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Veterans’ Ministers from around the globe visit Stoll

Stoll has welcomed an international delegation including Veterans’ Ministers from around the world to meet Veterans in London. Ministers from the British Government, Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand discussed the bespoke housing and employment support that helps ex-Servicemen and women lead independent lives.

The delegation toured Stoll’s main housing scheme which is home to 150 Veterans, many of whom have experienced mental illness and physical injuries as a result of their Service.

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Stoll announces new funding to mark Armed Forces Day

Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans in the greatest need, has received £12,000 from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund to help promote independent living for ex-RAF servicemen and women. Alongside the housing Stoll provides, the charity offers a unique combination of health, wellbeing and employment support to vulnerable and disabled ex-Servicemen and women to help them live as independently as possible. Stoll will use the funding to support elderly and disabled Veterans and their dependents, enabling them to remain in the comfort of their own home. This includes providing domestic support such as helping with washing and cleaning.

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Army Veteran celebrates re-opening Fulham café

The Veterans’ Kitchen at Stoll on the Fulham Road is re-opening today after a facelift selling a great range of breakfasts, salt beef bagels and summer snacks. The café is run solely by Stoll Veterans giving people a chance to gain new skills and training when they leave the Armed Forces.

The Veterans’ Kitchen is run by Army Veteran Ian Camps who served in Northern Ireland and in Cyprus. When he left the Forces he became homeless before getting a home to rent with Stoll in West London. He then re-trained as a chef and now leads a team of staff and volunteers at the café.

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Stoll announces housing criteria for 34 new homes in Aldershot

Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans, has published housing criteria for Veterans interested in moving into brand new accommodation in Aldershot. Thirty four homes are currently being built in Evelyn Avenue for vulnerable and disabled Veterans to rent from Spring 2018.

Andrea Howlett, Stoll’s Director of Housing and Development said: “Given the shortage of appropriate housing for Veterans, we are inviting Veterans who need both housing and support to apply for a new home. The new purpose built accommodation will enable people who have served in the Armed Forces to rent an affordable place to live. People will also receive tailored support to meet their individual needs.”

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Stoll founder and Dame Barbara Windsor honoured

Sir Oswald Stoll, a renowned theatre impresario, commissioned the building of the Hackney Empire 115 years ago. Fifteen years later, Sir Oswald set up Stoll when he saw the desperate need for support and housing for vulnerable Veterans returning from World War One. Today and a century on, Stoll provides 259 homes with holistic support for ex-Service men and women across London and the South East, with another 34 homes currently being built in Aldershot.

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Higher levels of support needed for the most vulnerable Service Leavers across the UK

Service Leavers who are likely to struggle to adapt to civilian life should be identified by the Ministry of Defence before they leave the Armed Forces and offered tailored support to help transition effectively, according to two Veterans’ organisations. Armed Forces charities Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans, are calling for services to be developed across the UK that ensure the most vulnerable Service Leavers receive the health and welfare support they need, and avoid homelessness and unemployment. Service Leavers who are most likely to struggle with adapting to civilian life include people with mental health issues, and those with no settled home or family life to go to after their transition into civilian life.

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Stoll partner with award-winning Headspace

As well as providing supported housing, Stoll accesses specialist services to help vulnerable Veterans improve their physical and mental health. We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Headspace, an award-winning mindfulness and meditation app.

The Headspace app has been downloaded by more than 10 million people and is used by people in all walks of life to de-stress and assist with specific issues such as insomnia, self-confidence, focus, etc.

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New Military Veterans Training for Peace (PEP)

Peace is more than the Absence of War. For some, peace of mind is not found so easily. We have training in order to prepare for war, but the Peace Education Programme (PEP) offers a different kind of training – how to prepare for peace!

Feel welcome to come and try these free video workshops at STOLL in Fulham at our friendly Wednesday Lunch & Learn groups for Military Veterans Only. Contact Nick Shatford (Stoll Health and Well Being Manager) on 020 7385 2110.

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First bricks laid on new Veterans’ housing in Aldershot

Armed Forces Veterans have laid the first bricks at Stoll’s new development in Aldershot. Stoll, the leading provider of Veterans’ housing and support, is building 34 new homes for vulnerable and disabled Veterans to rent. The new homes are being built on the site of the former care home on the edge of a nature reserve in suburban Aldershot to address the housing shortage faced by the nation’s ex-Service men and women. The new homes will be available to rent from March 2018.

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