Veterans supporting other veterans

WELCOME.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR WORK

Since the charity was created it has helped around 400 veterans with their housing problems. We can only continue this essential work because of grants from supporters and donations from the general public.

What We Do

Our charity’s work received Royal recognition on 24th April 2018 when Prince Andrew presented us with the DUKE OF YORK COMMUNITY INITIATIVE AWARD

We support former members of HM FORCES  (VETERANS) facing homelessness.  We are based in South Yorkshire and have working agreements through Barnsley Council  (Berneslai Homes) and Doncaster Council (St Leger Homes) to rent some of their housing stock and then sub let to our veterans at cost ie we make no profit on the rents. We have grown in the past 12 months from 6 properties to 15, and 5 more are about to be signed for.  Also we have agreements in place to expand our capacity as funding allows with South Yorkshire Housing Association and Target Housing social housing providers to rent more properties.

We also work with private landlords to help veterans in other areas of the country when and where we are able to help and we regularly put homeless veterans into B & B as a stop gap whilst helping find a longer term solution to their situations.

The charity is a member of Cobseo, a signatory to the Corporate Covenant and a member of the Community Covenant Veterans Support Groups in Barnsley and Doncaster.  Our annual reports and accounts are available to view on the Charity Commission and Companies House Web sites.

Our unique selling point is that we are small enough to react quickly; if we can help someone who contacts us it happens fast, if we are unable to help directly we will always refer enquirers to another organisation we think may be able to provide assistance.

We raise funds ourselves to allow us to offer assistance to veterans in need. we don’t work with any professional fundraisers

Who We Are

Patrons:

LBdr Ben Parkinson MBE

Ex Cpl Paul “TUG” Hartley GM

Founder

Tom Wood ex Royal Green Jackets;

AMPLIFON COMMUNITY CHAMPION 2017

HIGH SHERIFF OF SOUTH YORKSHIRE AWARD 2016

CEO

Steve Bentham-Bates BA Hons  ex RAF & former RFEA Employment Consultant

HIGH SHERIFF OF SOUTH YORKSHIRE UNSUNG HERO 2014

Chair of Trustees

Councilllor John Healy retired Housing Manager

Trustees:

Kevin Hartley ex WO1 RAOC RFEA Employment Advisor and former Chairman

John Watkins  BA Hons ex REME  now self employed Accountant;

Councillor Joe Hayward Barnsley Council Armed Forces Champion  ex Mayor

Liz Butcher  Efficiency North  Communications Manager

Darren Sidebottom ex WO Green Howards now self employed Gas fitter