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Armed Forces Outreach Support at Palmer’s of Shrewsbury – Monday 20 May 2019

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A new Armed Forces Outreach Support service will be launched at Palmer’s of Shrewsbury next week (Monday 20 May 2019).

Armed Forces outreach support

Armed Forces outreach support

Set to take place the first and third Monday of every month from 10am until 2pm at the café, the relaxed and friendly sessions are open to military personnel, veterans and their families.

On the day, those attending will be able to get support and advice on housing, healthcare, education, employment, finance and benefits and well-being from a range of local businesses, charities and other organisations which have shown an interest in supporting the military, or simply join in some banter.

The outreach service has made possible through the Armed Forces Covenant Grant Scheme – a scheme that gives financial support to local projects which strengthen the ties and mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces community and the wider community in which they live.

Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award logo

Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Sean McCarthy, Shropshire Council’s sports development and Armed Forces Covenant officer, said:

“We are delighted to offer this important outreach service in Shrewsbury.

“The military community can sometimes find it difficult to access the advice they need once they leave the Armed Forces. The sessions will give serving personnel veterans and their families access to a support network which understands their background and needs – in a friendly and relaxed environment. Through this targeted advice and guidance, these people will be fully supported to lead independent lives within Shropshire.”

The outreach service has initially been supported by RBL, SSAFA, Combat Stress, Walking with the Wounded and Shropshire Council, but the service will be working closely with a number of other charities, and local organisations and businesses moving forward.

Other outreach events will also be held throughout the county. For further information, people can visit: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/support-for-armed-forces-personnel-veterans-and-families/