New Services for Armed Forces

The Royal British Legion is pleased to announce a partnership with Bassetlaw District Council, which will place an additional Legion presence in Worksop to support former Armed Forces personnel and their families.

This new service is part of nationwide changes undertaken by The Royal British Legion to make its Information, Advice and Support Services more readily available to our beneficiaries across the East Midlands Area. 

Bassetlaw District Council is one of a number of planned new outreach locations across the East Midlands which will offer a knowledgeable and dedicated support worker as a face-to-face point of contact for those in need of help and advice from the Armed Forces, past and present, and their families. 

As of Thursday 2nd February, the Legion service will be accessible at the Council Offices, Queen’s Buildings, Potter Street, between 10am and 12.30pm on the first Thursday of every month.

Linda Flecknell, The Royal British Legion Area Manager for East Midlands said:

“The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin - ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten.

“Inspired by those we support, our aim is to offer the breadth, depth and quality of service they deserve. We cannot do this on our own and welcome collaborative working within communities and a local footprint in the community across the East Midlands Area is vital.

“This latest partnership with Bassetlaw District Council in Worksop shows our commitment to making our Information, Advice and Support Services easily accessible to our beneficiaries across the area.”

The Legion spends £1.6 million a week, or £84 million a year to deliver the greatest benefit we can to our Armed Forces, past and present, and their families.

Cllr Kevin Dukes, Cabinet Member for Co-operatives and Corporate Service at Bassetlaw District Council, said:

“We are very excited by this initiative and look forward to welcoming the Royal British Legion each month to provide an extremely important and valuable service to the former Armed Services community in Bassetlaw.

“I have no doubt that the Legion’s increased presence will be of great benefit to individuals and families in our district.  The Council has a long association with the Royal British Legion and this initiative will only strengthen an already productive and successful partnership.”

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Published: Wednesday 25 January 2017