Here for veterans and their families

Supporting and advising former members of our UK Armed Forces, reservists and their family members.

Lothians Veterans Centre is a small independent charity which supports military veterans and their families.

We operate a drop-in centre in Dalkeith and have a small team of staff who are readily available to tackle any challenge that arrives through our door.

It is a safe and welcoming environment that can provide instant assistance, support and advice in relation to a wide range of services, including health and wellbeing; housing; employment; benefits; pensions; further education and training; access to health services; welfare; comradeship; and activities.

Veterans can also just drop in for a brew and a chat.

Sometimes there's biscuits!

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HEAT, A SEAT, AND SOMETHING TO EAT

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HEAT, A SEAT, AND SOMETHING TO EAT

Lothians Veterans Centre has launched as a warm hub. To combat the cost-of-living crisis veterans can come here to a welcoming, warm environment, get a brew and a biscuit all day, and between 12 and 2 hot home-made soup and a filled roll. There is also TV and Wifi.
From this Wednesday, January 11, we will be open Mon to Thurs 10am to 4pm.

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“When you leave service life, you can often feel all at sea, unable to find your place in the world and unsure of your value to others …"