Walking With The Wounded to support veterans in the North East

Walking with the Wounded - Gladstone Terrace

In July military charity Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) is opening a new regional facility in Gateshead to maximise the support it can give to veterans in the North East, located at 11 Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead NE8.

Building on the charity's success supporting the local ex-service community in Greater Manchester, WWTW is broadening its geographical reach and impact by opening the new support hub in Gateshead, which will be hosted by The Gateshead Housing Company's Armed Forces Outreach Service ('AFOS').

WWTW, whose Patron is Prince Harry, focusses on early intervention for those hard to reach ex-servicemen and women who have found the transition to civilian life more difficult and the North East regional hub will provide a holistic approach to supporting vulnerable veterans into independence. The hub will work alongside WWTW's existing programmes, as well as other partners in the community, in order to provide support to veterans who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated, struggling with their mental health or caught up within the criminal justice system.

By working in partnership with the North East community, WWTW will help vulnerable veterans to reintegrate into their communities and ensure a sustainable pathway to a stable future.

Gateshead Council has leased the building on Gladstone Terrace to WWTW at a peppercorn rent, as part of its ongoing commitment to implementing the Armed Forces Community Covenant, as the Council strongly believes that this partnership will provide significant benefits for those members of armed forces community who find the transition to civilian life more difficult. The Council maintains close links with partner organisations supporting veterans and strives to find practical opportunities to help deliver the support they clearly need.

Tommy Watson, Regional Operations Manager North East commented:

"Having seen the impact we have made to the lives of so many veterans in the North West through our Hub in Manchester it seemed only natural to head to the North East next to offer the same support to the region.

"We are hugely grateful to Gateshead Council and The Gateshead Housing Company for working with us to provide a thorough and effective solution to veterans who need our help in the area. Through this North-East hub, our aim is to get 3000 individuals into sustainable employment in the next 10 years.

"Since 2017 I been blown away by the collaboration, cooperation and the commitment to support service personnel in the region. We have a lot of North East organisations committed to this project over the next few months."

Councillor Stuart Green, Armed Forces Champion, Gateshead Council said

"We're delighted that we have been able to work with Walking the Wounded to help deliver a fantastic facility for veterans within Gateshead. This project will undoubtedly help members of the armed forces community who find the transition to civilian life more difficult and we're incredibly proud of our commitment to ensuring veterans and their families get the support they need."

 

Walking with the Wounded - Gladstone Terrace
20 March 2019

In July military charity Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) is opening a new regional facility in Gateshead to maximise the support it can give to veterans in the North East, located at 11 Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead NE8.

Building on the charity's success supporting the local ex-service community in Greater Manchester, WWTW is broadening its geographical reach and impact by opening the new support hub in Gateshead, which will be hosted by The Gateshead Housing Company's Armed Forces Outreach Service ('AFOS').

WWTW, whose Patron is Prince Harry, focusses on early intervention for those hard to reach ex-servicemen and women who have found the transition to civilian life more difficult and the North East regional hub will provide a holistic approach to supporting vulnerable veterans into independence. The hub will work alongside WWTW's existing programmes, as well as other partners in the community, in order to provide support to veterans who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated, struggling with their mental health or caught up within the criminal justice system.

By working in partnership with the North East community, WWTW will help vulnerable veterans to reintegrate into their communities and ensure a sustainable pathway to a stable future.

Gateshead Council has leased the building on Gladstone Terrace to WWTW at a peppercorn rent, as part of its ongoing commitment to implementing the Armed Forces Community Covenant, as the Council strongly believes that this partnership will provide significant benefits for those members of armed forces community who find the transition to civilian life more difficult. The Council maintains close links with partner organisations supporting veterans and strives to find practical opportunities to help deliver the support they clearly need.

Tommy Watson, Regional Operations Manager North East commented:

"Having seen the impact we have made to the lives of so many veterans in the North West through our Hub in Manchester it seemed only natural to head to the North East next to offer the same support to the region.

"We are hugely grateful to Gateshead Council and The Gateshead Housing Company for working with us to provide a thorough and effective solution to veterans who need our help in the area. Through this North-East hub, our aim is to get 3000 individuals into sustainable employment in the next 10 years.

"Since 2017 I been blown away by the collaboration, cooperation and the commitment to support service personnel in the region. We have a lot of North East organisations committed to this project over the next few months."

Councillor Stuart Green, Armed Forces Champion, Gateshead Council said

"We're delighted that we have been able to work with Walking the Wounded to help deliver a fantastic facility for veterans within Gateshead. This project will undoubtedly help members of the armed forces community who find the transition to civilian life more difficult and we're incredibly proud of our commitment to ensuring veterans and their families get the support they need."

 

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