Northern Ireland Veterans Support Committee
A committee has been established in Northern Ireland which brings together the many different organisations and charities that provide support for veterans.
Its aim is to improve cooperation between all service deliverers involved in supporting veterans and to facilitate better coordination of effort when interacting both for individuals and for groups.
If you are a charitable organisation in Northern Ireland and would like to get involved with the committee, contact RFCA Northern Ireland on 028 906 86150. The committee has produced a Veterans' Handbook which is designed to be a sign-post to local agencies.
The handbook can be found here.
The Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the NIVSC can be found here.
Local Authority Veterans' Champions
Each of the 11 local authorities in Northern Ireland is represented on the RFCA NI membershsip and, following an announcement in Parliament in October 2014, these representatives were also formally appointed as the Local Authorities' Veterans' Champions.
They act as a point of contact for anyone within their area who has any issues regarding Veterans and will consult with the NIVSC to provide advice and assistance. If you wish to contact your Veterans' Champion, their details are:
|Antrim and Newtownabbey (Newtownabbey)
||Alderman Billy Ball
|Antrim and Newtownabbey
|Councillor Paul Michael