Our Joining Forces service provides support to older veterans (born before January 1950) and their families and carers.
The service is available to all veterans, whether they served in the Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Merchant Navy, in Regular or Reserve forces and includes time spent during National Service.
How we can help:
We will carry out an initial assessment during which we will discuss your needs and personal goals so that we can provide a tailored package of support. We can help with a broad range of matters, including:
- Managing at Home – support to access services enabling you to live independently at home, understanding your housing options, ensuring you have enough support at home and accessing aids and adaptations.
- Money – We can ensure that you are claiming all of the welfare entitlements available to you, including relevant service related benefits and grants. We can also advise and review other money matters such as utility bills, pensions, tax and bank accounts.
- Safety – We can help with accessing equipment and adaptations in the home, assist in accessing local authority support services and direct you to other services and age appropriate products.
Social Groups – Friendship and companionship are very important and our friendship groups and activities are a great opportunity to spend time with people with similar backgrounds and interests and to make new friends. (See below for details of the new Joining Forces Clubs).
If we are unable to help then we can put you in touch with someone who can.
This is a completely free service
Contact our Joining Forces Team today:
Pat Cox – Veteran Information & Advice
Tel: 07523 518413
Nicola Bayne - Veteran Clubs
Tel: 07523 518414
The Joining Forces project is a partnership initiative with Age UK and funded by the Aged Veterans Project which is funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds
Joining Forces Clubs
Clubs for older veterans (born before January 1950) and ex-service men and women to enjoy refreshments, banter and good company