Extra help for veterans after launch of Rotherham MCVC vehicle

By Michael Upton | 05/05/2019

Extra help for veterans after launch of Rotherham MCVC vehicle

A NEW mobile outreach service to support military veterans is now on the road.

The Rotherham Military Community Veterans Centre Veterans Outreach Connection was officially launched by the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Alan Buckley. 

The vehicle and trailer will visit communities, local residents, veterans and their families across South Yorkshire to ensure they are kept well-informed about the services and support on offer.

It is also seen as a key tool in battling loneliness and isolation and keeping an eye on veterans’ mental health and wellbeing.

The MCVC van is available to local authorities, military charities and military associations across South Yorkshire-wide to use and trained volunteers, who are all veterans, will provide for support for transporting the vehicle and its trailer to outreach locations.

The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe, Rotherham MP Sarah Champion, veteran Ben Parkinson MBE and members of the Rotherham MCVC community all attended the launch at Rotherham Town Hall.

For information on how to book the outreach van, email project manager Jim Oakes at jim.oakes@rotherhammcvc.org.uk.

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