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Older veterans of our armed forces often need tailored support to help their independent living.

A navy veteran sitting on a bench with one young boy on his knee and the other sitting beside him

Joining Forces is an Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland project providing support for veterans aged 50+, their families or people who care for veterans.  We cover Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  If you are a veteran, know of, or supporting any person who is aged 50+ and served in the British Armed Forces for more than one day please do not hesitate to contact us.

How can the Joining Forces project help?

The project offers a range of support which is not time limited and will make sure you know who to go to if you need more support in the future

  • Advice, information and one-to-one help with problem solving, completing paperwork, signposting to other support opportunities and a listening ear if you have no family network.
  • Our Independent Living Co ordinators can work alongside you, devoting the time needed to resolve any issues you are facing, including those which are complex and multi-faceted.
  • Veterans Cafés where you can meet up with other veterans for a chat or to reminisce
  • Outings to military and non-military places of interest including attendance to military remembrance events

Where is the Joining Forces project available?

We can support veterans who live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Does the project offer free support to veterans?

Yes. Our Joining Forces project has been established through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.  There is no charge of veterans aged 50+ to access our support.

How do I arrange for help?

Please get in touch with Jill Bindley or Owen Jones.  Both Jill and Owen are often away from the office visiting veterans so please do not hesitate to leave a message for them and they will return your call at the earliest opportunity.

Jill Bindley
0773 963 0659
Hours of work – Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

Owen Jones
0773 882 0948
Hours of work – Wednesday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Further Information

Our Joining Forces Leaflet provides more information on this service.