The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has produced an interactive Map of Need and a series of reports giving insight into where veterans are in the UK. The Map of Need enables the comparison of multiple data sources and research findings, allowing for evidence-based findings about our veteran population.

Their website explains:

There are currently thought to be around 2.75 million veterans living in the UK. To date, there has been little understanding of veterans’ specific regional needs, provision in those regions and numbers of veterans and their families needing access to this provision.

With the wellbeing of ex-Service personnel in the UK a national focus in recent years, the Map of Need provides an important Public Health Observation function with implications at a local, regional and national level.

It enables the comparison of multiple data sources and research findings, providing users with an accurate picture of our veteran population, now and in the years to come.

You can find out more about the Map, and associated reports, on the AFCFT website, and also request detailed data for your particular region, if you need it.