Support will still be available for the veterans living in Worcestershire, if they or their families need to reach out over the festive season.
The county’s fantastic local military charities may have reduced opening hours over the Christmas period but there are a range of national helplines available for veterans and their families who might need to reach out for support over the Christmas period.
A number of them offer a 24/7 helpline and will be answered by someone likeminded who understands.
Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member for Communities said: “Christmas will be very different this year, with many veterans spending more time on their own or away from family and friends. The updated veteran support page is there to give veterans and their families somewhere to turn to over the festive season if they are in need of some help and support. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our veterans across Worcestershire and their families a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
Councillor Rob Adams, Chairman of the Armed Forces Covenant Partnership said: “Our local charities have done a fantastic job of supporting our veterans during what has been a particularly unprecedented and challenging year. They have really stepped up to the mark, and been there to support our veterans when and where they needed it most. As some may take a short break and reduce their contact hours over the Christmas break it’s important that our veterans and their families know where to turn to, if they need to access some help and support this Christmas and as we enter 2021.”
The Veteran Support in Worcestershire page of the Armed Forces Covenant Partnership webpage has been updated to include contact details for a number of charities, who will be there to lend an ear this Christmas.”
For more information, please visit the dedicated COVID-19 Armed Forces Support of the Council's website