Category Archive:VCP News

Balfour Beatty/VCP Armed Forces Refurbishment Project

Balfour Beatty & Warwickshire County Council in partnership with the Veterans Contact Point are soon to start a major refurbishment of our existing “Horsa Building” with first stage works beginning in early September 2018.

VCP’s Office/Building as is

New building following refurbishment – artists impression at this stage and may not be the final approved plan (subject to approval and consent)

New interior – some changes have already taken place (artists  impression of the proposed internal building – final layout subject to approval and consent)

The above diagrams and proposals are only an indication of the work being considered and exact details/plans are not yet confirmed.

The facility for emergency accommodation is also only an indication of a potential and should this opportunity manifest into reality, full risk assessments and consultations with interested parties will be taken prior to any veterans being afforded this service. Its is stressed that should we offer emergency overnight accommodation this will only happen when all other statutory provisions and other alternatives have been exhausted.

We are looking for support from our Armed Forces Community to be involved in working alongside Balfour Beatty be it from making the Tea or actual getting your hands dirty.

We would also welcome support through donations to support the work being done, this crowd funding page has been set up to help with the internal furniture and additional resources for the completed building, if you wish to support you can so this direct through the Veterans Contact Point (cheques payable to The Veterans Contact Point) where all funding will be allocated direct to the refurb or alternatively this can be done through: 

Interest in getting involved? Ring us 02476343793 or email:



Balfour Beatty AFC/Veterans Job Opportunities Street Works/Highways


We are please to announce that Balfour Beatty through their Armed Forces Corporate Covenant and “Giving Back” initiative are keen to support former members of the Armed Forces (Veterans) into work in their Company. Initially this will be through their Warwickshire Country Council/Highways Contract. Offering full training, CSCS, Street Works Qualification through a Senior Apprenticeship up to NVQ Level 3. Full time, salary initially the living wage and up to £12 per hour.  Interested? Then send you CV and a covering letter to the Veterans Contact Point via email:


Armed Forces Day – Warwick District 21st June 2018

Where: Royal Regiment of Fusilier’s Museum St John’s House, Warwick CV34 4NF

When: Saturday 21 July, 11am − 3pm

Warwickshire’s Armed Forces Day Gala Event, Saturday 30th June 2018


The Veterans Contact Point will host Warwickshire’s 2018 Armed Forces Day Gala Event Saturday 30th June. #SaluteOurForces




As for previous years it will be held at The Gala Field off Avenue Road/Dunns Close, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5NE. Public Access from 10:00 to 16:00.

Join us in celebrating our annual “Show of Support” to our Armed Forces Community, entrance is FREE for members of the public.

We welcome market traders, large and small, community organisations and charities who would like to sell goods or raise awareness at Warwickshire’s Premier Armed Forces Day event. For further details and booking forms please contact: The Armed Forces Day Team Telephone 02476343793 or via email:


Free Course for Veterans running in Atherstone, North Warwickshire starting 16th April 2018

A free Therapeutic Therapy  Course provided by Little Ems will start on 16th April 2018 between 1330-1630 running every two weeks for 6 sessions in total. Please see attached flyer for full course details. If you are interested please contact Em on 07572 266472 for more information.

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

HMPPS First Step CJS MCTC Project – FREE 2 Day Employabilty Course – 12th & 13th December

HMPPS CFO CJS Veterans Employability Course – supporting Veterans into Work

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?

HMPPS First Step CJS Veterans Project 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: for more details or to book your place on this course