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Veterans Press Release: April 2024

Celebrating Funding from Veterans' Foundation

Voluntary Action Swindon is pleased to announce that it has received a further two years of funding from the Veterans’ Foundation to continue employing our Veteran Support Navigator, Katie Linstead.

Katie is a military wife living with her family at Brize Norton, so understands the needs of those serving, transitioning into civilian life and veterans. The aim over the next two years is to continue raising awareness of support needs and the presence of service and welfare providers in Swindon.    

We would also like to hear from people who can volunteer to help Katie gather information to understand these gaps and feedback to service and welfare providers.  Ideally the volunteers will be veterans themselves, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs), Reservists, Military spouses and partners or a family member willing to volunteer for a few hours per month.

Swindon Veteran Drop-in

This funding from the Veterans’ Foundation will help to sustain the Veteran Support Drop-in, which runs on the last Tuesday of every month in Sanford House, Sanford Street SN1 1HE, between 11:30 am-14:30 pm.

All veterans, their families and serving military are invited to come along socialise and have a chat with other veterans. You can meet with service providers, such as Help for Heroes, NHS Op Courage, Veterans UK, Seetec and SBC Housing Options. New attendees and service providers are welcome anytime. 

Our next drop-in is on Tuesday 30th April, between 11:30 am-14:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided.