Introduction:

The Poppy Factory welcomes the latest tranche of Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust funding – the Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People programme.

The programme will award grants of up to £800,000 over two years to portfolios of projects that will work regionally to develop better, more joined up, lasting support for local veterans with mental health needs. 

We are exploring applying to be a Portfolio Lead in London, drawing on our networks and reaching out more widely to gather insight into current provision and understand gaps and opportunities. 

We would be grateful for your thoughts on the questions below, giving particular consideration to the three key strands to the programme:

  • Places – veterans have safe, welcoming places to go to in their local area.
  • Pathways – veterans can be supported to access mental health support and treatment pathways that meet their needs.
  • People – staff and volunteers in organisations that support veterans can access good quality training and have better access to connect veterans into wider pathways.

Questions:

    Brief description of the services provided by your organisation, particularly in relation to veterans in London with mental health needs *

    What barriers or challenges do you feel affect veterans in London and their ability to access the support they need? Please expand. *

    Do you feel there are any particular gaps in provision, pathways or the networks that connect them? Please explain. *

    What improvements could be made to ensure veterans with mental health needs can access better, more joined up support, now and in the future? *


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