SSAFA has published a report this July:
For many people, a veteran is an old man with medals and a beret, marching on Remembrance Sunday. The truth can sometimes be very different. We are now seeing a generation of men and women leave the services at a young age.
These are the voices of veterans whose stories we rarely hear. They are men and women who have found the transition from service in the Armed Forces to civilian life a humbling, sometimes humiliating, experience. Often too proud to ask for help, they feel isolated and alone. Marriages and relationships have broken down. They worry about their finances. They are struggling to find suitable housing. Many of them have chronic physical or mental health problems, which they believe were caused or exacerbated by their military service, but cannot get the medical help they need.
These men and women served their nation, but many of them do not feel supported by society, and some feel they have been disadvantaged. They contrast their experiences with those of their counterparts in the US and feel they have been forgotten.