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Interventions suitable for
Military Veterans (UK military (Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force)
Programme title and provider
Veterans Mentoring Service, SACRO
Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
Sacro’s Veterans Mentoring Service is a service for military veterans who are currently in or are at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. The aim of the service is to enable the service user to enjoy sustainable, independent living.
Address alcohol and drug addictions
Address physical and mental health issues with assistance of partnership agencies
Access support services in your local area
Keep appointments with other agencies
Enhance life and social skills, e.g., financial budgeting, housekeeping, cooking
Complete paperwork and make phone calls
Reintegrate into the community
Access education or training
Find employment opportunities.
Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention
Self-referral or via social work, Scottish Prison Service, a voluntary organisation or any stakeholder working with veterans. Once the referral is accepted by all parties, the veteran will be requested to attend for an assessment.
During this assessment, an action plan will be devised taking into consideration all aspirations and wishes of the veteran. It is expected that the engagement with the paid mentor will be somewhere between 6-12 months, during which time all points raised in the action plan will be addressed.
Exit Phase: Once the engagement with the paid mentor has ceased, the veteran will be matched to a volunteer mentor to continue with planned support for a further 4-6 months.
During this phase, it will be expected that coping strategies, problem solving skills and natural supports will be sufficiently in place to allow the veteran to exit the service with any prior appropriate onward referrals being made.