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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or through The Remember Veterans Criminal Justice Referral & Helpline : Telephone 02476 348227.
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.
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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: email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://port.ac.uk/furtherforces
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