Joining Forces with Age UK

Tamzin Jones from Age UK WirralRadio Clatterbridge listeners have heard how a Wirral charity is helping transform the lives of older veterans in the borough.

Age UK has launched the Joining Forces project for to those living locally aged 65 or over.

The scheme aims to give help and support to any former Navy, Air Force and Army personnel and merchant seamen plus their family and friends.

Project Manager Tamzin Jones told listeners how help is also available for anyone who has completed national service.

It can assist with advice about pensions, benefits, accommodation and employment.

Meanwhile, a programme of health and wellbeing activities is being developed based on what the veterans want.

One of the activities at Meadowcroft

Workers at the Age UK Wirral Community Wellbeing Hub at Meadowcroft in Bromborough will also be helping people create story books to record memories of their life before, during and after service.

It is estimated that there are about 24,000 veterans in Wirral alone.

The initiative, funded by the Ministry of Defence, is taking place across the country. Age UK Wirral is one of 15 local services taking part.


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