Forward Assist Veteran Support Charity:Working across the North East!
Forward Assist were recently described as a ".....charity punching way above its weight" The comments were made by a funder at a recent meeting to discuss our expansion plans. The insightful observation came after we had described how in the last year we had delivered and indeed continue to deliver bespoke interventions for veterans and they families.This year alone we have expanded our operations to encompass multiple direct interventions in Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and Scotland. We are also very proud of our innovative work developing the Veterans International Exchange Project which has seen two 'Veteran Specific' exchanges taking place between the UK & USA. Other European exchanges are in the pipeline so that Veterans can become active Citizen Diplomat thus facilitating a successful transition from military to civilian life. This year we have already been climbing for a week in the French Alps and return to rural France later in year to go 'White Water Rafting' and 'Angling'. Our links with Premiership Football Clubs and the development of veteran specific sports based initiatives is an exciting addition to our repertoire of innovative interventions.