Community Mental Health (DCMHs); six Mental Health Teams (MHTs); and three locations with a permanent Community Mental Health Nurse. These support the provision of healthcare that is available through Service primary care facilities. In-patient care is provided in dedicated psychiatric units through a central contract MOD has with a partnership of eight NHS Trusts.</p><p>Personnel leaving the Armed Forces who have had mental health issues during their Service are eligible to access services at a local DCMH for up to six months after discharge, to help them during the transition period. A Veterans' Transition Protocol ensures any Service person discharged with a diagnosed mental health disorder is handed over appropriately to the NHS in England.</p><p>Where a Service person leaving the Armed Forces has an enduring need for mental healthcare, we work in partnership with NHS England through the Veterans Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (VMH-TILS), to ensure continuity of care. The VMH-TILS service provides a range of treatment and support for veterans, as well as Armed Forces personnel approaching discharge. It will arrange for veterans to be referred if necessary to the NHS England Veterans' Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (VMH-CTS) which launches on 1 April 2018.</p><p>Other services available from MOD to veterans include the Veterans and Reserves Mental Health Programme (VRMHP), for veterans that have served since 1982 and Reservists with operational service overseas since 2003 (provided through the DCMHs), and the Veterans UK and Veterans Welfare Service.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-03-28T15:32:02.69Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T15:32:02.69Z
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star this property date less than 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Learning Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures are in place for members of the armed forces who present with learning difficulties. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
star this property answer text <p>Defence recognises four Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), comprising dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and scotopic sensitivity syndrome.</p><p>Individuals affected by SpLD are eligible for specific support which may include reasonable adjustments to training and working environments. SpLD is recognised as being an issue that is principally and proactively managed by the individual, supported where necessary by their Chain of Command and not a condition which should draw undue attention, impractical or unmanageable special measures or stigma.</p><p>Defence direction on SpLD is accessible at unit level through Joint Service Publication (JSP) 822 'Defence direction and guidance for training and education' (part 1, section 6.1 refers). In addition, the single Services have trained SpLD advisors who can offer advice, guidance and a range of strategies to help individuals get the support they need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-12-20T15:51:56.337Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-20T15:51:56.337Z
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star this property date less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Recruitment more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soldiers were recruited to the Army Reserve in 2016. more like this
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star this property uin HL5023 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
star this property answer text <p>Intake figures to the Army Reserve during the calendar year 2016 are currently being validated ahead of publication as official statistics on 9 February 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-02-06T17:13:45.693Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T17:13:45.693Z
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star this property date less than 2016-11-23more like thismore than 2016-11-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Mental Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide a dedicated 24-hour mental health helpline for serving soldiers. more like this
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star this property uin HL3466 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is absolutely committed to looking after the mental health of our Armed Forces, and provides a range of community-based health care in line with national best practice. We appreciate that personnel with mental health issues might need access to help outside normal working hours, and we provide this by working in close partnership with a variety of different organisations, including the NHS and Service charities.</p><p> </p><p>In most areas of the UK, immediate out of hours care includes the free 24-hour mental health helpline run by the charity Combat Stress (which receives funding from MOD), and the Big White Wall, a 24-hour online community. In Northern Ireland, we provide MOD-managed telephone support for Service personnel for primary healthcare, as there is no contracted independent service provider for this type of health care in that part of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In the most serious cases, where urgent treatment is required, we are able to arrange emergency admittance to one of eight specialised inpatient NHS mental health units, under a contract between MOD and a consortium of NHS Trusts. These units have a range of dedicated facilities for military personnel, and admission can be arranged at any time of day or night.</p><p> </p><p>We believe that these arrangements are robust and effective, and there are therefore no plans to provide an additional helpline.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:03:35.4Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:03:35.4Z
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