Project 360° is an innovative partnership project led by Age Cymru, working with Woody’s Lodge, and Age Alliance Wales members to support older military veterans across Wales. It is funded by the Aged Veterans Fund initiated by the Chancellor using LIBOR money.
Former armed service personnel can have difficulties coping with civilian life and, in particular, accessing the health and social care they need to live a fulfilled life. Project 360° aims to ensure that services provided by Age Alliance Wales members are meeting the needs of older veterans, and that the right support is given to older veterans through a 360° provision. The project will also bring the combined services of Age Cymru and Age Alliance Wales to those veterans attending Woody’s Lodge in an environment in which they feel comfortable and familiar, and develop a second facility at Caernarfon to replicate the same.
To be supported by the project you must have been a member of the UK armed services, reservists, or seen active service in the merchant navy for one day or more, and aged 65 or over. The project can also provide support and guidance for families and carers of eligible veterans.
A charity providing a welcoming space for armed service veterans, recent leavers, reservists and those serving in the emergency services to socialise, and have access to relevant services. It is currently based at HMS Cambria site near Sully, Vale of Glamorgan.
Visit the Woody's Lodge website for more information.
Age Alliance Wales
An alliance of 21 national voluntary organisations in Wales who work together to develop the legislative, policy and resource frameworks that will improve the lives of older people in Wales.
Members of Age Alliance Wales
- Action on Hearing Loss Cymru
- Age Connects Wales
- Age Cymru
- Alzheimer’s Society Wales
- Arthritis Care in Wales
- British Red Cross in Wales
- British Lung Foundation
- Care & Repair Cymru
- Carers Trust
- Carers Wales
- Contact the Elderly
- Cruse Bereavement Care Cymru
- Deafblind Cymru
- Disability Wales
- Learning and Work Institute
- PRIME Cymru
- RNIB Cymru
- Royal Voluntary Service Cymru
- Sense Cymru
- The Stroke Association Wales
- Volunteering Matters Wales
We want to hear your views
Project 360° will engage with older veterans across Wales to understand what they need to improve the quality of their lives, and what barriers they may currently face to access the services they need.
If you have been a member of the UK armed services, reservists, or seen active service in the merchant navy for one day or more, and be aged 65 or over we would love to hear from you.
If would like to get your voice heard and shape the support for older military veterans in Wales, or would like us to attend your local group or organisation to talk to older veterans, please contact us
Project Launch - Thursday 7 December 10:30am to 12noon at Memo Arts Centre, Barry, CF62 8NA
Were you, or some you know a veteran of the armed services, reservist, or had active service in the merchant navy, and are aged 65 or over? Or are you interested to learn about what Project 360° is planning to do to support older veterans in your local area and across Wales?
Come along for a free cup of tea and a mince pie, and find out what we plan to do to improve the lives of older military veterans across Wales, and how you could be involved. The event will also have information from the project partners about their services and how they could support you.
We're delighted that we will be joined by Minister, Rebecca Evans AM for the launch.
RSVP by Thursday 30 November 2017.
Please direct RSVPs with any access or dietary requirements, and any enquiries to Heather Ferguson
Heather Ferguson – Project Manager
Helen Shaw – Partnership Officer (South Wales)
Vacancy - Partnership Officer (North Wales)
Telephone - 029 2043 1555
Tŷ John Pathy 13/14 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ