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Cornwall’s Veterans Should Not be Forgotten

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In March 2020, The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) announced the launch of a £3M emergency programme – the Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten Programme (VSNBF) – this forms part of their response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Age UK Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly are delighted to announce that they have received funding for this six-month programme and will begin a focused project that increases the practical advice and support for older veterans across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (50+).

In addition, we will be working with organisations and community groups across Cornwall, ensuring that all Cornish veterans, regardless of age, can access the services and guidance available to them – compiling into our Cornwall Link campaign space. The campaign space will be available indefinitely.

The programme and campaign are due to officially launch in August 2020.

Who is Eligible for the Six-Month Programme?

Anyone, over the age of 50, who has completed at least one day of military service; this can include older people who have completed National Service and are a veteran. Some people may not regard themselves as a veteran or have concerns about accessing some of the advice and guidance available to them. If you need any assistance, Age UK Cornwall have a dedicated Community Helpline (01872 266383) that is safe, secure and has a wealth of experience to assist you with any query. 

Who Will Benefit from the Campaign Space on Cornwall Link?

Anyone, of any age, who has completed at least one day of military service; this can include people who have completed National Service and are a veteran. Some people may not regard themselves as a veteran or have concerns about accessing some of the advice and guidance available to them. If you need any assistance, Age UK Cornwall have a dedicated Community Helpline (01872 266383) that is safe, secure and has a wealth of experience to assist you with any query. It is open to all.

We will also update this campaign page regularly so you can find out the latest resources available to you.

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Could You Help Us Raise Awareness?

There are many ways you can help to support the Cornwall’s Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten campaign and we would be grateful for your support.

  1. Please share the Cornwall Link campaign page with your friends and family by showing them or sharing on social media to reach as many of Cornwall’s veterans as possible. Please remember that this campaign will benefit all veterans across Cornwall and is a collection of all of the services, activities and events tailored to veterans. If you have any questions or queries about any services, activities and events specifically, please get in touch with the service lead directly whose information will be available on the listing.
  2. If you, or someone you know, is a veteran over the age of 50 who would benefit specifically from Age UK Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly’s programme, please get in touch with Age UK Cornwall directly. Due to the short-term nature of the funding for our programme, it is essential that we reach as many older veterans as possible during this time.
  3. If you run a service, community activity or event that will support veterans, you can add your listing to this campaign by registering and adding a community listing. If you need any help adding your listing, you can visit the Cornwall Link Help pages or contact us directly using the contact information below. If you would like to discuss your service in more depth for collaboration opportunities, please email us with Cornwall Link in the subject line.

You can reach us on our Community Helpline number (01872 266383) or email@ageukcornwall.org.uk

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