Projects

Great War Green House Project

Forward Assist has three vegetable allotments in the community (walled) garden at Seaton Delaval Hall and as well as growing fresh vegetables for use in our intergenerational 'Cook2Give' Project we also have plans to renovate a dilapidated greenhouse in the walled garden in partner...

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Peer Led Drop-In Support Group

Forward Assist has over the last few years facilitated ‘veteran specific’ consultation /support groups in a variety of community and custodial settings, these have included: Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Northumberland and HMP Durham, HMP Kirkham and HMP Northumberland. So far over 800 vet...

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Bee Company

We currently have three Bee Hives on top of Eldon Square in the centre of Newcastle thanks to Starbucks & INTU. We have paid for two unemployed military veterans to receive British Beekeeping Association (BBKA) accredited training and they are now being mentored by experienced ...

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Cookery classes for veterans

Cookery classes run on a monthly basis and teach military veterans basic cookery/independent living skills. The sessions are carried out at the John Willie Sams Centre and aim to give veterans all the basic skills necessary to prepare tasty and nutritious meals at home. Similarly the budding cooks...

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IT Training

Plans are in place to hold IT training sessions for veterans of all ages in 2016. The sessions will be held at The John Willie Sams Centre in North Tyneside and include the following: 1. PC navigation. 2. Email set up and use. 3. Using the internet. 4. Staying safe online. 5. Transf...

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Forward2Fitness

Working in partnership with Wayne Dobson (High Tide Adventure), Al Shingler (Alternate Forces), Calvert Trust Kielder and Dave Buchan (Bike4Health) we aim to offer military veterans a host of outdoor activities to improve physical and mental wellbeing. Free gym sessions for veterans o...

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Digital Photography

Basic Introduction to Digital Photography with Hexham based professional photographer David Taylor, due to start later this year, dependant on funding. Course Aim To give the students a good understanding of photography and the basic principles of how to create captiva...

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Forward2Employment

Forward Assist has developed a ‘Veteran Specific’ employment and learning programme called Forward2Employment. We have two WWTW funded specialist employment coaches operating across the  North East of  England . Sarah Lattaway & Jon Clapham bring a wealth of experience to the rol...

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Horticulture

In 2010 Forward Assist were allocated an allotment within the grounds of Seaton Delaval Hall. Since that time numerous veterans have maintained the plot growing vegetables for personal use and much of it has gone into the Forward Assist Cook2Give project. Today we have three v...

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Cook2Give

On the last Tuesday on each month during 2016 our Cook2Give team provide a freshly cooked meal using produce from the Veterans Vegetable Allotment in Seaton Delaval Hall. The next one is 26th July at 10:00a.m. which will commemorate The Somme 100. For further information contact admin@f...

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Forward Assist Veterans Angling Academy

The Forward Assist Veterans Angling Academy was developed to introduce former Armed Forces veterans to an outdoor activity that was accessible to both disabled and able bodied personnel. The Angling Academy includes members whose abilities range from beginners to those with prior match f...

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Projects

Great War Green House Project
Peer Led Drop-In Support Group
Bee Company
Cookery classes for veterans
IT Training
Forward2Fitness
Digital Photography
Forward2Employment
Horticulture
Cook2Give
Forward Assist Veterans Angling Academy

Articles

Mission accomplished
'Field of Dreams' Starbucks Project
Veterans and Homelessness Documentary
Veterans and Mental Health Documentary
North East veterans' project to teach ex-soldiers new skills
On Rocks in France
Forward Assist teams up with the Sunderland AFC Foundation
Equipped Magazine Article
Tony Wright's interview - why I set up Armed Forces Charity Forward Assist
Armed Forces Day Veterans Football Tournament
John Hall DFC Forward Assist Mentor makes The Sunday Post
Ex-service personnel harvest new start
British Soldiers Dumped On Scrapheap
A Veteran Performance
Ex-soldiers cooking up a storm

Research

Help for Zeros
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Hors De Combat

Patrons & trustees

Dave Anderson MP (Patron)
OLIVER COLVILE MP (PATRON)
Jonathan Refoy (Patron)
Chris Terrill (Patron)
Trevor Philpott OBE (Patron)
Stuart Leason (Trustee)
Dave Gibson (Trustee)
Canon Glyn Evans (Trustee)
Brian Hegarty (Trustee)
Mike Kirby (Criminal Justice System Ambassador)
Kath Macintyre (Brand, Marketing and Website Support)
Robert Armstrong (Volunteers as Forward Assist's Marketing Consultant)

Volunteer

Volunteer

Sponsor

Sponsor

Links

Alternate Forces
Mesothelioma Group
Gentoo
Trim 4 Veterans
Job Centre Plus
RFEA
Combat Stress
The Royal British Legion
SSAFA
Help For Heros
Newcastle City Council
Veterans UK
North East Veterans
NHS North East
PTSD Resolution
No Offence
Citizens Advice Bureaux
Clinks
Borderline Books
Joint Forces Alliance
NECA
Firstlight

Contact

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