WELCOME TO ASSIST PLUS
We exist to enhance support services to our Armed Service women and men, as well as the Veteran Communities in our local communities and specifically those living and working in Bristol and South Gloucestershire area. We support Stakeholders who have voluntarily signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant that provides support in various forms in many areas including but not limited to Healthcare, Education, Housing, family life and employment.
Veteran Support Project Pilot (VSPP)
The VSPP is being delivered under our Veteran Advisory Service Hub programm, a Drop-In Centre initiative, which has been established to offer a supportive and informal place for members of the veteran community to access, better understand and navigate all local services as well as support them during their transition on leaving the services. It is a South Gloucestershire based project pilot.
It also intends to ensure that after their service, veterans and their dependents who need help are known; that public, private and non-service voluntary & community sector organisations coordinate to provide appropriate support when, where and how it is needed, identifying underlying causes of issues and implementing preventative measures.
Our Drop-In sessions are open first two Mondays of each month from 13:00hrs to 16:00hrs, in Cedar Room at the Jubilee Centre, Bradley Stoke Town Council, Savages Road, Bradley Stoke and last two Mondays at Patchway One Stop Shop at 13:00hrs - 16:00hrs (by appointment only).
WHAT WE DO
* We serve and provide support to ex-service men and women of the Armed Forces and their immediate families.
* We are the local voice for veterans re-settling into Civvy Street who plan to live and work in Bristol and South Gloucestershire area.
*We also support Overseas based Veterans, including Commonwealth Service Leavers who plan to re-locate to their countries of origin whose last duty station was in South Gloucestershire area.
Should you require nationwide support information, the Veteran’s Gateway provide the first point of contact to a network of military and non-military partner organisations to help you find exactly what you need, when you need it – whether you’re in the UK or overseas.
We are here to help and support you and your family.
HOW WE WORK
We work in partnership with local authorities, private sector covenant signatories, other service charities, and members of the public who support the Armed Forces; we aim to enhance the implementation of the Community Covenant in the local area. Specifically:
Identifying, supporting & mentoring everyone who has recently left the forces & is looking for employment & the chance to use the skills they gained while serving.
We are directly connected with our local government Armed Forces Community covenant group, ensuring that national initiatives are delivered locally and that positive local initiatives are incorporated nationally.
Performing reviews with stakeholders to ensure ongoing support requirements are sustainably fulfilled and plans are in place for necessary improvement if required
Helping to develop and maintain support relationships among stakeholders, which facilitate the achievement of short and long-term veterans support goals locally.
"Assistplus Team helped me to improve my cv by highlighting my skills and qualifications more effectively. As a result, I have had more success in getting interviews. Significantly he has also coached me with my interview skills which has enabled me to express myself clearly and confidently di#uring interviews. I can't express enough the tremendous impact of his kind advice and assistance and how far I have come since leaving the Armed Forces".
Richard B [Army Veteran] - Senior Project Manager (MOD)
Veterans' Strategy Action Plan: 2022 to 2024
This Action Plan outlines the steps the government will take to support veterans from 2022 to 2024.
It builds on the work of the 2018 Strategy for our veterans.
The plan contains 5 focal points for success:
delivering a step-change in support for veterans and their families
maximising veteran employability as the key to positive life outcomes
listening, learning and addressing with compassion the historic hurt or disadvantage that sections of the veteran community have experienced
dealing with historic operations, recognising that these continue to impact on veterans
making sure veterans receive the same high standard of support, across the whole UK
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News from The Legion
Royal British Legion is here to help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. And we’re not going anywhere.
RBL support serving and ex-serving personnel all year round, every day of the week.
Support starts after one day of service and continues through life, long after service is over.
RBL offer members of the Armed Forces community robust support in a number of areas.
Sometimes what's needed is actually just a bit of advice or a recommendation to more specialised services.
We are pleased to partner with Forces Help Africa to deliver Invictus Games Foundation (IGF) initiative in Africa, which has been extended to veterans in Africa. Enabling veterans attain access to international sports recovery opportunities that IGF offer and able to support domestically.
Since 2014, the Invictus Games has welcomed members of the international armed forces community to represent their nations and compete in a variety of sports on the world stage. Competitors all have a shared experience of life changing injury or illness during or as a result of their service and many speak with conviction about how sport has catalysed their recovery and been integral to their rehabilitation.dit it.