Glasgow’s Helping Heroes (GHH) is a service brought to light 10 years ago to help the veteran community in Glasgow by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity and the Glasgow City Council.
The service provides a one point of contact Gateway Model, which improves local access to a range of services including financial, housing and employability advice and capacity for service personnel, veterans, their families and carers.
GHH are here to raise awareness and understanding of issues affecting service personnel.
Rachel Tribble, Service Manager Glasgow’s Helping Heroes said:
“We are incredibly proud of what GHH stands for and the impact we have every day. 10 years is an incredible milestone and an interesting one to reach during a pandemic. We miss being in our office that people can pop into, but we have been working hard during the pandemic to reduce digital poverty, ensure that clients have access to food and prescriptions during lockdown, making sure people have a place to live safely and celebrating local veterans birthdays who are separated from their families in care homes, sending them best wishes and cake.”
Sir Andrew Gregory, Chief Executive of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity said:
“Glasgow’s Helping Heroes work hard in their local community and we are extremely proud of this service here at SSAFA. Thank you for all that you do to support and make a positive impact on the Armed Forces community.”