Veterans can find it difficult to adjust to ‘civvy street’, their nickname for civilian life, when they leave the army.
This can happen at any age, whether they retire at the end of a career, or have to leave due to injury after signing up at a young age. Service can be psychologically, as well as physically, traumatic, and they may require counselling or other, extra support to deal with anxiety or PTSD.
Without a support network of family or friends, they often don’t know how to access housing, and may lack the skills or experience that would help them to find work. We help to fund life skills lessons such as cooking and applying for housing, healthy eating and fitness programmes, vocational training, and counselling for mental health issues.
Stories about the support we fund for veterans: