Future For Heroes
In the spring of 2014, Remount underwent a renaissance which although changed nothing concerning the Charity’s Charter or aims, it did include a rename to ‘Remount, trading as Future for Heroes’, known colloquially as ‘Future for Heroes’. An updated website can be found here.
Future For Heroes was founded as a charity in 2008 to help members of the Armed Forces, Veterans, and partners make a successful transition back into civilian life. Future For Heroes helps individuals capitalize on their skills, qualifications, experiences and military training, teaching them how to turn a negative into a positive opportunity and try to help them become confident and self- reliant for their future.
Future For Heroes provide free residential courses that help people of all ranks (serving or retired). The Future For Heroes programme is open to all, but primarily focused on the vulnerable, those for whom falling into unemployment, offending and destructive behaviour is a real risk.
To date over 600 participants have taken part in Future For Heroes Courses, 74 of whom have been wounded, injured and sick.
How the funding will be used:
Grant funding of £34,000 from Help for Heroes was used to fund 34 wounded, injured or sick personnel on the Future For Heroes Courses in 2014 to provide support in their transition back into civilian life. The cost per attendant for each course was £1,000.
Outcomes for Help for Heroes supported course attendants include:
Developing the confidence to demonstrate ambition and enthusiasm for their own future by planning for the future. A measure of success will be a personal development plan produced that is reviewed regularly.
Showing the confidence in their own skills and abilities to apply for work or training courses. A measure of success will be course participants finding employment and accommodation, leading to independence from the service support.
Demonstrating the changes in confidence by better communication and interaction with others. Awareness of their actions on others, confidence to ask for help when needed. A measure of success will be course participants demonstrating proof of ability to communicate with others, showing care and consideration as part of many team work activities.
Visit the Future For Heroes website for more information.