September 4, 2013
With a shared ethos of a ‘hand-up, not handout’ and commitment to helping ex-offenders and the socially excluded get back on their feet we have joined forces with Veterans Aid in a practical training and employment venture.
CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy said, “We are delighted to be working with Bounce Back, a charity and social enterprise with unique expertise in equipping ex-offenders with skills, work experience and a pathway to employment. The match is perfect.
Thankfully veterans are under-represented in the prison population, but many of those who have served time struggle on release and find their way to Veterans Aid. I’ve seen first-hand what Bounce Back can achieve and in offering places to VA clients it is allowing us access to an extremely successful model.”
Veterans Aid has been helping ex-servicemen and women in crisis for more than 80 years and offers bespoke solutions to a diverse range of problems. As a training organisation and an employer we believe the alliance will be beneficial and we are looking forward to working with Veterans Aid. We hope to be taking our first four ex-service trainees from the charity in September.