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Removing Barriers

Published on 25 August 2020 03:31 PM


We have launched a new project supporting veterans and their families, helping with a range of matters from health, social and finances to relationships, employment and parenting.

The service, called Removing Barriers,is completely free to access and offers up to 12 weeks of support, all tailored to meet the individual needs of each person.

David Ward from Age UK Lancashire said: “We are really excited to be able to offer this service, as from our previous experience of working with older veterans, we know that it’s often the family or carers that also need extra help, so we can now be there for them too”.

Funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust, Removing Barriers aims to support veterans who are aged 50 and over, their live-in family members and carers. Working on a one to one basis with a friendly member of the team, people will be able to access additional assistance based on their needs. 

David Ward added: “We want to be able to make a positive difference to people’s lives and have the support in place to be able to do that. Our professional and friendly team have a whole host of experience and can get people the support they are looking for, without people having to go through various channels and organisations. We can help them access what they need on their behalf, making life much easier”.

Available to people living in the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre areas, people are encouraged to contact us on 0300 303 1234 (charged at local rate) or to see how we can help. You can also find out more information here.

David Ward said: “If you are a veteran looking for help or a family member or carer living with a veteran then please contact us. We know the challenges that people face in these difficult times and are there for everyone to help make things easier. Please do get in touch”.