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Royal British Legion Project

The Royal British Legion is launching a new project in London aimed at supporting carers in the Armed Forces community through monthly face-to-face and virtual social groups.

 

Recent research conducted by the Royal British Legion has revealed a troubling situation for many carers in the Armed Forces community; unpaid carers within the military community are receiving half as much support as carers in the civilian population.

 

But now, for the first time in London, a face-to-face social group will meet at The Imperial War Museum, 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA on Friday 13 May 2022 at 2 p.m.    The group sessions are led by a Support Group Facilitator volunteer and the group will continue to meet monthly on the SECOND Friday of every month.   The sessions are to be held in the Clore Learning Suite at The Imperial War Museum will last approximately 90 minutes, although participants are free to leave at any time.  Refreshments are free.   Parking is restricted, but travel information is available for any participant interested in attending the group session.

 

By connecting carers in the Armed Forces community with their shared memories and experiences, the Network for Carers social groups will support people to develop friendships, interests and engage more with their communities.

 

Carers in the Armed Forces community are recognised as being a hard-to-reach population and we would like to ask for your support in raising awareness of Network for Carers in London, so we can reach as many carers as possible.

Any assistance you can give to help us reach carers in the Armed Forces community within the London Borough of Lambeth, would be greatly appreciated. If you could share details on either on your website and/or social media or even your contacts, that would really help.

 

Please see attached information on Network for Carers, a press release and some examples for social media posts.  Please can I also request that you consider adding the Network for Carers group at The Imperial War Museum on Friday 13 May 2022 at 2 p.m. to your website as a listing if possible.

 

If you are aware of any carers within the Armed Forces community that are struggling to look after a loved one or may benefit from having a wider support network of those in a similar situation, please feel free to share the attached registration form and welcome guide with them, or alternatively, if they would like to contact us directly, they can get in touch with us via:

 

Email: networkforcarers@britishlegion.org.uk

Telephone: 0808 802 8080

Website: www.rbl.org.uk/networkforcarers/

 

or they can contact me directly at smurphy@britishlegion.org.uk

 

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Network for Carers, please Sue Murphy to arrange a call to discuss our programme of support for carers in more detail.

 

The RBL will also be launching Network for Carers in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (venue will be the Royal Hospital Chelsea) and London Borough of Tower Hamlets (venue will be Tower Hamlets Carers Centre).   If you would like to be notified when these launch, please contact me.

 

Kind regards,

 

Sue Murphy

Support Group Administrator Volunteer

 

E Smurphy@britishlegion.org.uk

 

Royal British Legion, Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA

 

rbl.org.uk

Network for Carers Press Release 2021
RBL Welcome Guide
Participant Registration Form
Suggested social media posts

 

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