Forces in the Community
01159 220 320

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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21 February 2018 - 9:43am

7 veterans or family members were seen yesterday and provided with a range of support - housing, pension, mental health, employment and good old fashioned conversation. No electronic gadgetry needed!

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19 February 2018 - 8:35am

Today, two of our team are supporting a veteran, the victim, at Nottingham Crown Court. He deserves justice.

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13 February 2018 - 5:11pm

As a veteran, you can ask for a referral to a specialist Orthopaedic clinic at The Robert Jones & Edith Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7AG. There is a specific Veterans Clinic run by Lt Col Carl Meyer, an Army Reserve consultant surgeon who also works with 202 Field Ambulance and Reserve Hospital.

Lt Col Meyers specialises in hips and knees. If you don't mind a few days away from family, I can assure you it's more like an hotel than a hospital, and the food is really good. The nursing staff are outstanding too.

Having a long wait ahead of you at your local GP and hospital, this might be the way to go to achieve a much quicker result.

What is it? A service for military veterans to have their hip or knee arthritis assessed and, if appropriate, have joint replacement surgery and is led by Lt Col Carl Meyer, Military Consultant Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgeon at Oswestry’s specialist orthopaedic hospital.

Lt Col Meyer is an Army Reserve officer who has been on three tours to Afghanistan and one to Iraq. He is an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with 16 Medical Regiment, 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital.

�Who is it for? Anyone who has been in regular military service, including national service.
�Where is it? The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH), Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 7AG ,and is a centre of orthopaedic excellence specialising in lower limb replacement surgery.
�When is it? Outpatient clinics are held fortnightly at RJAH. (Normally
on a Wednesday)
�How do I obtain an NHS referral ? Through your GP - Ask to be referred to the VETERANS’ HIP & KNEE SURGERY SERVICE at Oswestry - And ask your GP to make a named referral to Lt Col Meyer
�Contact information Email:
rebecca.ann.jones@rjah.nhs.uk Fax: 01691 404067 Tel: 01691 404344

Your records at your GP needs to be annotated with the NHS issued codes for military/veterans, take photocopies of your red discharge book, because he will ask for proof that you're a veteran.

Military medical codes
13J1. Military veteran
13JY. History relating to Military Service
13qo. History relating to Army Service
13q1. History relating to RN Service
13q2. History relating to RAF Service
13q3. Served in the Armed Forces

Lt Col Meyer wants to "do" more operations for veterans, but he has two problems:
1; finding the patients, he knows that we are out here, it's letting us know he's there for us.
2; getting the money from the NHS, but, the more ops he does the more money they will give him, therefore the more ops he can do.
So, come on, If you are in pain and want expert consultation, this is the way to go.

If you are members of other military Facebook sites pleas, please, please copy and paste to this page and let as many veterans know about this brilliant service that's just for us.

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6 February 2018 - 11:38pm

The Greek philosopher Epictetus stated "Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them."

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6 February 2018 - 11:35pm

The Berlin Wall stood for 10,316 days and was demolished 10,316 days ago

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6 February 2018 - 10:17am

It's important to never forget who we are - a result of our life experiences. We all have a story to tell so it's an honour and a privilege to listen to other human beings share their emotional distress.

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5 February 2018 - 12:09pm

NVC Security Ltd are recruiting for SIA licenced Door Supervisors to work at some of the biggest Festivals within the UK.

We are looking for Candidates who are:
• Presentable
• Able to work away from home
• Level Headed
• Mature
• Physically fit
• Be able to work well in a team.

Preference will be given to Ex-Military Personnel.

Pay – Pay rates between £10-£11 per hour on a casual basis.

Full time positions may be available for the right candidate.

Please contact Chris on 01332 806996 or send CV to recruitment@nvc-security.com

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31 January 2018 - 6:37pm

Today we’ve had some great news after a veteran has been offered employment. It’s a great feeling when veterans help veterans.

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15 January 2018 - 12:46pm

This will take place every Thursday for veterans over 65 years old

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6 January 2018 - 2:25pm

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” - John Lennon

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1 January 2018 - 5:23pm

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25 December 2017 - 10:10pm

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25 December 2017 - 1:06pm

When you place such little value in the men and women who serve don’t be surprised to see them leave...and others not join up. At least only a few million was spent on rebranding ‘Be the Best’. Maybe ‘Do your best’ is more appropriate nowadays, so sad.

Forces in the Community shared a link: http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/24/troops-afghanistan-given-1-celebrate-christmas-7183241/

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18 December 2017 - 6:59pm

You’re never alone, we’ll always try to help out

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16 December 2017 - 4:12pm

If you are in the Worksop area on 22nd Dec why not pop in and meet other veterans from the area?

Forces in the Community shared a link: https://www.paradigmwellbeing.co.uk/events/north-notts-mcvc-friday-drop-in-22-12-17

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13 December 2017 - 12:06pm

Veterans To Be Formally Recognised With Official ID Cards

Forces in the Community shared a link: http://www.forces.net/news/veterans-be-formally-recognised-official-id-cards

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7 December 2017 - 9:06am

Hannah said she suffered flashbacks after the traumatic birth of her first son Marleigh.
They got worse after she had an equally traumatic birth with her second son Sebastian three years later.
She is one of the estimated 20,000 women in the UK who suffer from the condition every year.
After four years she was finally diagnosed with postnatal PTSD and treated and is now coping with the condition.

Forces in the Community shared a link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/embed/p05q7s2r/42239183

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6 December 2017 - 4:50pm

National Insurance credits for partners of armed forces personnel overseas after 6 April 1975 - GOV.UK

Forces in the Community shared a link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-insurance-credits-for-partners-of-armed-forces-personnel-overseas-after-6-april-1975

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6 December 2017 - 3:35pm

Veterans, serving personnel, teachers, nurses...

Forces in the Community shared a link: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/heres-how-free-entry-twycross-877603

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