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Get involved in Liverpool’s Armed Forces Forum

LIVERPOOL’s Armed Forces Forum will be holding its fifth meeting next month.

The forum, which was set up in January 2020, is a platform for organisations offering services to people who have left the Armed Forces and their families as well as those who are still serving.

Next month’s meeting will be held on Thursday 2 Decemberfrom 2.30pm-4pm and will be held online, via Zoom.

The theme of the session is “health and wellbeing.” Participants will be able to discuss the opportunities and challenges in these areas which will be followed up at a future session.

Organisations that have not been able to attend previous forum meetings are invited to attend – as well as previous attendees – and booking must be made in advance via Eventbrite . The Zoom link will be sent out following registration.

Please note, the session is not open to members of the public.

The event will be chaired by Colleen Martin, Liverpool City Council’s Armed Forces strategic lead, and she will be supported by Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group.

Cllr Roy Gladden, Armed Forces champion, Liverpool City Council: “The health and wellbeing of veterans, service leavers and their families is incredibly important. It so often underpins people’s ability to transfer successfully from their military career into their new civilian life.

“Health is a wide subject, stretching from physical fitness to much more challenging issues such as mental ill health. We would like to hear from as many services as possible to discuss the issues that they are facing as well as the great work they are doing supporting veterans so that we can all work together to offer the best services we can in Liverpool.

“I would urge any organisation that was unable to attend our previous meetings to get involved in December – we really want to hear about your work in this important area.”

Liverpool City Council leads a long-established strategic group for Armed Forces Communities however the forum was set up to capture the variety of services and support available to the Armed Forces community in the city. Liverpool City Council currently holds the Armed Forces Covenant gold award of the Employer Recognition Scheme and also hosts the website Service Leavers Liverpool –

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