VETERANS in Clydebank are set to get increased support from Poppy Scotland.

A team of six people have taken over care and support for former armed services personnel in Dunbartonshire.

The new welfare support service will be made up of four welfare support officers and two independent living advisors.

The welfare support officers will be tasked with helping those with complex needs, ranging from issues with their physical or mental health, to housing and financial problems.

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They will work alongside a locally-based independent living advisor who will be responsible for dealing with those who have long-term medical issues - in a bid to keep them living in their own home.

One of the independent living advisors who will look after those in Dunbartonshire is Mary Spence.

She told the Post: “I am delighted to be joining Poppyscotland in my capacity as an independent living advisor, working alongside our partners to deliver person-centred services to our beneficiaries and their families.”

Mary added: “In this, the 75th year since D-Day, it has never been more important or relevant to remember the sacrifices made every day by our armed forces and, as importantly, their families, and the debt we owe them."