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Armed Forces support drop in sessions now available in Rushcliffe

7 March 2018

Current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families can now seek support at drop-in sessions in Rushcliffe in conjunction with the Royal British Legion.

Every third Thursday of the month personnel can find out more information on practical help and advice through to how to connect further with fellow armed forces groups and individuals across the region.

It offers a welcoming space for those serving through to veterans and their families who can find out more about the wide range of services and community activities provided by the Legion.

The support is part of Armed Forces Covenant funding the Council was awarded last year to help engage further with the hundreds of personnel understood to be based in the borough.

Sue Nettleship runs the sessions on behalf of the Legion at Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Community Contact Centre on Rectory Road in West Bridgford.

She was joined at the most recent session by Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Covenant Champion and Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason.

Cllr Mason said: “Supporting our Armed Forces young and old is an important part of the wider network of engaging our communities here in Rushcliffe.

“Whether they are serving or have given service we want them to know further support frameworks are in place when they return home or make the switch to civilian life.”

The next sessions run from 10am to 12 noon on Thursday 15 March, Thursday 19 April and Thursday 17 May.

Rushcliffe also now has its own Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club which meets at the Goose at Gamston on the last Saturday of the month at 9.30am.

All serving and former members of the forces and their families are welcome.  Find out more at the group’s facebook page ‘Nottingham Rushcliffe Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club’.