ABF The Soldiers' Charity have awarded funding for Outside the Wire

Outside the Wire is delighted to announce that we've been awarded over £38,000 in additional funding from ABF The Soldiers' Charity.

Thanks to this funding, we will be able to continue with our affected others service - supporting dependants and close family of veterans and current serving personnel across Norfolk and Suffolk - for the next 12 months. This work involves behavioural family therapy (BFT), which helps families to improve communication and to support one another. Over the next year, this project will provide one-to-one support, BFT, and activities to at least 30 individuals across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Wayne Copsey, Outside the Wire Manager, said:

"What a vast difference ABF The Soldiers' Charity's funding will make. It will help us to continue providing specialist care and support to families across Norfolk and Suffolk, improving family relationships and enhancing the lives of our service users. On top of this, the funding will also allow us to run recreational activities and outings to children and partners across the region.

"Over the past few years, The Soldiers' Charity has played a crucial role in the development of Outside the Wire, providing financial support and allowing us to grow the service and reach more of those needing our support. On behalf of our staff and service users, thank you.''

Brigadier (Ret'd) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers' Charity added: "Outside the Wire is a crucial support service for our soldiers, veterans and their families. The hard work they undertake in helping to reduce substance misuse and to strengthen communications within family units is vital for the wellbeing of the Army family, both in and out of Service. The Soldiers' Charity would like to thank you for all of your efforts.''

  • A telephone helpline for everyone within Norfolk & Suffolk who need support or have questions on drugs and alcohol.
  • Dynamic education so young people understand the risks of drugs and alcohol.
  • Free, confidential help.
  • Honest, accurate and appropriate information.
  • Support for parents and families of drug or alcohol users.

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