St Loye’s Foundation (Military)

St Loye’s Foundation’s Transitions project aims to help those who have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces to make a successful transition from military service into civilian life.

St Loye’s Transitions hub in Warrington opened in July 2014 and acts as a single point of contact where veterans, serving soldiers, and their families can access a wide variety of services provided by St Loyes and other service charities and support groups (such as the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes, Combat Stress, Army Forces Carers and SSAFA), which can help them lead fulfilling and independent lives, with a particular focus on employment and education.

The project provides specialist support from staff with both military and civilian backgrounds. They have a great understanding of the challenges faced by veterans and provide help and guidance across a range of areas including mental health, emotional well-being, physical disability, housing, drug and alcohol misuse. Its activities also include the provision of employability and job skills advice, CV drafting and interview skills workshops and assistance, life skills and career change coaching and working with employers to secure work experience and permanent employment.

ADWC awarded a grant of £3,000 in 2014 and arranged for the provision of social media skills training for one of Transitions caseworkers.

Further details are available at www.stloyesfoundation.org.uk and a short video demonstrating how St Loye’s helped one veteran can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=hssntkCjFDs