Launchpad

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Launchpad is a charity that provides veterans with accommodation in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Liverpool. Veterans are provided with their own refurbished, one-bedroom flat with access to communal facilities, for which they pay rent, either using housing benefit or income or savings.

Avondale House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Launchpad works with other partners to help veterans and aid their transition and integration into civilian communities. Launchpad works with veterans to deal with any health or welfare issues, then supports its veterans into employment and permanent housing, thus able to live independently, within two years.

Activities:

  • Activities start with assessment of the individual on arrival
  • We set in train a series of voluntary activities
  • Communal activities such as sports, competitions and social events are available
  • Supporting activities that develop confidence and social interaction
  • Veterans are provided with health and welfare support by qualified operators
  • Other providers arrange skills and apprentice training
  • Individuals start prepare themselves to look for work and apply for jobs
  • Finally they seek more permanent accommodation

Achievements and Performance:

  • Launchpad daily provides accommodation and other support to 70-80 veterans from all the Services. Most (80-90%) come from homelessness
  • We've been supporting homeless, unemployed veterans in Newcastle since 2013
  • In 2015, we opened a second project in Liverpool. To date, we've supported a total over 350 veterans
  • 47% have found employment and, in 2018, 60-70% moved into settled accommodation

More information

For advice or support, contact:

Telephone: 0300 1111238 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)
Email: enquiries@veteranslaunchpad.org.uk
Website: Launchpad

Address for correspondence only:
Launchpad
Taigh Aighearach,
Tayvallich
Lochgilphead
Argyll
PA31 8PW

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