Posted on November 1, 2018
A new study shows more needs to be done to support families transitioning from the military to a civilian career. The report is said to be the first to specifically look at the experiences of Service families. It reveals what it calls the ‘complex’ nature of transition which falls into six key areas; housing, health, education and children, employment, finances and well-being. The study says there needs to be a shift in culture for policy makers and service providers, as well as leavers and families. This includes raising awareness of the importance of advance planning for a successful transition, and tailoring support to each family’s specific needs. There’s also a recommendation to provide better details to those leaving about what they are entitled to and the process they need to go through. The authors of the report, the Naval, Army and RAF Families Federations, highlight the need for further research and improved resources.