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Latest News 12 May 2022

Infographic: RSL NSW young veteran research

RSL NSW has recently undertaken rigorous and in-depth research into the needs and preferences of younger veterans to ensure support and services are hitting the mark. Here are the findings.

Currently, the majority of RSL NSW members are over the age of 70 years, but the launch of online membership, the removal of membership fees, and other strategic initiatives have started to boost the ranks of younger members and tip those scales. 

RSL NSW has recently undertaken rigorous and in-depth research into the needs and preferences of younger veterans to ensure support and services are hitting the mark.

The research was completed in three phases. Firstly, a short survey was completed by more than 700 members of the veteran community to set the agenda for further enquiry. Next, our researcher conducted 27 hours of one-on-one interviews with young veterans and their partners, gaining a deep understanding of their experiences, challenges and day-to-day lives. Lastly, the findings of the interviews were tested on a broader population set, with a long survey completed by 886 scaling the valuable insights and providing empirical data.

Here’s a snapshot of the findings.   

And a reminder – DVA claim, employment, housing, financial and mental health assistance are all accessible via our charity partner RSL LifeCare Veteran Services, and the organisation can also advise on education, training and recognition of prior learning.

 

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