Providing support for veterans, reservists and military families living in MK, through a network of trained veteran peer mentors and partnership working.
These days, there is so much help out there for veterans and their families that it can be difficult to know exactly where to start. Making phone contact can sometimes be difficult and frustrating if you can’t get through on a help line or feel as if you are being sent around in circles.
VCN will never just sign post you to one of these agencies. We have developed personal relationships with all of our partners and from this joined up working, , we offer a monthly drop-in Hub. This ‘one stop shop’ approach means that VCN can immediately connect you with the professional who is able to support with issues such as housing, benefits, employment mental health and social isolation.
Please see below for details of the drop-in and our partners .
The VCN has signed the Armed Forces Covenant . It is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives. Organisations, business’s and charities of all sizes can sign the covenant.
Milton Keynes Council signed the covenant in 2011 and are Gold award holders in the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme. This pledge of support includes guaranteed interviews for service personnel who are in the process of leaving or are less than 5 years out of service (where essential criteria are met).