The VPPP programme will award 10 grants to portfolios of projects, which work regionally to develop support for veterans.
VPPP Launches in Northern Ireland
The Trust was thrilled to attend the ‘The Veterans’ Places, Pathways & People Programme’ (VPPP) launch in Northern Ireland.
Anna, Steven and Rachel from the Trust, were there to hear about the collaboration from the portfolio lead, The Northern Ireland Veterans’ Support Office (NIVSO), which will drive the VPPP programme in supporting and signposting services for Veterans in Northern Ireland.
Anna Wright, CEO, The Trust, said “Through the #VPPP grants, veterans with mental health needs, can have better access to effective pathways of care and support in their region”
As a lead support in VPPP, NIVSO will be linking individual Veterans, Veterans’ groups, statutory and non-statutory bodies, and charities supporting Veterans in the region. Working collaboratively with the Office of the Veterans’ Commissioner for Northern Ireland, and supporting individual Veterans, their families and carers, as well as groups and organisations that provide a range of services and activities for Veterans. VPPP will help the existing veteran network in Northern Ireland to thrive.
“Today has been a wonderful opportunity to speak to the projects and to hear about the impact that VPPP will have in supporting veterans and Armed Forces community in Northern Ireland.” Rachel Smith, Impact & Technical Solutions Manager.
Steven Inman, Head of Strategic Grants and Relationships, said “It’s been quite a remarkable day and very humbling hearing personal stories from Veterans and how they are supporting each other”
The VPPP programme will support local veterans with mental health needs in a collaboration across Northern Ireland.
Partners in VPPP
Brooke House, Inspire, AA Veterans Support, Out of the Shadows NI,
Walking With The Wounded
Combat Stress: The Veterans’ Mental Health Charity
Defence Gardens Scheme
Fighting With Pride – LGBT+ Military Charity