Shadow minister visits veterans’ one-stop shop

Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy  visited Liverpool’s one-stop shop for armed forces veterans.

Mr Murphy called in at the shop in Breck Road  as part of a visit to the city during Armed Forces Week.

He  also seaw the work Everton in the Community are doing with veterans through the Inside Right exercise programme for those veterans who are at risk of developing mental health problems.

And he met people involved in Liverpool FC Foundation’s Military Veterans’ league.

The one-stop shop supports veterans and their families in civilian life. It is staffed by trained buddies all of whom are either ex military personal or related to veterans.  They provide expert advice and information on several issues affecting former servicemen and women including housing, health, and employment.

“We were very pleased to be able to show Jim Murphy what we are doing in the city  to support armed forces veterans  since we signed the community covenant  which committed us to working closely with the military, ” said Councillor Hayley Todd, the city council’s Veterans Champion.

“The one-stop shop is a very practical way we are supporting those men and women who have served their country as well as their families and we will also be discussing with him our future plans.”