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Working together to tackle homelessness

October 26, 2017
26th October 2017 Veterans Aid representatives made their mark at the Reducing Homelessness and Rough Sleeping symposium (25.10.17) which explored ways in which organisations could work in partnership to support vulnerable people. The Public Policy Exchange event was held at London’s Strand Palace Hotel and included more than 80 stakeholders…

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William and James fundraise for Veterans Aid

October 11, 2017
William Foulkes and James Prince ran the route of The Glencoe Marathon to fundraise for Veterans Aid on 16th September 2017. The pair raised over £2,000 and did the challenge independently after seeking approval from the organiser Jo Fox-Pitt. Will had fundraised for Veterans Aid in the past – in…

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RAF veteran reflects on how Veterans Aid has helped him

September 26, 2017
26th September 2017 Sixty-three-year-old RAF veteran William was living in France with no job or means of support when he was offered a chance to return to Britain. He took it, and despite arriving at Victoria Coach Station with nothing, is now living independently and thriving. During a visit to…

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Veterans’ support in 21st century Britain – VA’s CEO interview with Politics Home

September 5, 2017
5th September 2017 In an interview with PoliticsHome, Veterans Aid CEO Dr Hugh Milroy conceptualises what veteran support should look like in the 21st Century. “Radical rethink required for veterans’ support in 21st century Britain” A casual observer of modern Britain could be forgiven for thinking that life for our veteran…

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New academic role for Veterans Aid’s CEO

August 25, 2017
25th August 2017 CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy has been appointed Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). He said, “I am proud and delighted to have what has been a long ‘informal’ relationship with King’s…

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Veterans Aid’s Chairman visits NBH hostel

August 17, 2017
Yesterday I was privileged to be able to visit New Belvedere House hostel to see at first hand the refurbishment work in progress. Refurbishment is something of an understatement however, as what I saw was redevelopment in full flow. The roof was off and we were able to look down into…

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Ministry of Defence Police raise funds for Veterans Aid

August 3, 2017
Veterans Aid has a 100 reasons to be grateful to the Ministry of Defence Police who have passed on the proceeds of small fundraising event to the charity. Inspector Peter McDonald, who handed over £100 to CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy, said, “The MOD police have a close…

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Kim’s Great Trek in China for Veterans Aid

July 27, 2017
27th July 2017 Metropolitan Police Sergeant Kim Newcombe exchanged the streets of London for the Great Wall of China to support Veterans Aid. Her 50km/31 mile trek has raised £2.7k to date but her Just Giving page is still open for donations. Kim said, “I was introduced to Veterans Aid…

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A room with a view – VA’s flagship veterans hostel takes shape

July 25, 2017
Take away the prefix ‘youth’ from ‘hostel’ and the image conjured up is not usually an attractive one. Those who have spent time in temporary accommodation for the homeless describe noisy impersonal places where people down on their luck seek refuge only from the even bleaker prospect of living on…

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Employers pledge support for VA ‘Back to work’ partnership

June 14, 2017
Employers with a commitment to helping veterans into the workplace turned out in force at VA’s latest jobs forum. Hosted once again at The Army & Navy Club it attracted around 20 attendees. VA Development Officer Delia Holdom said, “We were delighted to welcome so many supportive organisations. There were…

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