Homes to be self-built by military veterans in Plymouth

Homes to be self-built by military veterans in Plymouth

Military veterans will have the opportunity to help build their own home as part of a new affordable housing development in Plymouth.

The Stirling Project will include 25 self-contained affordable homes to rent – up to 12 of which will be self-built by former service personnel in need of housing.

Leading housing association LiveWest has acquired the land from Plymouth City...

Stirling picks up where Nelson left off

A former residential home in Honicknowle has been earmarked for Plymouth's newest veteran self-build project.

Stirling House on Honicknowle Green will be demolished and planned in its place are a number of self-build housing opportunities for former service families as well as single veterans in housing need, alongside other homes for sale and rent.

Following hot-on-the-heels...

Life after the Armed Forces: Plymouth veterans recommend Jobs Fair

Veterans who have successfully transitioned to new careers after leaving the armed forces are recommending a jobs fair in Plymouth next month.

The event, which is the second annual jobs fair organised by Plymouth Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, coordinated by Plymouth City Council, takes place at Plymouth Guildhall on Tuesday 19 September 2017 from 12pm to 6pm.

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People's Project Finalist - Battling On Inspiring Lives

Battling On CIC has been selected as a finalist for the West Country West region in this year’s Big Lottery People’s Project. The award is based on a public vote. Battling On CIC has been working with armed forces veterans and vulnerable young people for the last 5 years. Based on a care farm just outside Callington, the organisation offers wrap around support combined with education and relevant...

Plymouth Lord Mayor’s Charity ‘Race Night’ for Mesothelioma Support Group & Veterans

Come and join us for a ‘night at the races’ and help raise funds for two very worthy local causes, ie. The South West Mesthelioma Support Group (supporting patients, families and carers affected by asbestos related cancer) and Frontline Veterans Support.

All the action takes place on a video screen. There will be chances to win money through placing bets on the horse of your choice for each race with the winner(s) taking a share of the bets placed for that race. Or buy a Tri Cast Ticket for £1 to be in with a chance to win £50!

Tickets are £3.00pp including sandwiches....

Work starts on Veterans’ Self-Build project in Plymouth

Planning permission was granted in April 2016 for the new development of 24 affordable homes on the site of the former St George’s Day Centre at George Place, Millbay. Interserve, the International Support Services and Construction Group, with a local office in Plymouth, have been appointed as main contractor and work is now underway. The affordable housing development will include 12 self-build...

Skittles and pasty night a big success

Judging by the noise and laughter, a great evening was had by all who attended the ‘Charity Skittles & Pasty Night’ at the BT Social Club in Plymouth on 29th July.

The event was arranged to raise funds in aid of the Lord Mayor’s charities for her year in office, those being The South West Mesothelioma Support Group which raises awareness about the health risks associated with...

'Forgotten generation' of veterans

A “forgotten generation” of working age veterans, who have approached SSAFA (the Armed Forces charity) for help, is surviving on an average annual household income of just £13,800. Suffering from long-term physical and mental health problems they say they feel let down by their country.

Living in fear of debt, they are experiencing depression as a result of their circumstances with...

Veterans who found new work say there is life after the Armed Forces

Local Armed Forces Veterans who have found civilian jobs want to reassure Service leavers and Veterans that there is life after the Armed Forces. The message comes as Plymouth is preparing to hold its Veterans Jobs Fair later this month.

The Jobs Fair, which has been organised by Plymouth Armed Forces Corporate Covenant (coordinated by Plymouth City Council), is the first of its kind...

Plymouth to hold jobs fair for veterans

A jobs fair is being held this month to help Veterans back into work following their return to ‘Civvy Street.’

The Plymouth Corporate Covenant Group, coordinated by Plymouth City Council, has organised the jobs fair for armed forces veterans, which takes place at the Plymouth Guildhall on Tuesday 19 July 2016 from 12pm to 8pm.

So far, 45 different employers and organisations...