A breakfast club is proving to be a huge hit with veterans and serving members of the forces thanks to Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Armed Forces Community Covenant.
Its monthly meet ups at the Goose at Gamston welcome all members and families of current and former Armed Forces based in the borough to make connections and expand the support frameworks in place for those with a military background.
The sessions are continuing after the council was jointly awarded over £150,000 with Charnwood and Melton borough councils towards the Covenant.
It will help set up a new mobile hub designed to give the specialist help, support and advice in areas personnel may have previously found it difficult to access.
Deputy leader of the council and Covenant champion councillor, Debbie Mason, said: “This is such a great initiative to provide support to those who have served or are serving in our Armed Forces and the breakfast club is a glowing example of the support for a thriving community that exists among members here in Rushcliffe.
“The mobile hubs will be brilliant at getting the right information to hard-to-reach veterans and families with what they need. This is so important for the wider network of engaging these communities and individuals.”
Hubs can also provide support guidance and signposting to veterans and their families.
The breakfast club starts each session at 9:30am on the last Saturday of the month and all past and present members of the forces and their families are welcome to join.
Check out the Facebook page ‘Nottingham Rushcliffe Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club’ for more information.