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Supporting older veterans to love later life!

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all face-to-face activity has been temporarily suspended. All activity for the Veterans Project will take place over the phone unitl further notice: Call Mark or Sandra 08443 843 843

VETERANS from Allerdale and Copeland will  receive additional support as a result of a new befriending programme funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.  Age UK West Cumbria has appointed two new veterans’ connectors to help isolated and vulnerable older veterans and also their carers and family. Help will range from advice and one to one support, to connecting people into activity and friendship groups, like walking football and breakfast groups.

Meet our Veteran Connection Officers

The programme officers will work to find and help veterans in need, specifically those who have been feeling lonely as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns, connecting them into new friendship networks, as well as other forms of support.

This service offers support with:

  • Information and advice regarding benefits, housing adaptations, equipment, aids to daily living, and other support
  • Befriending and socialising
  • Information on social and community activities in your area
  • Getting into volunteering
  • Linking with service friends through social media
  • Support to attend commemorative and reunion events

Are you an older Veteran? Need some help & support?

Call our local Helpline to arrange an appointment with one of our Project Workers

We are looking for volunteers for the project to help with:

  • Befriending, either by visiting or telephoning for a chat
  • Support for veterans to join in social activities or attend commemorative or reunion events
  • Running a coffee morning or social activity group

If you would be interested in volunteering apply now or for more information contact us

Apply to volunteer

This project is financed through the Aged Veterans Fund, funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds.

Age UK in partnership with the Ministry of Defence & SSAFA

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