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VA team joins FEANTSA in Gdansk for its Annual Policy Conference

May 23, 2017
23rd May 2017 Veterans Aid team joins FEANTSA in call for EU to be fair and stand up for homeless people (#BeFairEU) in Gdansk, Poland 18th-19th May 2017. Over 350 people from the homeless sector and beyond gathered in the historic European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk, Poland for the FEANTSA…

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April 21, 2017
Veterans Aid has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. The 85-year-old charity for veterans in crisis is in the running for the Asian Voice Social Impact Award, which recognises organisations for the social impact they have created and their contribution to society. CEO Dr Hugh Milroy said, “We were delighted…

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Law firm staff raising funds for Veterans Aid in Tour de Hewitsons

April 6, 2017
6th April 2017 Staff at law firm Hewitsons raised funds for veterans by cycling more than 150 miles over two days. Team members from across the business pedalled between the firm’s four offices – in London, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Cambridge – from April 6 to 7. Already, the inaugural ‘Tour…

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VA hosts employment forum at Army & Navy Club

March 22, 2017
22nd March 2017 Veterans Aid held its second Back to Employment forum at The Army & Navy Club on Tuesday, 21st March 2017. An informal exchange of information between established partner companies and new ones, the event provided an opportunity to discuss best practice, communication issues, and the complexity of…

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GSS praise for ‘superstar’ veterans

March 10, 2017
Two ex-service personnel whose employment with Global Support Services (GSS) was brokered by Veterans Aid have been praised for their professionalism and diligence. Job placement is a key element of VA’s unique Welfare to Wellbeing© model, a pathway that guides ex-servicemen and women out of crisis to a point where…

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Love is in the aria…. at Army & Navy Club

February 16, 2017
Veterans Aid was once again the beneficiary of a concert at the Army & Navy Club featuring renowned mezzo-soprano Fiona Kimm. On Saturday, 18th February, in the wake of Valentine’s Day, Fiona was singing about that “many-splendour’d thing” through the songs of Gershwin, Porter, Coward, Kern, Sondheim, Weill and more.…

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VA team joins community engagement event in Westminster

January 24, 2017
18th January 2017 Metropolitan Police and local homelessness charities, including Veterans Aid, hosted a Community Engagement Event on Westminster Cathedral Piazza on Wednesday, 18th January 2017. The event was an opportunity to speak to professionals about what they are doing to support people away from rough sleeping and publicise some…

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Westminster joins forces with Veterans Aid

December 30, 2016
30th December 2016 Westminster City Council are the first London borough to partner with Veterans Aid to tackle rough sleeping.
The partnership aims to make sure that no ex-serviceman or woman ever has to resort to bedding down on the street.

 Outreach workers will now refer any ex-service personnel directly to…

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December 14, 2016
A biker group from Clacton-on-Sea made a 100-mile journey in December to bring festive cheer to veterans. Families from bikers club ‘We Can’t Dance MCC’ decided they wanted to support the charity Veterans Aid this year and organised a collection of special items for the residents of its New Belvedere…

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£500,000 LIBOR boost for Veterans Aid hostel

November 30, 2016
The UK’s frontline charity for veterans in crisis has received £500,000 from the Government towards the cost of refurbishing its flagship hostel. The Chancellor’s 2016 Autumn Statement revealed that Veterans Aid would be one of the beneficiaries of £102m of banking fines disbursed to Armed Forces and other charities. CEO…

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