Have you been affected by Covid-19? We can help.
Veterans’ Gateway is committed to supporting the veteran community through the Covid-19 epidemic. As schools and many public spaces are shut and our lifestyle changes, we are here to support those most in need.
Veterans’ Gateway is here to provide support to veterans and their families who have been affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
Self-isolation and social distancing
People over 70, including veterans, and those with underlying health conditions (listed here) are strongly advised to self-isolate during this period. Younger veterans are self-isolating too, and this may leave many feeling like they have no one to talk to. If you are feeling isolated or would like a friendly chat, we can put you in touch with organisations that provide a ‘phone buddy’ support network. Please reach out to us for help, it’s what we’re here for.
If you have gone into self-isolation or are practicing social distancing and this is having an effect on your business or income, we can provide advice, support and practical help.
How to avoid catching the virus
We recommend following the NHS guidelines on social distancing and avoiding catching and spreading the virus.
Official information regarding the government’s response to the crisis can be found on the GOV.UK website.
Mental wellbeing support
If self-isolation and the Covid-19 news cycle is causing you stress, there is a wealth of resources to help with your mental wellbeing.
Many will be worried about their finances at such an uncertain time for the economy. Visit our Financial Help section to access information, advice, and support.
The government has released specific guidance for claiming benefits during the outbreak, including guidance for the self-employed.
For additional financial support you can also get advice from the Armed Forces financial advice service MoneyForce.
Support for small businesses
Small businesses are particularly vulnerable during the Coronavirus crisis. If you are a small business owner or work for a small business, The Federation of Small Businesses has information that can help you. This includes health and safety guidance and information about the Budget 2020 support for those affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
Contact Veterans’ Gateway now on 0808 802 1212 for advice and support.