MORE support to help Army leavers make the move to civvy street will soon become available.
The government has pledged to increase the number of Armed Forces champions – who are based at job centres around the country and help with the likes of benefits and employment.
Will Quince – Minister for Welfare Delivery – said more than 100 new appointees would be in post by the end of April, pledging veterans in need should “never find themselves without help”.
The MP for Colchester added: “Those who have served leave with a fantastic range of transferable skills, including leadership, teamwork and resourcefulness.
“Many of our champions have previously been in the Armed Forces themselves and draw upon their own experiences to help move veterans forward – they provide that extra help as former soldiers, sailors, airmen and women move towards a new career.”
You can read more about Armed Forces Champions here.
Soldier. (2020) Champions on the Rise. Soldier: Magazine of the British Army. February 2020, pp.11.