armed forces veterans & mentoring
Foster care & the Armed Forces
data innovation & the armed forces
Armed Forces Veterans& Mentoring
We are recruiting Armed Forces Veterans to mentor young people for Re-Engage at the Lowry Academy, Salford. The Re-engage programme is the brainchild of Major Chris Chudleigh, Infantry RL Chairman, to connect with marginalised youngsters, prevent school exclusion and reduce criminal exploitation. The programme connects young people through rugby and boxing and is the follow-up from Chris’s hugely successful ‘School of Hard Knocks.’
Foster Care & The Armed Forces
Jordan was ten when he went into foster care. His behaviour was unacceptable, and he was undiagnosed with ADHD. Jordan was lucky, his foster carers understood, and when Jordan and his mates got in trouble with the Police, they had a choice. Either a criminal record or attend the Army Foundation Course at Wigan Youth Zone. They chose the latter, and at 16, Jordan signed up to the 1st Battalion, Duke of Lancaster Regiment. Jordan is twenty-four and on his 9th year of service; he chose well.
Data Innovation & The Armed Forces
Armed Forces Veterans need control of their data and those who access it. They also need access to vital support networks if they become vulnerable. Verve work in partnership with CDD Services and SafeGuarden CIC to design and build a data-sharing app. The app will meet the needs of Veterans in crisis per the promises made to Veterans on the Armed Forces Covenant.
Fundraising& The Armed Forces
Verve have proudly supported Armed Forces Veterans to fundraise and provide Xmas hampers and meals for our vulnerable Veterans. We also support Ukraine, and our campaigns of support enabled us to make a significant impact, both in Ukraine and people who settled here in Salford. Armed Forces Veterans and the community came together for Ukraine. Verve Director, Martin Dunwoody has brought employment to Ukrainian refugees in Salford. We have also supported refugees by sharing contacts within every sector, together with the Ukrainian Church & Manchester Diocese to provide immediate support.
As usual, children are at the front of what we do. Our Veterans dug deep at Xmas and gave Santa a helping hand with presents for vulnerable children in Salford. As usual, our children have rallied behind us; drawing Sunflower pictures and giving Easter eggs to show their love for the children of Ukraine.