The Royal British Legion has established a stronger presence in the town in association with Swindon Council.
The initiative is part of nationwide changes recently undertaken by the Legion to make its welfare services more accessible to Armed Forces, Reservists, veterans and their families across the UK.
Alistair Maxwell, the Royal British Legion area manager said: “The profile and needs of our beneficiaries are changing and local access points, together with our website and national helpline number, make it easier than ever before to contact the Legion to ask for help.”
Each area has a knowledgeable and dedicated support worker as a face-to-face point of contact for those in need of help and advice from the charity.
Right, Swindon Legion workers Samantha Baker with veteran Alan Thipthorpe
In December Sam will be available at:
• Wat Tyler House One Stop Shop, Princes Street on Tuesdays, 9.30am to 1pm:
• Swindon Central Library on Thursdays, 9.30am to1pm;
• Great Western Hospital, Thursdays, 2.30pm to 4.30pm;
She will be visiting Park Library on Friday 20 December, 9.30am to 12.30pm.
As the nation’s leading Armed Forces charity, the Legion spends £1.6 million a week, or £84 million a year on vital welfare work, providing social, emotional and financial care and support to serving and ex-Service people and their families.
Drop in to talk to Samantha, or call the national helpline on 08457 725 725.