Offering veterans a Stepway to the future - The Worcester Observer

Offering veterans a Stepway to the future

Worcester Editorial 7th Dec, 2019   0

A NEW city charity which offers a helping hand to veterans adapting to civilian life has joined the Worcestershire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership.

Stepway offer a Civilian Skills Programme and drop-in centre which aims to bridge the gap, particularly those veterans who are struggling with adapting to ‘civvy street’.

The cause was founded by Dawn Turner and Bob Kundi and aims to support veterans on their path back into civilian life. Stepway is run by a team of specialised individuals passionate about helping veterans through this transition.

“Many veterans find adaption to civvy life problematic for a range of reasons. The most apparent reason is not knowing how civilian life works,” Mrs Turner said.

“Stepway is now here to support all veterans no matter their background to adapt into civvy life, by providing a seven-step civilian skills program.

“None of this of course would have been achieved without the support from the Armed Forces Covenant Partnership who have been with us every step of the way. We will continue to work together so we can deliver a more holistic package to the veteran community.”

Kate La Barre, Armed Forces Covenant Partnership Officer at Worcestershire County Council said: “Stepway offer a friendly and professional service to local veterans, particularly those who need practical and emotional support adapting to civilian life.

“Stepway are valued members of Worcestershire’s Armed Forces Covenant partnership which works to ensure fair access to those veterans most in need, through independence and dignity, fairness and respect, who have served their country.”

The drop-in centre, based at The Trinity will run every Thursday from 9.30am to 3pm from tomorrow and is free for veterans while self-referrals are welcomed.

Call 07539754457 or e-mail [email protected] or visit for more.

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