Step this way

Birmingham’s Millennium Point played host to Stepway’s Veteran Community Day on Friday 15 October 2021.

Stepway is a Midlands-based military community support charity,  that brought together more than 50 organisations who provide services to the Veteran Community.  Former Army Officer David Wood represented the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA).

The new VCHA Regional Lead for the Midlands said: “This was a great opportunity to interact with many other agencies that support the military community, both locally and nationally.  It was particularly good to be able to connect, inform and educate people about the VCHA – what we do, our aims and progress – and to develop and build partnerships between NHS healthcare Trusts and the complementary services around them.”

He continued: “In line with the Stepway’s aim, it was definitely an opportunity to network with other organisations and showcase the much-needed services on offer.”

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Muhammad Afza (l) and David Wodd, Midlands VCHA Regional Lead
Image copyright VCHA

The VCHA is committed to improving Armed Forces and Veteran care whilst raising standards for all.  99 NHS providers in England are now Veteran Aware accredited, and the Veteran Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) aims to have all Trusts in England accredited by November 2022 at the latest. Find out more about our work here

19 October 202

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