Published on 9 March 2023
Local Veterans and their families now have a new, easy-access location for help and support located at the Pageant House Warwick, which has been provided by Warwick District Council.
The Veteran's Contact Point (VCP) South Warwickshire Hub was launched at an event held at The Warwick Arms Hotel on Thursday 2 March 2023, which was attended by Warwickshire Lord Lieutenant, Warwickshire Police Crimes Commissioner, Members and staff from Warwick District Council, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Armed Forces Personnel both Serving & Veterans, Military Charities, NHS/Hospitals, and representatives from across the local Community.
Warwick District Council, Councillor George Illingworth, Armed Forces Covenant Champion, said: "I'm delighted to be part of this project which provides much-needed help and support for our local Veterans. Volunteers who have served themselves will be on hand to help or to signpost to other organisations, it's a worthwhile charitable service and one which I am proud to support."
Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Councillor Christopher Kettle, Portfolio Holder for Legal and Community Safety, said: "With the current conflict in Ukraine, Stratford District Council are only too aware of the valuable contribution of our Armed Forces, their families and residents who presently and previously have served the nation. The new Veterans Contact Point will provide valuable resources and is an important component of the debt we all owe to those in the armed forces community".
Len Hardy BEM, Executive Trustee & Veterans Champion VCP, said: "The Veterans Contact Point (VCP) has been working with Warwick & Stratford on Avon District Council's to develop this fantastic opportunity to provide a local hub in South Warwickshire. In partnership with others, we will support and deliver upon the UK's Community's Armed Forces Covenant pledge made to its Armed Forces Community and their Families, past and present.
"We are extremely pleased to have this operating base in Warwick which will be developed to become a multi-agency intervention hub, providing and developing local support and awareness for Veterans and their families living in South Warwickshire."
The Veterans Contact Point's South Warwickshire Hub in Warwick is located at Pageant House in the town and is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm; Veterans and their families from the UK Armed Forces can go for help and advice, welfare support, housing, finance benefits & debt referrals, health & wellbeing, work, volunteering, and community projects.
For further information on the Veterans Contact Point, visit Pageant House, Jury Street, Warwick, CV34 4ES or relating to the services they provide, email email@example.com, telephone: 02476 343793 or visit www.veteranscontactpoint.org.uk.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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Tel: 01789 267575