Do you provide services and advice for former Armed Forces personnel in Liverpool? If so, Liverpool City Council wants to hear from you!
Thursday 30 January sees the first meeting of the new Armed Forces Forum for Liverpool that will give organisations offering services to people who have left the Armed Forces the chance to discuss issues, ask questions and share ideas.
The city already has a long-established strategic group for Armed Forces, chaired by the city’s Armed Forces champion Cllr Roy Gladden, but it was felt there should be a wider group to capture the variety of services and support in the city.
The first forum will be held at the Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT, from 10am-noon.
Speakers at the event will include:
- Colleen Martin, assistant director, supporting communities, Liverpool City Council, will speak about the city’s commitment, vision and priorities for everyone who has left service.
- Major (Retd) Geoff Nuzum, head of engagement, the North West of England and the Isle of Man Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (NW RFCA) will share his own experiences of transitioning out of the Army and what he learnt working as welfare officer
- Lt Cdr Lee Paddock, retention, transition and resettlement Support, HQ NW, and Laura Horner, personnel support officer, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, will lead a mythbusting session about transition.
Invitations to the forum have been sent directly to known organisations in the city, but the council is keen to get as many services as possible involved. Please note, it is not open to members of the public.
If you would like to attend please register your interest via Eventbrite – www.eventbrite.com/e/armed-forces-forum-tickets-90149372199 – The event is free to attend.
It is anticipated that the forum will meet twice a year.
Liverpool City Council currently holds the Armed Forces Covenant gold award of the Employer Recognition Scheme and also hosts the website Service Leavers Liverpool – www.serviceleaversliverpool.co.uk