An employability programme for Armed Forces veterans is to launch in Hull this Friday.
The LifeWorks programme has been set up to support veterans in the city following the joint effort of the RBLI (Royal British Legion Industries), Hull City Council and Greenwich Hospital.
The programme helps long-term unemployed veterans to rebuild their confidence and find work. It has had incredible success across the country, with more than 83 per cent of the 1,300 people who have attended the course finding work within a year.
Councillor Alan Gardiner, Armed Forces Champion, said: “We are delighted that the LifeWorks programme is taking place in Hull this June. It is open to anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, regardless of when, where or how long they served.
“We know the initiative has been very successful in helping veterans find work previously so I encourage any ex-Forces personnel who are looking for work to find out if the programme could help them.”
The LifeWorks course will run from Monday 24 to Friday 28 June in Hull and is free to ex-Forces personnel.
Veterans can find out more at a drop-in session at the Albemarle Centre on Wednesday 12 June from 10am to 12pm, or by visiting the LifeWorks website.
RBLI director Lisa Farmer said: “For the vast majority of veterans, the transition to civilian life is straightforward.
“However, for far too many, when coupled with life-changing injuries or mental health problems, it can be incredibly challenging.
“LifeWorks has time and time again proven to provide tremendous support to these veterans and play a crucial role on their journey towards greater independence.”
The course has come to Hull during RBLI’s 100th year, having established in 1919 to support troops returning home with life-changing injuries and illness.