Celebrating our Aged Veterans project
Change Step hosted celebration dinners in Cardiff and Llandudno to mark the success of our Aged Veterans project.
Dozens of older veterans, their family members and carers joined our staff, volunteers and partners for the free special events, held at the Copthorne and Imperial hotels.
Stories of Service
The celebrations marked the achievements of our Aged Veterans project over the last three and a half years – and marked the launch of our new book, Stories of Service, a collection of memories and reminiscences from a number of project participants.
Our project helps older veterans live an active and fulfilling life by providing information, activities and one-on-one support. We offer a range of interventions, telephone and community befriending, digital inclusion training, and much more.
The project, which was delivered in Cardiff, Conwy and Denbighshire, has provided vital support to 159 former members of our Armed Forces, plus 39 additional beneficiaries including two children.
Some 58% of beneficiaries were aged 80 or over, with 14% aged 95 or older. At the start of their engagment with us, seven in ten older veterans reported mental health concerns combined with social isolation.
Our free guide for older veterans
Perhaps you would like more help to navigate veterans services, or you have concerns about a relative or someone you care for who is an older veteran? Our guide provides vital information about and links to organisations that can provide easy access to the support older veterans need.
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Change Step Aged Veterans is supported
by the Royal British Legion Aged Veterans Fund,
funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds