Carlisle and Eden ‘Forces Link’
Hosted by us from 2018, Forces Link aimed to connect and signpost ex-forces personnel, and their families, to a range of support that would meet their needs.
Activities in Carlisle and Eden included:
- Walking project Forward Step
- Regular veterans breakfast club
- Hosting the county-wide veterans network
During 2021 the project became a Community Interest Company, which provides better sustainability for the work as well as opportunities to respond to needs and funding opportunities faster.
In doing this, Forces Link became an Armed Forces specific organisation, meaning they can access a broader range of funding and can grow based on their own vision and values, and those of the veterans and ex-forces community. The future looks exciting as they focus on community activity and education services, and they look forward to working with us to be able to help educate other third sector organisations on the needs of local veterans and their families. They intend to continue growing the network and supporting veterans to access the range of services and activities available