‘We Will Remember Them’ takes on a whole new meaning during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Lisa Burnett Published Tuesday, 21st April 2020

A Remember Veterans keyworker, who on a day to day basis, supports veterans in the criminal justice system, has been also working hard as a volunteer to ensuring that no-one is forgotten in Worcester,

Lisa Burnett, who works for YSS (Your Support Services) has given her own time to help deliver meals and packages filled with essential items for the city’s most vulnerable.

She’s delivering the parcels on behalf of Worcester Community Trust.

Lisa said: “Worcester Community Trust is a fantastic asset to our Community; offering support to vulnerable groups across Worcester, so giving up my own time to help during this time of COVID-19 was an easy decision to make.

“As a YSS Remember Veterans Link Worker supporting Veterans in the Criminal Justice System, it’s important to know what facilities and help are available to them and their families in Worcestershire. We see Worcester Community Trust as one of those facilities which is vital in helping us give support to those in our local Community including our Veterans.”

Councillor Rob Adams, Chairman of the Armed Forces Covenant in Worcestershire said: “I’d like to thank Lisa for all her hard work, it really does make a difference during these testing times and that is great to see.

“The YSS are just one of the charities across the county that are helping to ensure our veterans receive the help and support they need, and they are all doing a fantastic job to keep our veteran community safe and well.”

Our brilliant military charities and organisations who work locally in Worcestershire are putting measures into place to ensure they stay connected to the veteran community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) period.

There’s information about how best to contact charities and organisations from across Worcestershire, on our dedicated ‘Coronavirus support for the armed forces community’ page of our website.

Charities listed there include: Stepway, The Royal British Legion, SSAFA and Age UK.

For more information, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) support for the armed forces veteran community pages on the Council website.