HRH The Countess of Wessex opens new facility in Llandudno supporting blind and limbless veterans learning vital “life skills”

A new facility supporting veterans who have lost their sight, limbs, or both, has been opened by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO at a military charity’s training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno, North Wales.

Built in partnership between Blind Veterans UK and Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, this new “Life Skills” building will provide a rehabilitation environment to support essential life skills for independent living. The facility will support veterans who have lost their sight, limbs, or both, with a particular focus on supporting those who may be at risk of becoming homeless.

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New Forces in Mind Trust award: Bristol University to improve signposting to specialist support for domestic violence and abuse in UK military families

A grant of £46,938 has been awarded to University of Bristol for a 15-month study to investigate domestic violence and abuse (DVA) in UK military families. The research will investigate what criteria might constitute specialist DVA provision for this group, and what service providers, if any, already meet these criteria, in order to help improve signposting to the service providers best placed to meet the needs of UK military families suffering DVA.

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The Military Tech Show returns with S2 on Forces TV. Wednesday’s @ 7:30pm

In a brand new series of The Military Tech Show, we explore the latest and most exciting developments in defence and security technology. During the next six episodes highlights include rare access to the German Aerospace Centre outside Munich where scientists are using radar for detecting land mines; an exclusive behind the scenes look at the work of NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation in La Spezia, Italy.

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Military Charity Discount Entry to the PARAS’10

The PARAS’10 is the ultimate endurance challenge, based on the fabled P Company selection week test: 10 miles as a Run or ‘Tab’ – in boots and 35lbs Bergen. This authentic military challenge is now in its 6th year at Colchester (Sun 21 May) and 10th year at Catterick (Sun 03 Sept). Take part as individuals or in teams of 4 – with trophies at stake for both Run and Tab. There’s even a PARAS’2 for Kids 8-14 – a 2 mile fun run with trophies up for grabs in three age groups. The Red Devils drop in to make a great day out for the family.

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Mission Motorsport Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

27th February 2017: Mission Motorsport, a charity which rebuilds the lives of wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel through motorsport, is celebrating its 5th birthday.

Over the past 5 years, Mission Motorsport has helped over 850 individuals and will celebrate its achievements with a track day at Goodwood Motor Circuit.

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New Forces in Mind Trust Grant: ‘healthcare navigator’ for need of Birmingham Armed Forces community

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has teamed up with the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) and the Tavistock Institute to pilot a new model of care to support our local armed forces community with a £97,507 grant from the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT).

A newly-appointed ‘healthcare navigator’ will lead an initiative to raise awareness of the needs of the armed forces community among NHS primary care staff and develop a dedicated service to help serving personnel, veterans, reservists and their families access a range of health, social and third sector support.

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Our Executive Members

The final Cobseo Executive Meeting of the year took place today. Members can expect an overview in the Weekly News……

By @Cobseo 2 days ago