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REMINISCE/RESTPITE

The Bridge for Heroes reminiscing sessions have been central to many of our beneficiary’s recovery. Formal and informal sessions have been held on a regular basis each week. Richard Appleby takes time out from his job bi-monthly to share some of his collection of military artefacts which always instigate memories and talk of how things were for many of our veteran’s

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HOMELESS SUPPORT

This is the organisations response to all issues relating to those armed forces veterans who are Wounded, Injured and Sick who are either imminently or immediately homeless.  

homeless
ONE TO ONE SESSION

Our main work concentrates on supporting those clients who require respite, rest and recuperation to improve their mental wellbeing, and to re-adjust into civilian life. The Bridge for Heroes supports beneficiaries with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness and feelings of failure or guilt, and PTSD.  These are carried out through one to one sessions and a full evaluation of the client’s needs.

The Charity uses a holistic approach, offering in-house therapy sessions, activities, and supporting clients through life changes.  The success of this approach can be evidenced by the comments of one of our beneficiaries, who took part in cooking activities: “While busy baking I felt I could join in conversations with other cooks.  After a few sessions I began opening up about things that were bothering me.  It felt safe with no pressure to begin, continue or end a conversation.  If I wanted to stop talking, or gather my thoughts, I could easily be distracted with what needed to be cooked, or wash up!” 

MickLenny
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HEALTHY LIVING SESSIONS

The project provides 2 half day cookery workshops focusing on cooking healthy options, meals on a budget and learning new skills in storing and reheating different food types. A fundamentally important experience of sharing food with fellow comrades. Also this encompasses the monthly Veterans Breakfasts.

 

 

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Welfare Support

The charities main facility offers a broad range of Welfare support including Loneliness, Social Isolation, Homeless issues, Sucidal prevention, Suppport to manage finances and any other welfare issues as they arise.

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SOCIAL EVENTS

The Bridge Centre has been used for a number of social events including BBQ’s, centenary days and Oktoberfest. These events enable beneficiaries, volunteers and staff to relax, reminisce and share stories with like-mind people in the safe haven of the Bridge centre. 

Other social events have included bowling, cinema visits and attending shows at the King’s Lynn corn exchange including music acts and the Christmas pantomime.

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IT Support

The charities main facility offers a broad range of support including and IT challenges you might have. We have professionsal we can call on to if we need specialist knowledge. From helping to get on the internet to finding the right laptop, you can count on us for support.

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REMINISCE/RESTPITE

The Bridge for Heroes reminiscing sessions have been central to many of our beneficiary’s recovery. Formal and informal sessions have been held on a regular basis each week. Richard Appleby takes time out from his job bi-monthly to share some of his collection of military artefacts which always instigate memories and talk of how things were for many of our veteran’s

BFH web whatwedo
HOMELESS SUPPORT

This is the organisations response to all issues relating to those armed forces veterans who are Wounded, Injured and Sick who are either imminently or immediately homeless.  

homeless
ONE TO ONE SESSION

Our main work concentrates on supporting those clients who require respite, rest and recuperation to improve their mental wellbeing, and to re-adjust into civilian life. The Bridge for Heroes supports beneficiaries with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness and feelings of failure or guilt, and PTSD.  These are carried out through one to one sessions and a full evaluation of the client’s needs.

The Charity uses a holistic approach, offering in-house therapy sessions, activities, and supporting clients through life changes.  The success of this approach can be evidenced by the comments of one of our beneficiaries, who took part in cooking activities: “While busy baking I felt I could join in conversations with other cooks.  After a few sessions I began opening up about things that were bothering me.  It felt safe with no pressure to begin, continue or end a conversation.  If I wanted to stop talking, or gather my thoughts, I could easily be distracted with what needed to be cooked, or wash up!” 

MickLenny
Eating
HEALTHY LIVING SESSIONS

The project provides 2 half day cookery workshops focusing on cooking healthy options, meals on a budget and learning new skills in storing and reheating different food types. A fundamentally important experience of sharing food with fellow comrades. Also this encompasses the monthly Veterans Breakfasts.

 

 

Group laughing
Welfare Support

The charities main facility offers a broad range of Welfare support including Loneliness, Social Isolation, Homeless issues, Sucidal prevention, Suppport to manage finances and any other welfare issues as they arise.

DinnerNight
SOCIAL EVENTS

The Bridge Centre has been used for a number of social events including BBQ’s, centenary days and Oktoberfest. These events enable beneficiaries, volunteers and staff to relax, reminisce and share stories with like-mind people in the safe haven of the Bridge centre. 

Other social events have included bowling, cinema visits and attending shows at the King’s Lynn corn exchange including music acts and the Christmas pantomime.

Group laughing
IT Support

The charities main facility offers a broad range of support including and IT challenges you might have. We have professionsal we can call on to if we need specialist knowledge. From helping to get on the internet to finding the right laptop, you can count on us for support.

Latest Blog

  • Veterans Foundation supports The Bridge for Heroes We are very grateful to our supporter for grants to help us deliver services to our beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is how our founder, Major General David Shaw…
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  • 139 mile walk Riley (9) & Charlie (7) with encouragement and support from their parents Anthony & Suki, have set themselves a challenge whilst raising some money to support the Bridge for Heroes.They…
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  • Veteran’s Gruelling 100 Mile Ride Mark Howard set a challenge to ride 100 miles to raise money for The Bridge for Heroes to provide help and support to other veterans and their families. Mark relies…
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