Forward Assist are always looking to develop the services we offer to Veterans to ensure that they can successfully transition back into civilian life.
Over a period of several years we have led and contributed on several pieces of research.
Below are examples of past project and more can be found in our website archive.
Thanks to funding from the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) We are currently engaged in a research project with Derby University as we are keen to promote and develop 'gender specific' mental health supports services for women veterans. If you are a woman veteran and would like to take part contact Paula Edwards; Forward Assists Women Veterans Project Lead. Mobile: 0787678738.
Forward Assist has established an ever growing network of over 40 women veterans. Consultation sessions will take place during 2018-19 with the aim of developing a service that is truly needs led and fit for purpose. We will also be providing a wide variety of activities for women veterans in order to increase confidence, reduce social isolation and promote physical and emotional well-being.
Forward Assist has championed the need for 'gender specific' support services for women veterans. We work closely with women veterans to determine what support they need and the best way to deliver it.
This is an on-going project to highlight a hidden population. Check out our video to see what we have been up to so far…. more
WOMEN VETERANS: WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH TRIP 2017
Representatives of Forward Assist Female Veterans Group were invited to Washington DC in February 2017. Here is the report detailing the findings from their meetings and research.. download pdf
HELP FOR ZEROS
According to the MOD, ‘The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the relationship between the Nation, the State and the Armed Forces. It recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the Armed Forces and their families, and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.
It exists to redress the disadvantages that the Armed Forces community faces in comparison to other citizens, and to recognise sacrifices made. In some cases this will require special consideration, especially for those who have given the most such as the injured and the bereaved… download pdf
THE WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL TRUST
Veterans are notoriously bad at asking for help and may view survival ‘on the streets’, or when experiencing acute adversity, as a continuation of the field exercises or combat missions they took part in whilst on active service.
Couple this with a highly developed sense of pride and a stubborn independence not become viewed as a burden on society, it’s not surprising that civilian orientated support services find it difficult to maintain a meaningful relationship with ex forces personnel… download pdf
HORS DE COMBAT
There is a lack of social justice and equality for former service personnel involved with the Criminal Justice System.
Tony Wright, Managing Director of Forward Assist says that we must provide a more personalised support service for them… download pdf