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£460k fund to help County Durham’s Armed Forces families

Durham based independent charity; Finchale has been awarded £460,000 over three years to invest in an intensive, Health, Training, Work, dedicated case-worker led programme that will support veterans and their families across the region.

Funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds – the charity will run a three year partnership programme that will provide dedicated case-workers to over 60 veterans and family members across County Durham

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County Durham conference venue cooks up a storm with the help of local, award winning TV chef

Local TV Chef and successful entrepreneur Mark Earnden, Founder of the award winning Food Education Company and Managing Director of TSYMCO (a food purchasing business offering much more than just procurement) has joined forces with Finchale to offer fresh, affordable and delicious food for events and conferences, training delegates, tenants and staff at Finchale’s site in Pity Me, Durham.

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132 Bereaved Armed Forces Families book up holiday breaks in 24 hours!

132 bereaved Forces families booked holiday breaks through Scotty’s Little Soldiers within 24 hours of the charity’s 2017 ‘Scotty Breaks’ going live.

Every year Scotty’s offers its beneficiaries at least one family break each. These breaks can take place at one of its six holiday homes around the UK, at Center Parcs, or at the theme park resorts of Legoland and Alton Towers.

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Alabaré – Research Launch at The House of Commons

A report published today looks beneath the headlines of increasing homelessness in the UK, to understand the problems facing a small, but significant minority of Armed Forces Veterans who are ending up on our streets.

The report “Research into the housing-related support needs of homeless veterans” looks at what makes some ex-Armed Forces personnel more susceptible to homelessness than the vast majority who make a successful transition to civilian life, and how organisations can best meet their needs.

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Heropreneurs Networking Event – 8th March 2017

Heropreneurs is a charity that inspires, networks and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs from the armed forces community.

Charlie is a former regular and serviving reservist. In what remains of his “spare time” he runs www.soldierinblue.com. The company provides extras and military advisors to the entertainment industry. Charlie will talk about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur & the ability to build a business alongside other employment.

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New guidance issued to NHS England commissioners to strengthen patient and public participation

A new guidance document on patient and public participation in armed forces has been published. The new framework is part of a suite of documents developed to strengthen patient and public participation in all of NHS England’s direct commissioning activities.

The new participation framework for Armed Forces provides practical guidance on the best ways to involve patients and the public in different services.

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Give Us Time – What we do

Give Us Time takes holidays donated by owners of holiday groups, hotels, holiday homes and timeshares, and matches them with military families in need of rest, rehabilitation and reconnection so that they can be able to re-bond as a family.

We help both veterans and service personnel from all the services. Eligible to our services are those who are physically or mentally injured, have spent long periods of time away from their families, bereaved or in financial need.

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