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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Does the Army Families’ ‘Offer’ meet the needs of the modern Army family?

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is appealing to all Army families to take their latest survey and say whether they feel the package offered to them eases the impact that Service life can have. The charity is exploring various elements of the current package, or ‘Offer’ available to families, and how they translate to Army family life. This includes how aware families are of policies such as subsidised military housing, educational allowances, and healthcare policies such as support with assisted conception.

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Homeless Veterans Help Build Their Own Homes

The Forces in Mind Trust has awarded a grant of £70,000 to the Community Self Build Agency (CSBA) to enable them to continue with their work helping veterans who have particularly struggled with housing and employment in the transition to civilian life.

After an initial pilot in Bristol seven years ago, the reach of the project, which aims to help disadvantaged veterans build their own homes and achieve lasting employment, has expanded across the South West and beyond. CSBA works to increase confidence and skills, so that a veteran completing a self-build project leaves with a significantly improved lifestyle and feels a valued part of the community.

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Stoll awarded a Silver Award in Employer Recognition Scheme for supporting the Armed Forces

The Ministry of Defence has awarded Stoll a Silver Award in their Employer Recognition Scheme, for being employers who actively support the Armed Forces community in their workplace.

Stoll recently pledged its continued support to Servicemen and women by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant and recently had the honour of hosting The Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CVO CBE. The Covenant ensures fairness and equal opportunity for service and ex-service personnel, reservists and their families.

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DIY SOS is back supporting our veterans

The team returns to the Veterans Village to finish the extraordinary project which originated from a chance meeting between Nick and WWTW’s Founder & CEO, Ed Parker.

The project started two years ago, building homes for veterans and revitalising a community.

Once a dilapidated street on the outskirts of Manchester, the street is now home to some ex-servicemen and women who initially struggled with the transition back into civvy-life after leaving the Armed Forces.

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Churchill’s legacy helps Stoll raise vital funds for Veterans

Stoll, the leading provider of support and housing for the Veterans’ community, held its inaugural Stoll Lecture on one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century: Churchill. Sir Winston’s grandson, The Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames MP, gave the lecture earlier this month at the Churchill War Rooms, from where Sir Winston led the Allied Forces to victory.

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