Ex-Military veterans are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-veterans, and are much more likely to experience homelessness, prison, or social exclusion. All these issues mean a much higher rate of depression and mental disorders. We offer this programme to support the well-being and re-integration of veterans living in our local community.
We offer a four-stage programme:
Services offered include:
As part of the programme, we also offer a choir, designed to use music and singing as therapeutic tools for veterans to re-integrate into the local community.
Funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and The Force Trust (and in partnership with The Poppy Factory) the programme aims to improve the health and mental well-being, skills, resilience, and prospects of disadvantaged veterans living in Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston. The programme is also designed to support the families and carers of veterans.
The programme will bring together a holistic set of services to meet the needs that veterans present, whilst referring them to other local services when appropriate.
The diagram below shows that we aim to cover a four-stage programme to support service users.
Any Ex-Military Veteran living in the Boroughs of Merton, Wandsworth, Richmond, Kingston, and Sutton, aged 18 years old or over.
We maintain an easy and straightforward referral process. While any professional can contact CDARS for a referral, anyone who feels at risk can call the service directly via:
Or you can speak directly to: