PEER RESEARCHER TRAINING COURSE FOR MILITARY VETERANS – COURSE BRIEF
The course will be taught by lecturers from Northumbria University and researchers from â€˜The Northern Hub for Military Veterans and Families Researchâ€™ see:
The Royal British Legion, New St. Birmingham.
At the end of the course, we hope that you will be able to:
Everyone who attends more than two-thirds of the total number of sessions will be awarded a certificate of attendance.
Once you have completed the course you will have the opportunity to put your name forward to undertake paid work as part of an ongoing research project. This is not a compulsory part of the course, but is an opportunity you may wish to take once the course is complete. This will be discussed during the course, and you will have the chance to ask questions you may have.
Please contact feel free to contact Dr Gemma Wilson
Work continues on the planned memorial for Jesse Owen a former Royal Marine/Special Boat Service Veteran who passed away on the 20th November 2017. The VCP and Barry Longden (Cllr NBBC) who himself is also a Veteran, have made contact with FCC Environment at Judkins Quarry in Nuneaton who have kindly donated the main memorial stone. Planning permissions are being sort from NBCC to place the memorial in Riverslea Park, Nuneaton, with a deadline for the dedication ceremony being planned for 17th December 2017. The memorial and dedication will also recognise all of our Commando Forces and will be display the Commando Dagger the emblem of Commando Forces and “United We Conquer” their moto.
The VCP have also been in contact with Major General Rob Macowan RM and The Royal Marines Association who have pledged their support and attendance at the dedication ceremony. Please watch this site for further details of presentation, if you want to donate or be involved in this project/event please contact the VCP 02476343793.
The Further Forces programme is an initiative designed to support service personnel preparing to leave the Armed Forces to become Further Education lecturers.
There is currently a high demand for science, engineering and technology trainers/teachers in colleges throughout England.
The programme includes a free teacher transition programme and a full teacher training programme (PGCE), as well as support in finding employment as a teacher/trainer in a Further Education college.
For more information please contact email@example.com or visit http://port.ac.uk/furtherforces
*PLEASE SHARE WITH COLLEAGUES/NETWORKS & CLIENTS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED*
Sky Blues in the Community launch next Sports Leaders course on 5th September 2017!
PLEASE SEE FLYER BELOW FOR MORE INFO. YOU CAN ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THE PROGRAMME HELPED ONE OF THE PARTICPANTS HERE:
Please contact Mike Colton 07929118598 to support the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Flight Educational Memorial being erected at The National Arboretum at Alrewas at the Special Forces Memorial Grove. Every penny donated will help the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Flight at the NA a reality to remember the sacrifices made by D&B Companies, 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 298 and 644 Squadrons RAF on D-Day 6th June 1944.
VCP media team: 024 763 43793
01 August 2016
Veterans Contact Point (VCP) – Volunteer to mentor our Armed Forces!
The Veterans Contact Point, an Armed Forces charity, is urgently looking for volunteers to become mentors/peer support workers for our local Service Personnel who have left the Armed Forces. We welcome interest from all not just those who are veterans themselves.
The charity is calling upon motivated individuals to join its ranks and be paired up with military service personnel in the local communities of Coventry, Warwickshire & Solihull areas.
The role of a VCP mentor/peer support worker is to listen, support, motivate and empower those who they are supporting, acting as their professional advocate assisting them to access opportunities and services. We will offer you training and support to develop your skills and knowledge in supporting our Armed Forces, their families and dependants.
Civvy-street can be difficult for former members of the Armed Forces, Families & Dependants as employment, living arrangements, financial stability, support networks and personal lifestyles all change rapidly and sometimes all at once. We aim to be there as an additional source of support at this critical time to veterans and their families helping them to get the help that they are eligible for.
The Veterans Contact Point Supports Service Personnel from all of our Armed Forces and we work alongside the other key partners, helping individuals of the Armed Forces, no matter the circumstances.
For more information or to learn how to become a volunteer visit www.veteranscontactpoint.co.uk, email:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02476 343793.
Follow us on Twitter:@veteransCP
Registered Charity (England & Wales No. 1155953
The Project will be formally launched on Friday, 22nd July at West Mercia Police HQ at Hindlip, Worcestershire WR3 8SP. Keynote Speakers will involve Phillip Seccombe – Warwickshire PCC, Tracey Onslow – Deputy PCC West Mercia, with representatives from Warwickshire & West Mercia Police Alliance, The National Probation Service, Warwickshire & West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company, SSAFA Warwickshire & Coventry – Representing the Military Charities, Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust – Ex-Armed Forces Project and three delivery Partners; YSS Ltd, Ubique Partnership Ltd and The Veterans Contact Point.
The programme will also include a film highlighting the Personal Testimonies from Veterans and their Family Members which will be introduced by Emily Gee from FF Gaiden Control.
The launch of the Remember Veterans project in Warwickshire and West Mercia marks a unique collaboration between the agencies of the criminal justice service and military charities and other organisations providing support to service veterans. With funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund the OPCC in West Mercia is working in partnership with voluntary sector organisations that already deliver services in Warwickshire and West Mercia.
The key aims of the project are:
Our aim is not to create a long term entity that would become reliant on continuation funding, but to embed change within CJS organisations in strategy, delivery and practice in their approach to service veterans. We anticipate our legacy will be in the processes for data collection and knowledge exchange; training materials and programmes; and improved partnership work through capacity building initiatives.
We intend the research and evaluation of the project to provide clear recommendations for our wider strategic approach beyond the 2 year funding period.
Asking the Armed Forces Question can improve the life of a veteran
We will be asking you to pledge your support
Telephone: 02476 348227
SSAFA provides lifelong support for veterans and their families. So if you’ve ever served in the Army, RAF or Royal Navy, we’re here for you and your family when you need help, for life. That’s for both Regulars and Reserves.
How we can help
Our trained volunteers can provide practical and emotional support if and when you need it. Our network of local branches means that help and advice is always close at hand. When you contact us for support we will put you in touch with one of our experienced advisors in your area.
It is often the little things which make the most difference – but we are also experienced at dealing with complex problems
SSAFA can also be accessed via The Veterans Contact Point in Nuneaton which is open Monday to Friday between 10:00 – 16:00 daily. Telephone 02476 343793
SSAFA is here to give practical housing advice and support to veterans and their dependents.
Our expert Housing Advisors offer impartial guidance around housing issues for those who have left the Armed Forces. Our guidance includes homelessness, housing benefits, accessing social housing, tenants’ rights, mortgage arrears, repossession and eviction.
Our Housing Advisors cannot give you legal advice but they will look into your situation and explain your options. They can also signpost you to other organisations for help.
Advisors also work together with our volunteer network to try and source financial assistance that you might need to solve your housing problems, for example finding money for a deposit or to clear mortgage arrears.
After leaving the Forces, some ex-service personnel find themselves in financial trouble. SSAFA can give you the support you need.
If you have fallen behind on your bills, credit cards or other payments and you are struggling to get by or even at risk of losing your home, then your local SSAFA team can help you to get advice on dealing with your debt.
For more support and information on our services, please visit us at ssafa.org.uk or contact your local office in Warwickshire and Coventry on 01926 491317 or email@example.com