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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28 June 2017 - 8:33pm

WW2 hero gets his medals back

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28 June 2017 - 11:07am

Please feel free to leave feedback of your experience with Forces in the Community

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25 June 2017 - 12:04pm

Thank you to the good people of Derby for your support

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23 June 2017 - 6:13pm

Please share, let's try to help reunite the medals with this war hero.

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22 June 2017 - 5:09pm

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19 June 2017 - 8:00am

For those that are claiming ESA and/or PIP and are needing assistance back into work please contact Deb on 0115 9220320

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18 June 2017 - 11:57am

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12 June 2017 - 8:00am

For those that are claiming ESA and/or PIP and are needing assistance back into work please contact Deb on 0115 9220320

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9 June 2017 - 10:00am

Over the last few weeks we have delivered 7 mental health courses to employees of the NHS, MoD and the wider community including teachers...the mental health support for schoolchildren is not worthy of a grade, it is shocking. To hear real stories about how children have been failed by a supposedly caring system so often is disgraceful.

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8 June 2017 - 5:00pm

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7 June 2017 - 8:00pm

Coffee morning. All welcome

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7 June 2017 - 5:00pm

Volunteer Fishing Champion needed. For more information please contact Tracy on 0115 9220320

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7 June 2017 - 7:30am

For more information or to book a place please call Tracy on 0115 9220320

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6 June 2017 - 12:47pm

Forces Bike Shed based on Chetwynd Barracks are looking to recruit new members. For more information please contact them via their Facebook page

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5 June 2017 - 5:00pm

Volunteer Fishing Champion needed. For more information please contact Tracy on 0115 9220320

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4 June 2017 - 12:00pm

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4 June 2017 - 9:45am

Our wonderful volunteers ready to have fun and fundraise

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4 June 2017 - 8:00am

Please could you take 5 minutes to fill out a nomination form. If Forces in the Community win it will help us continue to give much needed support

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3 June 2017 - 5:00pm

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3 June 2017 - 8:00am

Please could you take 5 minutes to fill out a nomination form. If Forces in the Community win it will help us continue to give much needed support.

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2 June 2017 - 4:00pm

It has today been announced in the London Gazette that Forces in the Community has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

We are incredibly proud and special thanks go to all of the volunteers, supporters and staff who have all contributed towards this fantastic achievement. Thank you.

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