Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) has launched a new pilot programme designed to help reach and support the most complex mental health needs veterans, their families and carers. The Northern Care Coordination Partnership (NCCP) is one of the seven programmes awarded by the Armed Forces Convenient Fund Trust across the country. These projects form the Serious Stress project. WWTW has created the NCCP across Greater Manchester and a large proportion of the North East as part of their veteran’s hub model.
Working with delivery organisations across the regions, the Support Care Coordinators will intensively work with each client to encourage a positive approach to their individual journey of change. Supporting each client in many different ways such as sourcing therapy, improving social isolation and advising on the best support available with debt and housing issues.
Simon Lock, Project Manager, Northern Care Coordination Partnership said,
“This is a fantastic new programme that enables Walking With The Wounded to support more veterans in the community, and ensure that they receive the appropriate level of support”.
The aim of the programme is to engage the most hard to reach complex veteran, their families and carers. It has been designed to reduce their stresses and allow them to have a positive and hopefully quicker, treatment journey. The majority of the clients will be referred to the programme via the NHS Veterans Mental Health Services in both areas. Support Care Coordinators will then regularly meet the client and support them to engage.
The Universality of Chester will be evaluating each of the Serious Stress Fund Projects, which will help to evidence base the need and the impact WWTW has made.
The Support Care Coordinators will add value and complement the already existing support in the WWTW hubs. The programme started in March 2019 and took on their first clients early July 2019. The project is a collaborative working programme where the team will engage with as many different organizations as possible to ensure that the client’s journey is best suited to them.
About Walking With The Wounded:
Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded (‘WWTW’) supports ex-servicemen and women who have struggled with their transition from the military to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence.
The charity focusses on employability, mental health and early intervention services to provide social inclusion, independence and to help break the cycle of those who have served and their families being a disproportionately high cohort within homeless, police custody, unemployment and mental health statistics.
Walking With The Wounded’s programmes all work in harmony to address persistent social problems and make lasting improvements to the lives of men and women we support, breaking the cycle of poor outcomes by focusing
For more information please contact Willa Greenock Willa@wwtw.org.uk or call 01263 863 901.