Since April 2017 Community First Yorkshire, together with its partner organisations, has supported over a 1000 past members of the armed forces and many more family members, friends and carers through the Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire project. However, the three-year funding programme through the Aged Veterans Fund at the Armed Forces Covenant Fund has come to an end, and the project will now be suspended. We are unable to provide any further direct services, however, we are still happy, for a limited period of time, to offer signposting to other organisations and this information will be on our website soon.
From day trips to friendship groups and Activity Sheds, well-being visits and advice on staying warm over winter, befriending, support for carers, emergency grants, garden maintenance, Ghurkha support and sport activities, we have provided person-centred, practical, financial and holistic support to veterans across North Yorkshire. As a legacy of the project, we will shortly be releasing ‘North Yorkshire’s Unsung Heroes – Their Stories’ capturing the memories and stories of some of the veterans we have supported.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have taken part in the project.