The Trust and the HCOCF are working together to provide support for ex soldiers who are transitioning into civilian life.
The Household Operational Casualties Fund works to provide financial or material support to ex and injured ex soldiers and their families, including families of those who have lost their lives on active service. They assist in rehabilitation for individuals and families, as well as reintegration back into the community through the provision of education, work placements and pastoral support.
Construction Youth Trust will be specifically involved in the reintegration of ex soldiers under 30 into civilian life by helping them find their own pathway into employment. The Trust will provide pre-apprenticeship training in construction skills, CV writing and application advice and broker work placements for those interested in working in construction which can progress to apprenticeships. As well as this, the Trust can provide further education advice and guidance for those looking to work in the professional built environment. Participants will have the opportunity to meet members of the industry, and take part in site visits and work placements.
Christine Townley, Executive Director of the Trust commented: “I am delighted to be working with the Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund. The Trust is committed to supporting ex soldiers to reintegrate back into civilian life and help them into their journey to work.”