Walking With The Wounded (WWTW), a leading military charity is expanding its national reach with the launch of the new North East Regional Service Hub, in partnership with MySpace Housing Solutions.
Following the success of Walking With The Wounded’s first Regional Service Hub in the North West of England, the Charity’s North East Service, launched in 2019, continues to grow and expand. Walking With The Wounded North East will continue their work at Gateshead Civic Centre but will now also work from the new Regional Service Hub, based in North Shields, in partnership with MySpace Housing Solutions. The new Hub will be opened on 11 November, Remembrance Day.
The development of the Hub started in March 2020. MySpace Housing Solutions operate a veterans’ supported accommodation service at the Walker Building in North Tyneside. The organisation will provide veteran housing and WWTW will provide access to welfare and employability support to ex-military, empowering them to regain their independence, thrive and contribute in our communities.
Ed Parker, WWTW CEO, said,
“Walking With The Wounded’s (WWTW) North East Service Hub is being opened in partnership with MySpace Housing Solutions. The new hub will provide vital services to the ex-military community in the North East, with the WWTW team providing mental health and employment support and MySpace focusing on housing support for those who need it the most. WWTW has been operational in the North East since 2019 and the new Service Hub will provide a permanent base for the team. It is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates that we are still here to support those who serve.”
WWTW North East Regional Operations Manager, Tommy Watson, commented,
“The launch of the new North East Service Hub is a fantastic development for WWTW and it builds on our strong relationships with organisations like the Armed Forces Outreach Service ( AFOS ) and the regional councils. The new Hub will enable us to reach more veterans in the North East of England, work more closely alongside other organisations supporting those who served and allow us to help veterans reintegrate into their communities.”
MySpace Regional Manager for Cumbria and the North East, Vanessa Dixon added,
“MySpace are delighted to be working in partnership with WWTW to develop a Veterans Support Hub as part of our accommodation project. MySpace aims to support independence and inspire growth and by utilising the Hub and the specialist support services on offer there, our tenants will be able to access information, support and guidance whilst at the same time being able to be involved to design and coproduce the services being offered.”
In order to create a joint working environment, WWTW have received support from a number of organisations including, Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, Ground Control, Fortem, North East Business Systems, Bell Group and White Knight Maintenance.