The Veterans Contact Point has been active in delivering services through the AFC Fund Trust Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten Project across the Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant Area.
The VCP team has learnt through “experience” how to master Microsoft TEAMS – LIVE Events. To date the VCP has delivered on-line sessions/presentations from across the CSW AFC Partners: Housing & The Armed Forces, The Armed Forces Covenant, Employability, Substance Misuse Support, Veterans Mental Health/TILS, Veterans Stories, Keeping Armchair Fit and news/live events from the various Veterans HUBS (mainly in North Warwickshire & Nuneaton).
In addition to establishing an on-line presence for the Armed Forces Community across the CSW area, the VCP Peer Support Team have also conducted regular telephone calls ” Veterans Buddy Check” to Veterans known to the Charity and those referred from Partners such as CWPT Ex-Armed Forces Mental Health/TILS/HIS, SSAFA Warwickshire & Coventry and through the CJS Remember Veterans Project.
Other VSNBF deliveries included delivering “NAFFI Break & Main Meal” boxes to Veterans locked down during COVID19. The team reached out to provide these in, Atherstone/North Warwickshire, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Leamington and Stratford upon Avon (SOA).
Pictured below is Ed Collis delivering these welfare packs to veterans known to him in SOA (immediately below is Ed dropping of a welfare box to a very happy veteran)
The VCP continues to deliver services through funding provided by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, this includes Brew & Banter, Veterans into Work Support, Immediate welfare support – food/funds/Peer Support.
Plans are being developed to provide a “COVID19 Safe Veteran Breakfast Club” at the VCP In Nuneaton starting Saturday 14th November, veterans are requested to ring first to be in a “Safe Group of 6” . This latest initiative is subject to the impacts/changes imposed by the on-going restrictions.
We continue to ensure that we remain open for those who need us, if you need help or are struggling or even know another veteran who maybe struggling – please do ring us: 02476 343793 or email email@example.com
Ensuring the Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Veterans are Not Forgotten