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Supporting serving and ex-service personnel


In June 2017 LPT  signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant and across all our services, we are working hard to ensure veterans, reservists, military families and staff are supported by our services. 

The reality for some people is that they suffer in silence, unsure of what support is out there, and lacking someone to talk to who understands. 

LPT is committed to ensuring local veterans, reservists and military families living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are able to access support when they need it. We have an active network of armed forces champions across the Trust, many of whom have served in the armed forces or have loved ones continuing to serve, who are giving their time to raise awareness and develop ways that we can support local people. We currently hold a silver award in the Ministry of Defence's Employer Recognition Scheme. 

In August 2019 our Trust was awarded the Ministry of Defence employer recognition scheme's gold award in recognition of our support for the serving and ex-service personnel in the community and in our workforce.

Download the Armed Forces Covenant presentation

Veteran Aware status

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In June 2019 LPT became one of just two mental health trusts in the country given  formal 'Veteran Aware' accreditation by the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA), recognising our commitment to improving NHS care for serving and ex-service personnel and reservists. Read the media release 

Further information and support

If you want more information about the help and support available through LPT you can contact us at LPTArmedForces@leicspart.nhs.uk

You can find a range of information, advice and national resources about support for ex-service personnel and their families on NHS Choices

Remembrance Day tributes 2017

In November we pay tribute to serving and ex-military servicepeople by participating in a display at the National Memoral Arboretum. Below are video messages from key members of staff underlining the Trust's commitment to provide and signpost to the best support possible. 

 

Local Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs

Meet other veterans over breakfast in a relaxed, safe and social environment, at different locations across Leicestershire. There are no subs or fees, except paying for your own breakfast.

For a list of local Breakfast clubs please click here

View and download the latest ex-armed forces information leaflet here

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