19th Mar, 2019

Help on hand for veterans and armed forces families in Solihull

Sarah Mason 20th Jun, 2018

HELP IS at hand for families of serving and veterans of the armed forces as a new advice service is on offer in Solihull.

The Royal British Legion will be offering help and support on a range of areas including benefits and finance, employment, housing and paths to recovery on every second Tuesday of the month at The Core.

There will also be assistant for day-to-day issues such as house maintenance and paperwork at the sessions which run from 11am until 3pm.

The service is open to all those that have served over seven days in military service, their spouses, family and dependents.

Support and advice can also be accessed during the week at the High Street Pop In advice and information centre on Birmingham’s New Street.

Elaine Butler, Information Volunteer for the new outreach in Solihull said: “It’s often the little things that can mount up and weigh a lot of people down.

“We are available to discuss the most complex of problems to arranging for one of our handy vans to carry out simple home repairs.

“Most importantly, it’s a friendly welcoming environment, where you can talk to the outreach team in confidence about your needs and concerns.”

Coun Joe Tildesley, cabinet member for tourism, leisure and sport, said: “It is an honour to play host to the Royal British Legion every month.

“They do wonderful work and I hope more veterans and their families are able to access the services they provide.”

For more visit the Legion’s website www.britishlegion.org.uk

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