Ex- Forces Accommodation & Mental health support

by The Block Armed Forces Foundation CIO in Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Ex- Forces Accommodation & Mental health support

Total raised £20,802

 
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+ est. £338.50
£30,000 target 15 days left
69% 472 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 12th June 2024 at 5:44pm

Provide emergency accommodation to homeless ex-forces, guide them and assist with the delivery of mental health support.

Project by The Block Armed Forces Foundation CIO

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Complex post traumatic stress disorder (cPTSD), is a relatively new diagnosis very common with ex forces( veterans) that have been involved in traumatic experiences. Many of our team have personally benefited from the support of this unique charity. 

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On the 14th of April 2024 our fundraising team completed the Merseyside 10k In typical military fashion. Congratulations to the team to carried military equipment, in a loaded March, military Tab event. From Liverpool to New Brighton the team completed the event in 1 hour 20 minutes.

We are trending towards our goal please help us get closer! 

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A group of Veterans and volunteers marched from Liverpool to New Brighton during the annual Merseyside 10k Event. Carrying equipment in a traditional military style exercise, called speed march or tactical advance to battle ( TAB). Lead by former Paratrooper physical training instructor & founder of Tactical Athlete program coach Mike Chadwick.

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Veterans who are struggling with life after the military can experience poor mental while in transition to civilian life. During a sudden change in circumstances they can often find them selves at risk of homelessness or worse at risk of suicide. Combined with the rise in the cost of living, local authorities do not have the resources to support ex-forces personnel, the voluntary sector is experiencing a spike in crisis cases.

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The Block Armed Forces Foundation homeless prevention project started in Liverpool in 2019 and was first a small veteran community service aimed at helping local ex-forces in times of crisis. By providing emergency accommodation along with inclusion and a safe likeminded space the Block provides the tools our veterans need to tackle these difficult periods of their lives. 

The Block has now become a registered charity and its services are used as part of the governments plan to end Veterans homelessness in the U.K  (Op Fortitude).  As a self funded charity, not in receipt of council or government funding the charity relies on fundraising to fund its mission.  . 

Please help us to support the next homeless ex-forces veteran that reached out to The Block for housing and mental health support. 

With the help of crowdfunding we hope to raise £30,000 to support over 120 homeless veterans across Merseyside with emergency accommodation and mental health support. 

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By providing emergency accommodation along with inclusion and a safe likeminded space we can provide the tools our veterans need to tackle these difficult periods of their lives. 

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