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!

Lothian Veteran Centre Activities
Whitson Johnston Presentation
Christmas Hamper Deliveries

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Christmas Hamper Deliveries

Some more good deeds and Christmas cheer delivered by LVC, SSAFA – Edinburgh & Lothians and Midlothian Hampers for Veterans to make our veterans’ and their families’ lives so much nicer this Christmas.
Darren popped in yesterday with his youngest daughter to pick up some Christmas hampers. LVC’s Ian (aka Santa) filled his car boot before going off to deliver hampers to veterans at the Veterans Café in Edinburgh and the recently widowed wife of one of our beloved veterans.
Ian is also going to visit an elderly veteran in West Lothian today who has been nominated by his carers to receive a hamper as he is lost and lonely after losing his wife earlier this year and he does not have anyone to celebrate Christmas with.
These are just a few examples of how we have collaborated with our partners to make the lives of veterans and their families that bit more special this Christmas. Teamwork makes the dream work!

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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 …"