Help for Heroes believes anyone affected by their military service deserves to live a secure and healthy life with purpose. The charity exists to give these men and women, and their families, the support they need for as long as they need it. They also put pressure on the Government to do more for them.
Help for Heroes provides a range of physical and mental health assessments, treatment and support to those who have suffered a life-changing injury or illness during or as a result of their service. They give them, and their loved ones, the strength to recover and get on with their lives. The charity relies on the spirit and generosity of the great British public, its partners and volunteers to keep going.
So far, Help for Heroes has supported more than 26,500 people, but they know that many more still need them. They won’t stop until every wounded veteran gets the fair deal they deserve. Because no veteran should be left behind.
Support is delivered in the community – via regional support hubs and within community spaces such as leisure centres or gyms, with the space often kindly donated to us by partners, digitally and by telephone.
Help for Heroes Recovery Centres:
The Hero JOGLE Relay route was originally planned around visiting Help for Heroes Recovery Centres but will now visit Garrison towns and areas where services are being delivered by Help for Heroes staff in community settings.
Recovery Centres have been used in the past by serving personnel and veterans, to access support. The impact and reach that Help for Heroes has seen from moving to community face-to-face and digital services to empower more veterans around the UK to live secure and healthy lives with purpose, has driven their decision to no longer deliver services out of Recovery Centres for veterans. However, all of these services are still available from Help for Heroes.
The Charity has reached an agreement with the MOD where all four recovery centres will be operated and funded by the MOD for 12 months and is negotiating with the MOD around the full transfer of responsibility for these recovery centres longer term, as part of the Defence Recovery Capability, to ensure they can continue to benefit wounded injured and sick serving personnel. They will be used to deliver core recovery activities to wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel.
Help for Heroes recognises that the centres are special places and have been an important part of the recovery journey for a lot of people. The charity is pleased they will continue to be an important part of the journey for serving personnel, improving their recovery pathway, as the MOD takes on responsibility for the centres. None of the charity’s services are stopping as a result of this agreement.
Help for Heroes has been delivering services in the community for some time, and is now increasing their capacity to do so, recruiting specialist staff, developing systems and building local partnerships. The charity believes this will deliver the best possible outcomes for veterans and make best use of every generous donation received from the public.
To find out more about Help for Heroes and how to get support, go to www.helpforheroes.org.uk/