Greenwich Hospital and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) are working in partnership to deliver transitional services to those leaving the Royal Navy, and their dependents.
Thanks to funding from Greenwich Hospital, the RNRMC’s Transition Support Service, which was set up in 2021, is set to continue. The service offers training, support and advice to assist former serving personnel who have been involuntarily discharged from the Navy, often at little or no notice, return to civilian life.
Transition from uniform to civilian life can be a difficult and daunting experience for a Service leaver and their family – even more challenging if they only have a short period of time to prepare. The RNRMC’s Transition Support Guides provide non-judgmental, impartial and confidential support to all who need it, regardless of the reason for leaving the Service. They work with the serving individual and their families to ensure they understand and have access to the services and support they are entitled to.
Mike Burningham, Director of Research and Development, said:
“We would like to thank Greenwich Hospital for supporting our Transition Support Service with this funding. It is a vital service that ensures those that have to leave the Royal Navy involuntarily are able to access the right advice and support to allow them to thrive in civilian life.
“Since we set up the service in 2021, we have supported more than 200 service leavers and their families.
“I’m delighted to see Greenwich Hospital and RNRMC working together for the people of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, past and present.”
Deirdre Mills, the new Director of Greenwich Hospital, said:
“It is important to ensure that support is in place at a time of vulnerability. This service provides an opportunity for individuals to plan their move into civilian life in terms of housing, employment, and community integration. This is an essential service, and we are delighted to work with RNRMC to put this support in place.”
Greenwich Hospital and the RNRMC have a long history of working together to support organisations who help the Royal Navy community. This new piece of strategic partnership working takes the co-operation to another level.
If you think the Transition Support Service can help, visit rnrmc.org.uk/need-help-now/transition-support-service, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 9387 1568