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Veterans are the difference young people need.

Many Armed Forces Veterans struggle after leaving the forces. Verve stands alongside our Armed Forces community supporting veterans as they transition into civilian life. Verve recognises the positive skills and experiences acquired through life before, and during service our veterans offer as mentors to vulnerable young people today. They are the difference young people need…  

Foster Care & our Armed Forces.

Many armed forces veterans were once themselves in care as children or are foster carers. They are the difference children need because they understand the importance of belonging. This is Jordan’s story…

Jordan was ten when he went into foster care. His behaviour was unacceptable, and he 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. A criminal record or attending the Army Foundation Course. 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.

Alternative Education Provision

Verve Recruitment recruits Armed Forces Veterans as mentors for young people in alternative and mainstream education. My good friend, Major Chris Chudleigh founded the ReEngage programme, I’ve attached the blog I wrote for him below…

Verve Community CIC partner alongside external agencies and charities to support veterans in need. Recently, we received a call from Wigan Social Services. They asked if I knew where we could get furniture to support a veteran, aged 86 years who faced becoming homeless after suffering financial abuse.

It takes a community to help heal a life torn apart from abuse. Yes, we can replace furniture, but a home is no place for bad memories. A home is where you feel safe and are surrounded by memories of times that you reflect on with love, surrounded by people who care…

”Verve Community CIC are not paid for our services. We do what we do because we care. Supporting this veteran brought an army of charities and communities together including his regiment, the Argyll and Highlanders Regiment. They recognised his needs and proudly brought him back into the fold.

Thanks to empathy, kindness and compassion of a community, and Wigan social services, Roy’s future is filled with love in a home with memories which bring him comfort and pride. You can’t put a price on that, can you?”

If you want to find out more about how we support veterans in our community get in touch on the form below…

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