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The Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2020 has been published and can be found here
The Forces in Mind Trust has awarded £500,000 to the ADVANCE Study Charity (The Armed Service Trauma Rehabilitation Outcome Study) to explore military to civilian transition experiences of combat veterans. The ADVANCE Study is a collaboration between the Academic Department of Military Rehabilitation (ADMR, Stanford Hall), Imperial College, London and King’s College, London. It is the first comprehensive long-term cohort study to investigate the physical and psycho-social outcomes of battlefield casualties. Previous research into the long-term outcomes of Vietnam or World War II veterans have been inconclusive or focused on narrow criteria, resulting in the need for a methodologically robust cohort study. As such, the study is focused on those deployed in Afghanistan with the UK Armed Forces between 2002 and 2014, and will take place over a 20-year period. More information can be found here.