June has been a truly remarkable month is the terms of cases concluded, people re-homed, actions taken, and things going on behind the scenes. There have been two of the fastest re-locations on record, with one happening in just over 24 hours and the other taking just under a week to complete. It's at times like this when you realise just what a vital and much-needed service we provide, and if you have been sitting there wondering what belonging to the VAUK means then it is this: We are there when we are needed. When we are not needed we are still there, but quietly, and hoping the world is performing well and no-one needs our services.
Even cancer treatment has failed to slow down Tony: his dedication and determination to help other veterans and their families with a multitude of problems and issues is no less now than it was 4 years ago.
Welcome to the website of the Veteran's Association UK
We hope you find our website informative and entertaining.
VAUK are an organisation run mostly by a nationwide network of volunteers, which span the country from Cornwall to the far north of Scotland! Our services are free to access and all our coordinators are trained.
We are mostly self-funded and a good part of the money we need to keep our office running comes from membership fees. If you would like to support the VAUK by becoming a member the cost is only £12 pa and you can join by going over to the 'Membership' page: if you don't wish to become a member but would still like to donate then there's a button for that too :-)
The Veteran's Association was created from a single Facebook page, set up by Tony (Hannable) Hayes in 2011, in response to a TV programme discussing the plight of homeless veterans. That page grew rapidly as more and more people became outraged by the apparent lack of care by Government and support associations for these people whom daily risked life and limb to protect our freedoms and our way of life. There has not been one single year in living memory in which British Forces were not involved in conflict: the continuing loss of life and the disabilities suffered and discrimination afforded to these heroes was, and is, appalling. To find out more about the conflicts we have been involved with click here
We at VAUK strive to re-balance the scales, by acting on behalf of men and women who are terribly let down by other organisations, with our vow that we will not turn away, nor judge, nor discriminate against any veteran or serving person who genuinely needs our help.
In the video below Tony, CEO of the Veteran's Association UK, discusses veteran's health. An American news presenter from CCTV interviewed Tony, asking whether the treatment of veterans was any different here than in the USA!
(Spoiler alert: the answer was "No")