30 November 2021


Armed forces drop in surgery every other Thursday!

Armed forces drop in surgery every other Thursday!

The sessions start Thursday 2 December, run from 1-3pm, and more details can be found below. It's a drop in so no need to book and light refreshments will be provided.

YHN is a partner of the Armed Forces Outreach Service, which helps veterans living in the North East to make the transition from military life back into civilian life, and also supports serving members of the Armed Forces and their families.

As part of our work around this, we have set up a drop in surgery in partnership with staff at Avondale House that will run every other week there. Avondale House is a building in the area of Byker owned by the Byker Community Trust that is made up of self-contained flats that Launchpad, the national veterans' charity, manages to help veterans move on to civilian life.

We’ll be working with residents at Avondale House as well as any other eligible people (details below) to help with any queries they may have to do with housing, finances, access to benefits, employment etc and signposting to partner agencies when we’re unable to offer support directly.

Hope to see you there!

Who is the surgery for?

The drop in surgery is available to residents at Avondale House, including their staff, serving and former members of the armed forces, their spouses, partners and widow/ers or former spouses, partners and widow/ers.

What kind of support is available at the surgery?

Topics discussed will likely centre around social housing and veterans' supported accommodation, as well as financial support available via the council’s veteran fund, emotional support, educational, employment and development opportunities.

The door is always open for 121 appointments at the drop in.

How can I find out more?

More information about the service, including how to contact the officer who will run the sessions, is available here

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