Issue details

Veterans Mental Health Funding in Wyre

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.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Fylde East; Fylde South; Fylde West; Poulton le Fylde;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 5 Sep 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing

Contact: Dr Sakthi Karunanithi Email: