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Armed Forces support drives back into Wiltshire

Armed Forces support drives back into Wiltshire

Published by Jack Deery at 5:51am 30th January 2020.

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The mobile outreach service is in Salisbury today and Amesbury tomorrow after the success of its last visit.

Forces Connect South West along with veteran organisations and councils across the region have been providing support to veterans through a new touring service. 

The mobile veterans outreach van first came to Salisbury city centre in December to raise awareness of the help former service personnel can get and to encourage engagement in the Armed Forces Covenant

Veterans Outreach Mobile Van
The van first came to the city in December last year

After it's successful time in Salisbury, the van is now making it's first visit to the area in 2020, as it rolls into Longhedge Village today (Thursday 30th January) and will be there between 10am-3:30pm

It will be staying in Wiltshire for tomorrow as it will be turning up at Archers Gate in Amesbury for the same time. 

NEW SCHEME

The project was set up last summer after they won a total of £340,000 from MOD Covenant Fund Trust.

Sarah Welch, Veterans Outreach Officer, said:

"It's incredibly important because actually nationally we don't know where our veterans are and who might be in need and primarily a lot of veterans don't necessarily come forward when they need support but we can reach out to them through our mobile capabilities."

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