At the end of 2020 Walking with the Wounded launched its largest Veterans Support Hub in the North East of England supporting the expansion of our front line services to support North East Veterans both within community and clinical settings. We have worked in partnership with local social and 3rd Sector partners like the Armed Forces Outreach Service and since 2020 have been embedded with the NHS OP Courage services at CNTW , TEWV , HUMBER , LEEDS and YORK and PENNINE CARE NHS Foundation Trusts delivering Care Coordination , IPS Employment and Mental Health support.
Forces Support, founded in 2010, is known for the practical support it provides to bereaved families and its collaborations with partner organisations who deliver support to former forces personnel. This week, the charity has confirmed its latest partnership with The Veterans Charity who provide immediate needs support to hundreds of Veterans each year.
In 2021 the Forces Support Charity stepped in to sponsor our “Forces Support Hub “for 3 years and together we have supported 1000s of veterans both within our community and clinical settings .
Due to our ongoing success Forces Support Charity have committed to sponsoring our North East “Forces Support Hub “ for another 2 years with the addition of supporting a 12 month pilot programme called OP Connect that will address social isolation and inclusion to promote the wellbeing of some of our more disengaged and marginalized referrals.
Walking with the Wounded would like to thank our partners , CEO Carol Reynolds and the board of trustees of Forces Support Charity for supporting and recognizing the important front line work we do.
Carol Reynolds, CEO of Forces Support, said,
“Forces Support is excited to continue our ongoing partnership with Walking with the Wounded. We have been operating for over 10 years, helping bereaved families who have lost loved ones who served in the Armed Forces, and we support veterans too. Our ongoing partnership will provide funding for the important work centred around the North East and to continue to “support those who served.”