Forces in the Community
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Our Services

At Forces in the Community, we know that the transition to civilian life can be a struggle and that it's often a challenge coming to terms with your new identity. If you are unsure as to what to do next or just want a safe and confidential place to talk, don't hesitate to contact us. We'll do our best to point you in the direction of people who can help, many of whom are ex-forces themselves and understand what you are going through.

Housing

When you leave the Armed Forces you don't just leave a job, you leave a lifestyle and more importantly (in a large percentage of cases) a home.

Therefore the challenge is twofold, employment and a home. Quite often this will mean relocating, a hard task in itself when it often feels like you’re moving from one 'world' to another!

Employment

Employment options are many and varied. The key once leaving the service is to maximise the skills and experience you have gained to make the most of the opportunities available to you. We can help you achieve this by CV writing, coaching in interview skills and career and training signposting.

Health Issues

Keeping healthy in mind and body after your discharge from the armed forces is perhaps one of the most challenging problems you’ll face. Once you leave the armed forces, whatever support network you may have had disappears. But your problems, which could range from serious and often life-changing physical injuries to mood disorders, PTSD and other issues may remain. You deserve recognition, rehabilitation, support and compensation so you can get on with your life.

Emotional Support

Many of the issues that you or members of your family may be facing following your time in military service may be personal and emotional in nature. Few of us discuss these things with our family and friends (let alone our GP) and many just don't consider the idea of seeking outside counselling and help.

Emotional problems that come with readjusting to regular life following discharge can range from relationship issues or breakdown, feelings of grief or loss, to anger management issues or alcohol and substance abuse.

Talk to us at Forces in the Community if you want any sort of confidential emotional support.

Legal Advice

Through our relationship with Shoosmiths Access Legal, we are able to offer the Defence Discount Service which provides discounted legal services to serving and reserve members of the armed forces, veterans and their families, bereaved family members, cadet forces and NATO personnel.

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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19 May 2018 - 2:05pm

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry shining a light on mental health issues.

As a country we need to do more. As parents we need to be emotional available for our children. As human beings we need to care more others. #oktosay

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19 May 2018 - 1:04pm

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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9 May 2018 - 10:42pm

This is disgraceful. Hopefully the scrap merchant will act responsibly and let the police deal with the thieves.

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6 May 2018 - 4:04pm

Today sees Forces in the Community celebrate its 8th birthday. We are grateful for the efforts of some fantastic local people who support the charity and our ongoing work with over 800 veterans and family members.

Today also sees Rick Carnall, one of our fantastic volunteers, walk down the aisle to marry Amy. This is extra special as just over 2 months ago Rick suffered a serious heart attack. Best wishes to you both for today and your future together.

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25 April 2018 - 9:08pm

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17 April 2018 - 10:24pm

Sue is a fantastic woman (and volunteer) and continues to deservedly receive praise for the excellent support she provides.

"I would like to thank Sue and the staff at forces in the community for there help to change from DLA to PIP, Sue helped me to fill out the forms and help me to choose which evidence and letters to include with the form. Thank you"

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9 April 2018 - 11:25am

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7 April 2018 - 3:11pm

Ray Wilkins died this week but left a lasting impression on so many people. A great footballer, an even greater human being. This veteran experienced his compassion.

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12 March 2018 - 11:35am

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8 March 2018 - 10:06am

The Queen wore royal purple on a visit to the International Maritime Organization in London and celebrate its 70th anniversary. Loving the smile.

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5 March 2018 - 10:09am

The charity has no heating. Can anyone recommend a plumber? Error code E133 but the condensation pipe is clear. We have only had voice mail response when we have tried plumbers so far.

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2 March 2018 - 10:47am

Heating working...heating stops...check the outside pipe...yikes!!

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1 March 2018 - 8:45am

Due to the weather conditions and the potential travel problems later on today we have decided to close the office. If you need to make contact please email info@forces.org.uk
Stay safe.

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25 February 2018 - 9:03pm

A new helpline is launched for serving personnel and their familes mental health. What are your thoughts? What service do you feel is missing in the support of veterans? Are there currently enough services but a lack of co-ordination? Do too many organisations just signpost?

Forces in the Community shared a link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defence-secretary-shows-commitment-to-armed-forces-mental-health-with-over-220-million-funding-and-new-helpline

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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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