Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by oldbaldy, Oct 4, 2007.
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Not before time!
Is it actually going to happen? The timing with election fever tec. is highly suspect, lets see the results in Combat Stress's accounts next year before we give praise.
It's on the Combat Stress website, so gives them less wriggle room.
Been away the past ten years have you?
Ultimately it's still a charity doing the job that the Government should be doing (Military Covenant), so whilst it's better than nothing, it's still not what it could or should be!
Nearly all service charities are doing the work of the government. I think the local social services must have my SSAFA number on speed dial. The requests for assistance from them are nearly always to allow someone to continue to live in their own home. If we didn't provide the aids they needed it would be off to the granny farm.
Just one point i'd like to ask , what about those veterans that dont qualify for combat stress because there problems have come up well after there service ended?????
even harder to get help for those guys
Combat stress can still help Pitbull.
combat stress specifically helps ex-service personnel
I'll second that - having spent a few weeks working at Combat Stress, the majority of people who are in contact with the place developed there 'problems' a number of years after there service life was over.
My PTSD didn't strike until 5 years after I left the Army. Combat Stress helped me get a war pension etc and I've been going there for the last 15 yrs.
Combat Stress help those that have served in the Forces and have Mental Health problems, whenever the mental health problem first happened.
and whatever the mental health 'problem' is!
There used to be an 'attributable to service' criteria or similar. Has that changed now?
Do you mean for help from Combat Stress ?
edited to add:
From Combat Stress website "....we have been the only services charity specialising in helping those of all ranks from the Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy suffering from psychological disability as a result of their service."
So it would seem that the criteria hasn't changed.
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