WHAT WE DO AT FORWARD ASSIST IS UNIQUE . . .
Forward Assist ‘peer led’ support groups and structured diversionary activities provide a much needed service that reduces social isolation and promotes community engagement with other veterans on a daily or weekly basis. Forward Assist’s appropriately registered, qualified and enhanced DBS checked staff, assist individuals to navigate and access the multitude of organisations and services available to them in the civilian community whilst using activities and vocational skills based projects that enable veterans to gain nationally accredited qualifications as a matter of course.
The activities and peer led support groups offer a safe environment and a chance to meet and be with others who understand the multiple and complex issues facing individuals that have served in today’s Modern day Armed forces. The aim of the group is to empower and give group members the skills, experience and opportunity to run and facilitate groups, provide mutual support and mentoring to those less well settled Veterans who have not yet reached a level of stability.
Forward Assist’s qualified Social workers and teaching staff, encourage group members to utilise the numerous transferable and existing skills they gained whilst serving in the Armed Forces and the group projects allow them the opportunity to ‘do good’ in the civilian community.