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Let’s Live Well in Rushcliffe signs Covenant in support of Armed Forces

25 January 2019

Let’s Live Well in Rushcliffe, the local social prescribing service that supports those with long term physical or mental health conditions has signed the Armed Forces Covenant to offer their support for servicemen and women who have served their country at home or abroad.

Let’s Live Well in Rushcliffe will now extend its service to help those with military backgrounds, assisting the work of Rushcliffe, Charnwood and Melton Borough Councils in supporting former and serving personnel in the area.

Upon commencing the programme, participants will be offered one to one support to create a personalised plan based on their goals and, if appropriate will connect with local groups and activities to help maintain their progress.

Deputy Leader of the Council and Covenant Champion Councillor Debbie Mason said: “It is great to hear that another local service we work with has signed the Covenant, showing their support for those who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces.

“We strive to give as much support as possible and Let’s Live Well in Rushcliffe will provide another vital aspect of the support available in the Borough.”

Liz Walker, Project Manager at Let’s Live Well in Rushcliffe said: “It is an honour and a privilege to sign the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of the group.’’

“We meet and advise people from all walks of life here, including people who serve in the armed forces, their families and veterans who may need help and advice on all manner of topics.

“By signing the covenant, we are proudly stating to all Armed Forces personnel that we support them fully and are here to help in any way we can.”

The Let’s Live Well in Rushcliffe project is a working partnership with GP’s, GP practices and others to empower and support individuals with long term conditions to take back control to improve their own lives.

In November 2018, the Councils were accredited with a silver award from the Armed Forces Covenant Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme acknowledging their awareness of the variety of transferable skills reservists, veterans and current personnel can bring to the civilian workplace.

To find out more about Let’s Live Well in Rushcliffe please email LLWiR@nottshc.nhs.uk or call 07909 890699.