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Throughout recent months, the trust has continued its support of the Armed Forces Community, with a number of key milestones achieved.

  • Awarded a Silver Community Covenant Award in recognition of the support offered to veterans and reservists (Awarded Nov 2014 / Renewed Oct 2017).
  • Nominated twice for the Gold Community Covenant Award (2016 /2017)
  • Nominated Chair the regional Armed Forces Community Steering Group
  • Working in collaboration with the Royal British Legion to develop a strategic and operational working groups to support the AFC in Birmingham

In April 17, the Armed Forces project team secured external Grant Funding from the Forces in Mind Trust to pilot the role of an Armed Forces Healthcare Navigator.

The aim of the service is to ensure the Armed Forces Community face no disadvantage with access to healthcare services and to provide bespoke welfare support to support the wider determinants of health.

The service provides training on Veterans healthcare to GP and wider healthcare workforce. The team held their first GP training event on the 1 November and will shortly release an e-learning module for staff to use. The training details the specific issues members of the Armed Forces Community may face including:

  • Mental health issues (anxiety / depression / PTSD)
  • Physical health issues (musculoskeletal/ hearing)
  • Health behaviours (alcohol misuse / smoking)

In July 17, the trust deployed an Armed Forces Community Navigator to support ex-service personnel and their families (young and old) with a range of health and welfare issues. The team can support individuals with:

  • Specialist Healthcare (physical / mental health)
  • Finance and benefits advice
  • Charitable support
  • Housing / home adaptions / handyman services
  • Employment and training
  • Any other welfare needs

Further information on the service and how to refer can be found in our leaflet which you can download by clicking here.

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Click here to email the armed forces community support team.

or call: 
07525 800 269