Category Archive:VCP News

Merry Christmas from the Team at The Veterans Contact Point

We wish all of our Armed Forces Community and their Families, past and present a Merry Christmas and safe New Year.

 

We will close our drop in centre in Nuneaton from Friday 22nd December and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018, to spend time with our own families and friends. Stay safe and thank you for your support in 2017

Taylor Woodrow & BuildForce (Southern Alliance) Armed Forces Insight day

Taylor Woodrow & BuildForce (Southern Alliance) Armed Forces Insight day
Date: Mon 27th November Time: 1100 – 1600 Venue: Waterloo room, Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7PX

FREE 2 Day Employabilty Course – 12th & 13th December

Free Employability Support Course for Veterans
Are you a former member of the armed forces?
Are you struggling to find work?
Are you nervous at interviews or not confident at job application forms?

We are running a FREE 2 day training course that will help improve your job applications and interview skills.

Where: The Veterans Contact Point Bentley Road Nuneaton Warwickshire, CV11 5LR Telephone: 02476343793

When: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December

Time: 10am to 3pm

Ring now or email: contactus@veteranscontactpoint.co.uk for more details or to book your place on this course

 

Armed Forces Covenant HM Prisons & Probation Service (HMPPS) First Step Project – Support Across West Midlands Region

Armed Forces Funded—HMPPS First Step Project
Are you working with a former member of the
UK Armed Forces?

Ubique Partnerships Ltd has secured Armed Forces Covenant funding in partnership with HMPPS First Step Project to focus on identifying and working with former members of the UK Armed Forces who have been discharged from the services because of criminal behaviour and convictions and resettling in the West Midlands area.

We aim to provide a holistic level of support through case management and peer support focusing on common issues including: employability, accommodation, health, debt and relationships. As part of this project we will be delivering employability courses tailored to reflect the experiences and needs of Veterans in the criminal justice system.

Referrals to Ubique Partnerships can be made directly to the Project Manager: firststep@ubiquepartnerships.com
Or through The Remember Veterans Criminal Justice Referral & Helpline : Telephone 02476 348227.

A learning approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing delivered across Coventry and Warwickshire

The Recovery and Wellbeing Academy aims to support Personal Recovery and Wellbeing.
So what is personal Recovery? Personal Recovery is about building a meaningful and satisfying life despite difficulties caused by ill health. There are 3 very important elements of Personal recovery that the Academy supports; • Having Control of your life and Illness; • Having the Opportunity to build a life beyond illness • Having Hope and belief that we can all pursue hopes and dreams.
What is a Recovery & Wellbeing Academy? Our Academy is not a School, College or Academy in the traditional sense of the word, you don’t need to be academically minded to attend and there are no tests, exams or assessments. The Academy offers a learning approach to personal recovery and wellbeing that compliments existing services provided by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust and Coventry & Warwickshire Mind. We offer a wide range of courses and workshops designed to empower you in recognising your skills, abilities and resources and learning to become an expert in your own recovery and wellbeing. Who are the Courses & Workshops run by and who are they for? Our courses and workshops are designed with the expectation that many people attending may feel nervous, worried or may have difficulty concentrating. Our Courses and Workshops are designed to be informal, friendly and enjoyable and are delivered in safe, nurturing environments. If you have further learning needs please let us know at enrolment so we can accommodate your specialist requirements. Many of our courses are led by a Peer Trainer who has direct life experience of recovery and a Practitioner Trainer who has specialist professional skills & knowledge in that subject area. Both trainers will support students throughout.
The Recovery and wellbeing courses are open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Coventry and Warwickshire who wants to better manage or understand their Mental Health and wellbeing. Friends, family, staff, and carers are encouraged to attend as we strongly believe in learning together to get the most out of the courses on offer.
All courses and workshops delivered by the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy are educational and will equip you with skills and knowledge to better manage your mental health and wellbeing. However, if you feel you require more intensive or specialist support and currently do not receive any; you can contact your G.P or your local IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service who offer specialist talking therapies. For an IAPT assessment please call 02476 671090.
3Final Recovery and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus oversized August 2017

The Jesse Owen Royal Marine – Memorial Fund

Give to the Jesse Owen RM Memorial Fund

The VCP is continuing to raise funds to recognised and remember the late Jesse Owen Royal Marine, fund raising started at the recent Armed Forces Day on 24th June with the Charity kick starting the appeal fund with a sizeable donation. If you remember Jesse, or would want to contribute to this intended memorial, please email: contactus@veteranscontactpoint.co.uk or telephone 02476 343793. Alternatively you can pop your donation into the VCP, situated off Bentley Road, Nuneaton CV11 5LR – we are open Monday to Friday between 10:00 – 15:30.