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 opportunities for veterans.
Help for Heroes is a founder patron of the Battle Back programme, a UK Military initiative. Battle Back uses Adaptive Adventure Training and Sports Rehabilitation to help seriously wounded Service personnel gain independence and confidence to focus on what they can achieve, rather than what they can’t.
To date Help for Heroes has provided £2m to the programme which has supported 1,500 wounded, injured and sick individuals through activities such as sailing, swimming, cycling or water-skiing, and 80 individuals at an elite level across all summer and winter Paralympic sports.
Battle Back and Help for Heroes also have close links with the British Paralympic team and works to identify wounded personnel who show a talent for a particular sport and may benefit from inclusion in Paralympic Development programmes.