A veteran is a term that means someone who has served in the UK Armed Forces (whether regular or reserve), but our commitment is inclusive to their widows/widowers and their dependants. It is also inclusive of members of the Merchant Navy who have played a vital role in legally defined military operations as part of the wider veterans'' community. It is estimated that the wide and disparate veterans'' community is a population of 10 million people in the UK.
The majority of veterans go on to lead very productive and useful lives after leaving the Armed services. They utilise their transferable skills and knowledge acquired from their time served occupations making an ongoing positive contribution to wider society. However at different stages in our lives we may need that bit of advice or guidance in moving forward. Sometimes others are less fortunate and need support after leaving the Services.
This is where the Wigan Borough Veterans Council can assist you. Our role includes providing practical advice and guidance for veterans and their dependants of all ages; backgrounds and military services.
We can provide you with signposting to the services that will support you when you need them. We can also be there for veterans and their dependants if they need a shoulder to lean on or a listening ear.