Aldershot housing development for Veterans moves a step closer

Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing for vulnerable and disabled Veterans, celebrated an important milestone at its latest bespoke housing development for Veterans, with the first roof tile being laid in the presence of Centenary Lodge’s first new resident.

The £10 million development, on schedule to open in Spring 2018, will create 34 much-needed homes in Aldershot for people with support needs who have served in the Armed Forces.

Andrea Howlett, Stoll’s Director of Housing and Development, was joined by Councillor Jacqui Vosper, former Mayor of Rushmoor, to lay the first roof tile.

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14th December – Opening of Parry Court by Chief of Defence People – Haig’s first transitional housing development

Haig Housing is pleased to announce that the Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard E Nugee CVO CBE, will open Parry Court, Haig’s first transitional housing development adjacent to its Morden estate, on the morning of Thursday 14th December 2017.

For the last 100 years Haig Housing Trust has provided low cost, well maintained family homes for Veterans and their families and, latterly, has also bought and adapted homes on a shared equity basis for serving personnel and Veterans with life changing injuries.

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Charity Glitter Ball is a dazzling success

On Saturday 18 November, the Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, held its second annual Glitter Ball at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel in Arundel, and raised just under £14,000 for the disabled veterans who it cares for.

The 160 guests in attendance were welcomed with a drinks reception and were wowed by card tricks from magician, Harvey Woods. Then it was into the Grand Hall for dinner. Here, guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal, before everyone got on the dancefloor to dance the night away to the fantastic local band, The Alternatives!

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Military Community take to the stage for Remembrance Sunday performance

A unique collaboration of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, veterans and their families from across the UK will take to the stage this weekend for a one-off Remembrance performance at the Newcastle Theatre Royal.

The Royal British Legion’s recovery through the arts initiative, Bravo 22 Company, is delivered in partnership with The Drive Project and in collaboration with Newcastle Theatre Royal to put on the production on Remembrance Sunday.

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12th November 2017: OA Webinar – The value of attending the OA Symposium

The OA will be hosting a Q&A style webinar where we will be discussing the value of attending the OA symposium.

The Symposium will be held at Deloitte’s Main Offices, 2 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BZ on Tuesday 12th December 2017 starting at 11.30am and ending 18.00pm.

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Sale Sharks show their support for the Poppy Appeal

Sale Sharks will show their support for the Poppy Appeal tonight (Friday) ahead of their home clash with Saracens.

As well as taking time to recognise the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces community, Sharks Community Trust will also celebrate the success of Sharks Forces, a veterans’ project funded by the Royal British Legion, helping more than 40 veterans this year.

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Over £21,000 raised for children of the Fallen at Armed Forces Charity’s annual ball

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity dedicated to supporting children who have lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces, celebrated its 7th annual ball this past weekend raising over £21,000 for its members.

Held on Saturday 28th October at the De Vere Staverton Estate hotel near Daventry, the Scotty’s Ball celebrates a coming together of charity supporters along with the year’s fundraising activity from the charity and all its affiliates. 282 guests enjoyed a night which included live music, a three-course meal and award ceremony alongside fundraising activity.

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8th November: OA Presentation and Consultations at MOD Abbey Wood – Bristol

Are you already in transition or considering a new chapter in your career? Whether you are still serving, in transition or a former officer looking to change your career the OA is able to offer officer-focused, impartial and practical advice on all aspects of employment.

We will be running a presentation to benefit officers looking to find out more about how we can help and how best to approach your next move.

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