A former British Army medic who worked at The Big Issue after a year of rough sleeping in a cave and walking along the coast with his pet dog for two months has now landed a new job as a tour guide at a local Brewery, Southbourne Ales.
Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation are running an activity and personal development programme for ex-services personnel as part of their ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces.
Funded by The Royal British Legion and supported by the Hartlepool Borough Council, HUCSF will use sports activities and social events to help address the issues faced by veterans once they have left military service.
Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling toured Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company this week – a social enterprise which employs injured veterans and people with disabilities – as part of the government’s plan to help one million more disabled people into work.
The Transport Secretary met with workers at the Kent-based BBMC, which is run by charity Royal British Legion Industries and employs more than 100 people – more than 70% of whom are ex-service personnel, have a physical or hidden disability, or both.