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 hold the gold award in the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme.
For more information about the help and support available through LPT, you can contact us at LPTArmedForces@leicspart.nhs.uk
Op Community is a telephone line for the armed forces community (including veterans, reservists, serving personnel, families and the wider armed forces community) to offer support and guidance around navigating NHS services and advice regarding other services that can support with issues.
Call the support line on: 0116 225 6858.
The line is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, excluding public holidays.
Veteran’s Gateway is for any ex-service personnel and their families looking for advice or support – whatever they’re dealing with.
They provide the first point of contact to a network of military and non-military organisations to help individuals find exactly what they need, when they need it.
Veteran’s Gateway is open to individuals in the UK and overseas.
They cover seven key areas:
- Living independently
- Mental well-being
- Physical health
- Family and communities
Read more on Veteran’s Gateway here