Help for Heroes strives to achieve the best for the men and women of Great Britain’s Armed Forces, both serving and veteran. We are proud to work with other Service charities to make sure that the wounded, injured and sick get the support they deserve. Here is how Help for Heroes' grants have improved the support available to individuals.
Help for Heroes have provided grant funding of £154,000 to DMWS since 2012 to secure the employment of a Welfare Officer at the Tedworth House Recovery Centre in Tidworth.
This important welfare specialist is available to support our wounded, injured and sick residents and their families at the Recovery Centre. Offering holistic, practical, and emotional help, the DMWS Welfare Officer is a crucial member of the Tedworth House team.
In addition to round-the-clock support, the DMWS Welfare Officer accompanies residents to their outside clinical or medical appointments and is able to report back to the team at Tedworth House Recovery Centre on any welfare needs that may arise. Once referred back to the Support Hub, the Welfare Office can ensure any new needs are assessed and picked up as swiftly as possible. He or she is responsible for the day to day welfare of all of the residents at Tedworth House Recovery Centre and of their visitors.
Band of Sisters member Rachel Elkins knows first-hand the invaluable support provided by the DMWS Welfare Officer:
“They are a true God send,” she said. “When my family needed someone to talk to or help us with certain appointments, they were there and that is so important. Knowing you have someone you can turn to and trust 100% is vital to recovery and coping with your situation. My husband was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and I am not sure we could have coped without our Welfare Officer, she has been so crucial to us as a family.”
Nicky Murdoch, Chief Executive, DMWS says; “We are delighted to have been awarded funding from Help for Heroes to continue our Welfare Service at Tedworth House. Our work compliments Team Tedworth and is an excellent example of Military charities working together to provide the best possible service to our Armed Forces”