In November 2017, we awarded Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) a £65,000 grant towards their Home Straight programme. The Home Straight programme provides 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 finding new careers outside of the military. Advisors work with people to build confidence, organise work placements, source funding for any required training and ultimately assist in gaining sustainable employment.
WWTW advisors are located in NHS regional veteran mental health teams or homeless residences across the UK in Bristol, Glasgow and Dundee, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Catterick, Aldershot, Manchester, and London. WWTW work in partnerships with other charities such as RFEA, Alabare, and Stoll, all of which we have also given grants to in the past.
Edward Parker, Co-Founder & CEO, Walking With The Wounded: “As an Army veteran, I especially value the support and engagement that ABF The Soldiers’ Charity offer Walking With The Wounded. Sharing understanding of each other’s services and working in partnership only improves the impact of both charities and enables WWTW to provide early intervention support to vulnerable veterans. With 87% of our beneficiaries being Army veterans we place The Soldiers’ Charity central in our strategic plans for the future.”
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!”