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Walking With The Wounded is expanding into the North East

In 2015, Walking With The Wounded’s North West Regional Hub was opened to support the local ex-service community in Greater Manchester. As well as providing an office for the North West team, the hub also offers a Training House with four short-term, supported beds providing accommodation for clients completing their journey back into employment and independence.

Building on their success in Manchester, WWTW now aims to broaden its geographical reach and impact by opening a new support hub in Gateshead. With our focus on early intervention for those hard to reach ex-servicemen and women who have found the transition to civilian life more difficult, the North East Regional Hub will provide a holistic approach to supporting vulnerable veterans into independence. The hub will work alongside WWTW’s existing programmes, as well as other partners in the community, in order to provide support to veterans who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated, struggling with their mental health or caught up within the criminal justice system.

Early intervention support is only possible by keeping partnerships at the heart of our philosophy. Collaboration is key and WWTW will continue to work alongside many charities, organisations and support providers in order to deliver the best possible support to our clients in the North East.

In June 2018, the charity appointed a Regional Operations Manager to oversee the project and to manage the regional strategic direction of the hub in the coming years. Supported by the Morrison’s Foundation and Gateshead Council, they plan to renovate a late Victorian property to deliver staffing and accommodation support for veterans.

Walking With The Wounded’s new hub will be located at 11 Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead NE8

By working in partnership with the North East community, Walking With The Wounded will help vulnerable veterans to reintegrate into their communities and ensure a sustainable pathway to a stable future. They hope to have completed the renovations and be up and running by April 2019.

 

Delivery Partners for WWTW North East include:

Morrison’s Foundation providing financial support.

Kier Group providing project management support.

Edwards Architecture providing architectural support.

Stannah UK  providing Stair lift support.

Northern Gas and Power providing utilities support.

Franks Flooring providing flooring support.

Thompsons of Prudhoe providing demolition support.

Sliding Door Wardrobe providing wardrobe systems.

NEECO  Services Engineers

ELVET Construction Consultants

West Port Fire Doors

RWO Associates  Engineering Consultants

MITIE Landscapes  Front and Rear Gardens

Newcastle Construction Academy Construction Trainee Support

Delivered under a SCAPE Procure Framework

 

Other partnerships:

Gateshead Council

The Gateshead Housing Company

Armed Forces Outreach Service (AFOS)

AF & V Launchpad Newcastle

Citizens Advice Gateshead

CGL & First Light Veterans

Calvert Trust (Keilder)

Armadillo Gateshead

Moette Clothing

Area North Training

Young Women’s Outreach Project

Gateshead GP Federation

Our Gateshead

 

If you or your organisation would like to support WWTW’s work in the North East, please contact the Regional Operations Manager, Tommy Watson, via tommy.watson@wwtw.org.uk

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