Joint Forces Alliance
“Joining forces with Forward Assist and its founder Tony Wright cements together two projects with over 10 years of practical experience in action research and the delivery of ‘tailor made’ services for marginalized and disenfranchised ex forces veterans. We have both worked tirelessly to resolve the multiple and complex issues of those veterans that find them selves, through no fault of their own, on the ‘outside’ of mainstream civilian services and support. More importantly we have given them a voice by advocating on their behalf and initiating mutual interest support groups.
Collectively we have acquired experience and expertise in relation to helping veterans with issues related to housing, health (mental and physical) employment, the Criminal Justice System, homelessness, addictions, family breakdown and family support.
Between Joint Forces Alliance and Forward Assist we have engaged with over two hundred veterans (many now work as volunteers supporting other veterans) in five different geographical locations and all with little if any statutory funding.
Both founders and organizations have had to give blood sweat and tears to make this work, have had a heart attack or two, and faced financial ruin! Yet it's been a battle we believe passionately in and for several years set against a backdrop of scepticism and apathy. Yet we have proven our interventions work and ultimately it has saved lives and given many veterans a purpose in life when they felt lost alone and confused. In many ways we are just starting…..bring it on!”
Founder of Joint Forces Alliance (JFA)