RMS and Durham County Councillor’s bid to support veterans

The transition from military to civilian life can be mentally and emotionally challenging. It’s a pivotal moment for veterans. After years of structured routines, camaraderie, and a clear sense of purpose in the military, returning to civilian life can feel like stepping into the unknown.

Gaining employment and establishing a routine can play a crucial role in helping veterans establish a positive direction and stability during this transition.

RMS’ Dionne Kingsley had the pleasure of meeting with Councillor Robert Potts, Durham County Councillor for Evenwood, in his capacity as Armed Forces Veterans Champion for Durham County Council. Rob is also the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Durham & Darlington.

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Today’s meeting on World Mental Health Day was to discuss collaborative working and raise the awareness in supporting serving personnel and veterans in finding employment and signposting them to the correct support networks.

Finding meaningful employment can provide veterans with a renewed sense of purpose. Employment not only offers financial stability but also gives individuals a reason to get up in the morning, interact with others, and contribute to society.

Councillor Potts said: “Building partnerships with employers like RMS who understand the benefits of hiring veterans is vital. They appreciate the strong work ethic, leadership abilities, and adaptability military personnel have to offer. As the Armed Forces Veterans Champion for Durham County Council, I also work closely with the Royal British Legion and SSAFA to support the local Armed Forces Community. I am keen to hear from those within that community that may require assistance from Durham County Council.”