At a time of year when many of us contemplate making positive changes in our lives, veterans and military personnel who are wounded, injured or sick are being encouraged to take the first step on their recovery journey by finding out what’s on offer in Wales from Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes.
The Community Recovery team delivers a range of holistic support including 1-2-1 key worker advice, fellowship networks, sports recovery and a clinical liaison nurse, who work together to empower eligible men and women across Wales to live lives with purpose following illness or injury as a result of their service.
Recovery Manager for Wales and Hereford, Shelley Elgin said, “Our highly skilled staff are experts in the field of recovery. Some of them are veterans themselves, or have family who have served, so they know the unique challenges which can face men and women who may find the transition into civilian life difficult.”
Help for Heroes hosts a series of community hubs and recovery activities across Wales, with model making sessions in Treforest and Shotton, sports and fellowship events in Carmarthen, Bridgend and Newport and a variety of wellbeing activities across the country, which loved ones can also take part in.
“We know that the new year can be a difficult time for manty of those we support,” says Shelley, “So we would encourage anyone who feels they would like to kick-start their recovery journey to get in touch with our team.”
To find out more about the events and activities taking place across Wales go to: https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/how-to-access-our-services/recovery-in-wales/
Telephone: 01443 808910
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