Veterans Mental Health Funding in Fylde
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Veterans' health (especially mental health and social isolation) is a key public health issue, both nationally and locally. County Councillor Alf Clempson, Champion for Armed Forces Veterans has requested a further £5,000 to support activity to improve veterans' health and wellbeing.
Following discussions between the Leader of the County Council, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, and relevant officers, it is proposed that £5,000 is added to the Champion for Armed Forces Veterans budget as a one off funding, with the intention of providing support to the local armed forces veterans group in Wyre. The Champion, as part of his remit, is required to provide an annual report to Cabinet on his activities and funding. It is expected that this report will include the outcomes achieved by utilisation of this funding for the veterans group.
The reason for urgency is to ensure that the local veterans group is able to continue its ongoing activities.
The Cabinet approved the recommendations as set out in the report.
Date of decision: 05/09/2019
Effective from: 11/09/2019