Change Step was pleased to introduce Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns MP to our vital work with forces veterans and their families.

Mr Cairns was joined by Welsh Conservative assembly candidate Darren Millar and North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Matt Wright during a visit to our Colwyn Bay office.  The trio met Clive Wolfendale, chief executive of Change Step lead partner CAIS, and Dr Dafydd Alun Jones, CAIS chair, as well as veterans and Change Step staff.

Mr Cairns praised the work of Change Step in tackling the issues sometimes faced by former members of the Armed Forces when they return to civilian life.

Change Step was awarded £500,000 from banking fines as part of Chancellor George Osborne’s spring budget last month.

About Change Step

Change Step is a peer mentoring and advice service for military veterans and their families, offering wraparound support, comradeship and camaraderie for ex-forces personnel with a range of psychological and social problems.

The service is delivered by veterans for veterans, and provides peer support, training opportunities and signposting to relevant health and welfare services.

Change Step works collaboratively with dozens of statutory bodies and other relevant organisations to ensure an accessible and comprehensive service.  The programme is led by CAIS, and delivered throughout Wales by members of the DACW network.

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Alun Cairns MP, Darren Millar and Matt Wright discuss the service offered by Change Step.