A unique and visionary project supporting retired police officers and military veterans who’ve been physically injured or psychologically impacted by their service has been launched today (Tuesday 30th April) in Northern Ireland.Read more
Love Island’s ‘loyal’ Georgia Steel is a force to be reckoned with as she takes on a military vehicle skills test in new radio series, ‘On Track with Forces Radio BFBS’Read more
At a special launch event this week at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, Senior Ministers, senior and serving members of the military, veterans, former Awards winners and business leaders were encouraged to think about who they will nominate for a 2019 Soldiering On Award.Read more
Join celebrities in sharing family stories of World War One
This year commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the most significant moments in British history – the end of World War One.
To mark the centenary, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has launched a campaign which calls on the public to help keep the nation’s history alive by sharing their family stories and photos from The Great War.
Celebrities including Antony Cotton, Helen McCrory, Joanna Lumley, Dame Kelly Holmes, Fleur East and Dan Snow have come together to share their stories and photographs in support of the SSAFA campaign.Read more
Six wounded veterans to walk 1,000 miles across America this summer to raise awareness of mental health
On Wednesday 11th April 2018 our latest expedition, the Walk Of America 2018, was successfully launched by Expedition Patron, Prince Harry.
During his speech, Prince Harry said: “Our nations, and in particular our Armed Forces, share a special bond. We have learned a great deal from each other about caring for our veterans, but together and separately we continue to face challenges.Read more
New research commissioned by Stoll and Riverside, released today [Tuesday 6th March] at an event at the House of Lords, highlights how some vulnerable ex-Service personnel in crisis are not accessing support services resulting in homelessness after leaving the Armed Forces.
The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) funded research, conducted by York University, found that of participating veterans, many experienced inconsistent quality of advice on transitioning from Service and inadequate support from Local Housing Authorities in the years after leaving service, many of whom did not identify the specialist support available to veterans.Read more
A first access pathway for ex-servicemen and women seeking a new career with the NHS.
We were very proud to attend the national public launch of Step Into Health on Thursday 18th January with by The Duke of Cambridge.
The Step into Health initiative was developed by Walking With The Wounded in partnership with Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the NHS Foundation Trust in 2014. It is supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry through the Royal Foundation.Read more
Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £179,848 to Queen’s University Belfast to conduct a three-year, UK-wide study of the experiences of ex-Service personnel who have had an adverse transition back into civilian life.
The research will cover all four nations of the UK, and will look specifically at those who have ended up homeless, in prison or under mental health supervision.
The project aims to build on current knowledge regarding ‘pathways to failure’, and will do this through undertaking qualitative research to include two case studies of voluntary sector support provision, one in Birmingham, the other in Glasgow, as well as conducting interviews with ex-Service personnel, support staff, and with family members of those who have experienced a ‘negative transition’.Read more
The Royal British Legion is taking part in PayPal’s Turkey Dash, an animated charity campaign with Aardman and Channel 4. The Turkey Dash will see eight CGI charity turkeys take part in a prime time race, which will be broadcast on Channel 4 during the first ad break of Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, starting at 8pm on Friday 15th December.Read more
Veterans Aid, the UK’s frontline operational charity for veterans in crisis, has moved to new headquarters.
From Monday 11th December 2017, after 12 years in Buckingham Palace Road, the charity will be operating from 27 Victoria Square, SW1W 0RB, just yards away from its old premises. Number 27 is the latest in a series of properties that have provided a base for the charity’s activities during its 85-year-history.Read more