Chris Stephens MP joined Help for Heroes this week in Parliament to congratulate Help for Heroes on their 15th anniversary and support the work they continue to deliver.
Every day, men and women have to leave their careers in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds; their lives changed forever. Since being founded in 2007, Help for Heroes has enabled wounded veterans to live secure and healthy lives with purpose.
They give them the strength to recover, by providing physical, psychological, financial and welfare support – when they need it and for as long as they need it.
At the reception, Chris Stephens MP discussed with Help for Heroes the importance of further support for the mental health of our veterans, as well as the need for further measures to support the rehabilitation of veterans who may have complex physical and mental injuries.
Chris Stephens MP looks forward to the opportunity to work with Help for Heroes to benefit veterans in Glasgow South West going forward.
Commenting on the anniversary, Chris Stephens MP said:
“I welcome the work that Help for Heroes has done over the last 15 years to make veterans’ lives better in the UK, and would encourage any veterans in Glasgow South West who need support to reach out to Help for Heroes.”
Speaking at the reception, James Needham, Interim CEO, said:
“When we began our mission in 2007, large numbers of people had returned from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, so veterans and their families’ needs were at the forefront of the public’s minds. Whilst the needs of our ex-service men and women have not diminished, these needs are perhaps less prevalent in people’s minds.”
“We at Help for Heroes continue to support veterans across the UK to provide them the support to live the best quality of life possible”.