Community Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service sessions help boost Trevor’s wellbeing

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London Veterans Partnership seeks to build a strong, supportive and inclusive network with London’s ex-Forces community at its centre. In doing so it will help veterans gain access to services, overcome barriers and explore new opportunities to support positive mental health and reduce social isolation.

Funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, the partnership is part of the Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People programme, which provides grants to ensure places of safety and pathways of support across the UK.

One veteran to benefit from London Veterans Partnership recently is Trevor, who served for 15 years in the Army, including active service in Northern Ireland, Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He was shot in Iraq and has undergone several operations since.

Trevor lives in Merton and has been a regular at services run by Community Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services (CDARS) for veterans. He enjoys the activities and loves the company of others who have served in the Forces. It helps him combat loneliness and he enjoys the camaraderie. Trevor says the programme has kept his head in the right place and boosted his mental and physical wellbeing.

Find out more about London Veterans Partnership, here. 

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