The government has announced a new scheme to support wounded and disabled soldiers in making the transition to civilian life and into the civilian workplace.
The Ministry of Defence’s new Army Recovery Capability Scheme includes offering soldiers access to a network of ‘personnel recovery units’ and centres, as well as individual recovery plans.
The first centre was opened as a pilot in Edinburgh in August last year and a second is now expected to be based in Colchester, Essex, with further centres being located in other garrison towns. In all there will be 12 units across the country offering troops therapy, welfare, training and education and employment advice.
Minister for veterans Kevan Jones said of the scheme: “It will either return individuals to duty or take them to a point where it is right for them to be discharged, however long that takes.”