Forces in the Community
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Welcome To Forces in the Community

Forces in the Community is a local charity committed to supporting ex-service personnel and their families to reach their full potential. The charity delivers tailored employment guidance, housing advice, mental health support and provides a supportive environment in which to develop. The charity supports the clients and their families, who are often disadvantaged and at a point of crisis in their lives. We provide a community focal point. Our aim is to transform lives.

Our primary focus is helping clients to gain employment. We identify transferable skills, 'civilianise' military language, provide CV writing advice and interview guidance, liaise with employers and provide job search support.

We work with many organisations including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA, RFEA, NHS, DWP, Remploy and the Probation Service.

Visit Our Drop-In Centre Today…

Our drop-in centre is located at 2 Cross Street, Beeston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2NX.

The centre is open 5 days a week, offering help and support to veterans, serving personnel, wives, husbands, partners and their families. From our centre we offer advice and guidance, with qualified careers advice and training.

The centre is staffed mainly by volunteers, all of whom have some connection (either past or present) to the military, giving them an immediate insight into the experiences of many of the people who come to the centre.

We also have links to mentors, who are also veterans that have successful civilian careers. We also offer signposting to housing support, help with addiction, community legal services and other service charities.

For more information on our charity and the services we can provide, call Forces in the Community today on: 01159 220 320

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18 November 2017 - 12:58pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42036462

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13 November 2017 - 2:55pm

A special ‘thank you’ to Carole White for monies raised from the sale of her knitted poppies. Carole presented the charity with a cheque of £61.50 🙂

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13 November 2017 - 11:38am

Today we say a very special "thank you" to the wonderful congregation of the Long Eaton Spiritualist Church Broad Street. At their Remembrance service on Sunday 12th November 2017 they raised an amazing £206.74 and presented the cheque at the end of the service. Special thanks go to Jane Walton for choosing us as their chosen local charity.

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11 November 2017 - 4:13pm

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11 November 2017 - 11:00am

“I should like to acquire the whole of the ruins of Ypres… A more sacred place for the British race does not exist in the world,” Sir Winston Churchill, 1919.

The Menin Gate bears the names of more than 54,000 members of the British and Commonwealth forces who died in the Ypres Salient and have no known grave.

From October 1914 to October 1918, five major battles occurred at Ypres (now Ieper) in Belgium. The area saw some of the heaviest fighting in the First World War leaving Ypres in ruins. By the time the last shells fell in Belgium in November 1918, the fighting had claimed 193,000 Commonwealth lives – more than half of these men have no known grave.

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5 November 2017 - 12:29pm

A group of doctors is taking legal action against the Department of Health claiming it is trying to “Americanise” the NHS by stealth.
Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/health/jeremy-hunt-department-of-health-doctors-legal-action/

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5 November 2017 - 10:45am

"I remember thinking at the time that it was almost as if they could give me the street name and number where they were located." Sounds a bit too good to be true then? Thousands of lives lost.

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5 November 2017 - 9:33am

Some universities argue that students are adults and that it breaches the Data Protection Act to share information with parents.

More effort needs to be made to support people at risk of suicide. Young people are burdened with debt, under pressure to achieve and away from home, many for the first time. New relationships are forming, vulnerabilities potentially exposed and realisations about who they are identified.

Maybe parents should consider avoiding those universities who hide behind the Data Protection Act and avoid their duty of care.

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30 October 2017 - 10:17am

If you are interested in exploring a career in health and care services this event would be worth attending.

Forces in the Community shared a link: https://www.derby.ac.uk/newsevents/events/calendar/the-covenant-veterans-and-the-university.php

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29 October 2017 - 9:28pm

NHS TIL Service is a new service for armed forces personnel approaching discharge as well as for veterans.

Forces in the Community shared a link: https://eput.nhs.uk/our-services/essex/essex-mental-health-services/adults/veterans-first/

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25 October 2017 - 2:06pm

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24 October 2017 - 9:17pm

If used effectively this knowledge could be beneficial to current and future generations. Would any of the veterans on here choose not to provide their details?

Forces in the Community shared a link: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/870292/UK-Army-Military-Veterans-News-Parliament-Labour-Conservatives-Tobias-Ellwood-Chris-Elmore

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20 October 2017 - 12:19am

Forces in the Community shared a link: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/18/self-harm-girls-aged-13-to-16-rose-68pc-three-years

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15 October 2017 - 7:41pm

Not everyone has the same starting point in whatever race is being run.

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2 October 2017 - 5:05pm

Leaving family behind at times is a part of military life.

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1 October 2017 - 4:16pm

For me this encapsulates the power and effect of military friendships...what do you think?

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen

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25 September 2017 - 10:03pm

Even when life doesn't seem worth living anymore, there is always hope. We have seen many lives improve...the hardest step is to overcome the personal barriers to seeking support.

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25 September 2017 - 8:00pm

Vacancy for an electrician in Broxtowe. Closing date Wednesday 27th 2017.

Forces in the Community shared a link: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/jobs/current-vacancies/post-ref-t421-electrician-housing-repairs/?utm_content&utm_medium=email&utm_name&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term

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25 September 2017 - 3:29pm

We are here to help, don't feel you have to face life's challenges by yourself.

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17 September 2017 - 7:19pm

A new breakfast club to be launched in Rushcliffe. Could it be of interest to someone you know or yourself?

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16 September 2017 - 9:01am

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15 September 2017 - 4:00pm

This happened 35 years ago, we must never forget.

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11 September 2017 - 11:16am

“I should like to acquire the whole of the ruins of Ypres… A more sacred place for the British race does not exist in the world,” Sir Winston Churchill, 1919.

The Menin Gate bears the names of more than 54,000 members of the British and Commonwealth forces who died in the Ypres Salient and have no known grave.

From October 1914 to October 1918, five major battles occurred at Ypres (now Ieper) in Belgium. The area saw some of the heaviest fighting in the First World War leaving Ypres in ruins. By the time the last shells fell in Belgium in November 1918, the fighting had claimed 193,000 Commonwealth lives – more than half of these men have no known grave.

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