Drop-in sessions to support Doncaster’s armed forces community

Armed Forces Day in Doncaster.  Marching through Doncaster.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Armed Forces Day in Doncaster. Marching through Doncaster. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
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Former members of the armed forces are being offered support with adjusting to civilian life at two drop-in events in Doncaster.

Doncaster Council has organised the events, which will give members of the armed forces community the chance to meet the authority’s veteran’s support officer, Mark Hopson, and pick up a copy of the ‘Support for the Doncaster Armed Forces Community and their Families’ information pack.

The pack includes local contact information about practical support available during the transition back to civilian life and beyond. This includes searching for a job, finding accommodation, managing your money or accessing health or social care services.

The events will take place on Friday, November 14, between 10am and 2pm within the Civic Office reception, and on Friday, November 21, between 10am and 2pm at Clock Corner.

Councillor Bob Johnson, cabinet member and veteran’s champion, said: “We are passionate about making sure that members of the armed forces community have all the support they need when choosing to live and work in Doncaster.

“These two events give us an opportunity to show how much support is available, and reflect what we are doing to achieve this goal.”

Anyone who is unable to attend can access an online version of the information pack and fill in a feedback questionnaire at www.doncaster.gov.uk/armedforces

A new dedicated phone line providing support for veterans and their families has been launched on 01302 735600.