VCHA response to Government apology to veterans for egregious historic LGBT policy in the Armed Forces

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The Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) warmly welcomes the final report of the LGBT Independent Veterans Review.

The report’s findings underpins our unwavering commitment to ensuring equitable healthcare access for every member of the Armed Forces community, free of any disadvantage.

Our Veteran Aware accreditation programme plays an essential role in identifying and supporting under-represented and minority groups, who might face additional challenges in accessing appropriate healthcare.

We hope that this report will ignite further discussions and awareness around the experiences and challenges of other under-represented groups who may face compounded disadvantages in accessing healthcare. We will continue to raise the voices and experiences of these groups, and encourage our partners to do the same.

This year we initiated our first partnership with Fighting with Pride, which gave rise to the #PrideInOurArmedForces campaign and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them and will continue to champion their invaluable work.

Our ‘Veteran Aware and Fighting with Pride 2023’ Information Pack can be found on the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance NHS Futures site and here on our website.

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