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Findings to help Forces staff.

EX-SERVICE personnel and their families could get more help as a report looking at their specific needs nears completion.

The 12 local authorities in the North East have been helping to finalise the regional review of the Health of the Ex-Service Community, which has seen the armed forces, NHS, other public bodies and voluntary organisations work together. Better communication, sharing information and raising the profile of the veterans' community are among the points that could be flagged up..

The year-long study, which will be complete in March, comes after a Government paper called for an increased commitment to understanding veterans.

It is the first time all such organisations have come together for a project of this kind.

Coun Robin Todd, chairman of Durham County Council's adults, wellbeing and health scrutiny committee, said: "The report aims to provide a series of clear recommendations on how to provide for the unique needs of ex-service people."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 28, 2011
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