CSW AFC Fund Trust – Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten Project

CSW AFC Fund Trust – Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten Project

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.

VSNBF – Weekly Brew & Banter

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)

A Car Boot full of NAFFI Break & Main Meals” for Veterans

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.

Ring 02476 343793 to book a place for Veterans Breakfast – Wear your Veterans Pin Badge or bring Verification of Service

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 contactus@veteranscontactpoint.co.uk

Ensuring the Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Veterans are Not Forgotten