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Who we are
Our not-for-profit organisation was established in 2018 to provide a safe space for the Armed Forces Community to belong, become socially included and access better life chances as we Unite our community, Inspire access to positive activities that impact health and wellbeing and support our community to Achieve better life chances. We offer a host of activities and programmes, delivered on site and in the community by peers with lived experience that provides advice, guidance and support to veterans, their families and carers as a shining beacon of hope.
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GP practices across the borough could soon be recognised as “veteran friendly” for their efforts to support military personnel and their families.
A new initiative is set to be launched next year which will see surgeries receive accreditation if they show they can provide the right support.
A unit of the British Army is to receive the freedom of Wigan for its “distinguished and eminent” service to borough and country.
The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will have the honour bestowed at a special ceremony in April under plans due to be approved by Wigan councillors.
A ground-breaking HQ providing specialised support for the armed forces community will celebrate its first birthday on Remembrance Sunday.
In the last 12 months, Wigan Borough Armed Forces HQ has supported more than 200 members of the armed forces community to integrate back into civilian life.