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Support for military veterans

by Cathy Sheel

A health and wellbeing support programme is on offer to military veterans and their families in Knowsley.

Everton in the Community’s Military Veteran Support Programme offers a comprehensive health and wellbeing support service for veterans of all ages and backgrounds across the Liverpool City Region. Activities on offer include football training sessions, NAFFI breaks, volunteering opportunities, monthly trips out and reminiscence sessions.

Organisers are about to restart face to face sessions, so now is a great time to get involved.

The programme offers activities tailored to different age groups:

Everton Veterans’ Hub (EVH) is for veterans aged 18- 65 who have recently left the Armed Forces or who have struggled to adjust since leaving. EVH uses the power of sport to help people transition from life in the military to prevent veterans experiencing social isolation, and aims to improve veterans’ physical health, mental wellbeing and social activity.

Royal Blues: provides a needs-led support service specifically for middle-aged veterans (35-65 years of age) who are or at risk of being socially isolated to improve their physical, mental and social health, as well as their overall quality of life through a holistic engagement support service.

Aged Veterans’ Programme: offers veterans aged 65 and over a wide range of social and cultural events and activities to help foster robust social support networks, prevent social isolation and boost overall health and wellbeing.

For more information, and to get involved, contact Dave Curtis at David.curtis@evertonfc.com