With our social groups temporarily suspended at the moment, we’ve invited some of the scheduled guest speakers to tell us a bit about themselves and the incredible work they do. This week we hear from Armed Forces Outreach Support Coordinator, Sarah Kerr:
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly and not disadvantaged.
My role is the Armed Forces Outreach Support Coordinator. The Armed Forces Outreach is designed to provide help and support to all military personnel, veterans and their families. Working with the service charities and organisations the outreach signposts and facilitates to ensure that current and former military personnel have access to the right support. We have also formed close links with a number of businesses, charities and organisations across Shropshire….some of whom have signed the Armed Forces Covenant to demonstrate their support.
A veteran is anyone who has served for one day and has a service number. This will be required to access support from the service charities. If the service number cannot be confirmed it can be traced but may take up to six weeks.
We hold several outreach events across the county, these currently include:
*Palmers of Shrewsbury – First and third Monday of each month 10.00- 13.00hrs
*Wem Town Hall – Second Monday of every month 14.00 -16.00hrs
*Mayfair Centre Church Stretton – Fourth Wednesday of every month 13.00 – 15.00hrs
*RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital – Every Thursday 12.00 – 16.00hrs
*PLEASE NOTE THESE EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19.
Once the Outreach events resume, I will send out a forecast of events.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are aware of anyone within the military community, a veteran or a spouse that is needing some help or advice. Happy to talk through what areas of support may be available.
Armed Forces Outreach Support Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
07990 085 656
Shropshire Armed Forces Covenant Team – SAFCC@shropshire.gov.uk
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