Forward Assist is an award winning charity (Centre for Social Justice Awards 2015) and full member of COBSEO (Confederation of British Service Charities)
For some veterans a return to civilian life can be a joyous experience for both them and their families. However, in some cases it can be an experience fraught with transitional difficulties that are multiple and complex in nature and include self isolation, mental & physical health problems,unemployment and relationship breakdown.
We aim to provide an environment where veterans can feel physically and psychologically safe and where they can access opportunities through a 'One Stop' Cafe and access to specialist employment support and participation in meaningful and challenging activities.
Forward Assist Veteran Support Services bridge the 'Soldier to Citizen' gap by providing one to one support, peer led group support, and meaningful activities that benefit the wider community and improve participants’ mental and physical health