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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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.”
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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.

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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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10 September 2017 - 7:28pm

Asking how someone feels could be the difference between life and death.

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10 September 2017 - 10:00am

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under the age of 49.
If you are feeling low, talk to someone. This year we have supported over 30 veterans who have attempted suicide, some are still at risk.
If you need to talk we are here for you - 01159 220320 or support@forces.org.uk

The Samaritans can be contacted on 116123 or jo@samaritans.co.uk

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4 September 2017 - 12:00pm

We are proud to announce the recent receipt of the Queens Award for Enterprise; the most prestigious charity award in the UK.

The award was presented on behalf of HM Queen Elizabeth II by the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, at our Beeston office on the 4th September 2017.

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our team. Thank you for all your hard work, none of this would have been possible without you!

The event is a huge milestone. Please feel free to share this post far and wide. We would really appreciate it.

A big thank you to Byron Kirk for taking the time to document the occasion. More of his work can be found at www.byronkirk.com.

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27 August 2017 - 3:46pm

Game of Thrones...military style. Great to see some modern day music being incorporated into service life.

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25 August 2017 - 6:07pm

With the increase in people being diagnosed this would make sense

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25 August 2017 - 11:38am

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24 August 2017 - 4:46pm

After two years with the charity Tracy is moving on to pastures new after today. Her support and commitment to improving the lives of others has been immense and she will be missed. She leaves with our best wishes and thanks and will hopefully still be involved in some of our events in the future. Thank you Tracy.

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21 August 2017 - 3:35pm

Pay off your smallest debts first? This is a great debate among debit consultants. If you carry multiple credit card balances, you’ll save the most money by paying off your highest-rate plastic first, right? Maybe. Two University professors have found that people who focus on their smallest debts before tackling bigger, higher-rate loans are more successful at erasing debt. The psychological boost from eliminating a loan entirely gives you the mojo to keep paying down debt. It is truly a case-by-case basis that requires consultation with an expert.

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18 August 2017 - 3:03pm

Everything we hear is an opinion, everything we see is a perspective.

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18 August 2017 - 11:52am

Which famous building were these pictures taken in?

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15 August 2017 - 10:00am

Be kind. Always.

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13 August 2017 - 11:00am

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12 August 2017 - 11:00am

For more information please contact Tracy on 0115 9220320

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9 August 2017 - 4:28pm

https://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/2017/august/tickets-for-troops/

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8 August 2017 - 7:00pm

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