“We source and provide help for veterans and their families living rough or in unsatisfactory accommodation, often in conjunction with other local organisations offering support.”
To provide an excellent quality ‘Service of Care’ to our beneficiaries by setting high expectations and applying our skills, energy and passion. To constantly evolve our ‘Service of Care’ to match the changing needs of the Veteran Community to ensure our beneficiaries gain the maximum benefit from the provision provided.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED OUR NATION
Brighton And Hove City Council and a number of partner organisations signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Brighton and Hove City Council are administering the grant scheme locally. The Brighton & Hove Armed Forces Community Covenant was signed at the Full Council meeting on 31st January 2013.
The signatories of the covenant are (titles correct at time of signing):
Councillor Bill Randall, Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove; Brigadier Simon Wolsey OBE on behalf of the Armed Forces; Penny Thompson CBE, Chief Executive Brighton & Hove City Council; and Les Coppard, County Chairman Royal British Legion
The community covenants are supported by the Community Covenant Grant Scheme, which has been established to financially support projects, at the local level, which strengthen the ties or the mutual understanding between members of the armed forces community and the wider community in which they live. For more information and how to apply for a grant click on the link here:
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
Soon the Armed Forces will be withdrawing from the current conflict in Afghanistan but for some the battle will continue for years to come.
A small but significant number of Veterans leave the Armed Forces with psychological wounds. These can lead to: depression, phobias, anxiety, relationship problems and in some cases, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
We at Where Do I Belong (Help For Veterans) will help those in need of accessing services to help with their mental health by contacting agencies that can help with their conditions.
VETERANS IN PRISON
Official Government statistics estimate that 3.5% of the prison population in England and Wales are veterans. It is therefore important that those veterans who find themselves in prison are aware of the advice and support available to them as ex-Service personnel and the arrangements that exist to reach them.
We want to work with the Prison Service and other agencies to arrange support for veterans leaving prison.