In December 2016, Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) were awarded a grant of £40,000 by our Charity. The money has helped to fund their mental health support programme, Head Start, as well as provide Employment Advisor support for veterans, some of which are at risk of homelessness.
WWTW was established in 2010 and has since supported our veterans to re-integrate back into society by sustaining their independence. Their main focus is to utilise the inherent skills of our armed service personnel to support them on their journey back into employment in the civilian workplace.
They offer assistance through their programmes to veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in sustaining their independence through new sustainable careers outside of the military. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System, areas which Walking With The Wounded believe are too often ignored.
Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity adds: “Walking With The Wounded help our veterans through an array of programmes which gives them independence for themselves and their families through sustainable employment. The grant we gave shows our appreciation of the work they do – keep it up!”