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Veterans Outreach Support visiting Salisbury and Amesbury

The South West's New Mobile Veterans Outreach Support Service will be visiting Salisbury and Amesbury on 30 and 30 January 2020.

Published 28 January 2020

In response to the Government's continued commitment to its Armed Forces, this unique and bespoke mobile service is the first of its kind and is specifically designed to provide direct support and assistance to veterans across the region, even in remote locations.

As part of a wider local authority project that aims to raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant, members of the Armed Forces, public and veterans are invited to visit the outreach team to learn more about the covenant, the outreach service, or to engage with the team to seek support across a wide range of issues including health, accommodation, finance, employment and education.

Army veteran Sarah Welch is the Outreach Project Officer. She said The addition of our new outreach vehicle is a great step toward us reaching out to the more remote areas of the region where veterans may struggle to access services and need our engagement and encouragement. We will deliver support, education and awareness across the south west to improve outcomes for our Armed Forces community, who have given so much.

In January, the Outreach Service will be teaming up with Radian and representatives from SSAFA, Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club, Help for Heroes, NHS Salisbury Trust and the Defence Medical Welfare Service. 

The outreach service will be at: 

  •  Longhedge Village, McNamara Road, Salisbury, SP4 6BW from 10am - 3:30pm on 30 January
  • Pavilion Car Park, Archers Way, Amesbury, Salisbury, SP4 7XX from 10am - 3:30pm on 31 January. 

If you are a member of the Armed Forces Community and need our help, please stop by and visit.

If you want to know more about the work of Forces Connect South West and our new Veterans Outreach Support service, please visit Forces Connect South West and more importantly pass it on.

Published 28 January 2020
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