Impact of participation in the Invictus Games

Forces in Mind Trust is delighted to award a grant of £183,500 to the Invictus Games Foundation, to explore the long-term impact of sport participation through an examination of the Invictus Games (IG), and to identify best practices to support the long-term well-being of serving and ex-Service personnel who are wounded, injured and sick (WIS).

The four-year project, entitled Beyond the Finish Line, will assess whether the competitors’ well-being improves significantly compared to non-competitors, and measure the duration of the difference.

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Forces in Mind Trust releases new report on the impact of self-build projects in supporting ex-Service personnel

Self-build projects can have a significant positive impact on the wellbeing and relationships of ex-Service personnel, suggests a new report by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Forces in Mind Trust, released today (1 February 2016).

Whilst the majority of Service leavers return successfully into civilian life without too many challenges, there are some who need additional support – especially in relation to housing. It is estimated that around 15% of ex-Service personnel might be homeless for a time when they leave the Forces – which includes living temporarily in a B&B or hostel, or ‘sofa surfing’ as well as living rough. Recent estimates also suggest that between 3% and 6% of rough sleepers in London have a Service background.

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Cobseo reactive statement – Sunday Times article

Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Ridgway, Executive Chair, Cobseo, The Confederation of Service Charities.

“The Military Charity Sector and the membership of Cobseo, The Confederation of Service Charities is a diverse, vibrant and collaborative sector which has one central priority; our beneficiaries. The Libor funding has made a huge difference to charities and organisations both inside and outside the sector to develop and further assist the way beneficiaries are supported. We, the Confederation, have worked very closely with the Covenant (Libor) Fund to ensure that a well governed and structured process exists today.”

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