Shropshire Council

Armed Forces Outreach Support

The Armed Forces Outreach is designed to provide help and support to all military personnel, veterans and their families. Working with the service charities and organisations the outreach signposts and facilitates to ensure that current and former military personnel have access to the right support. We have also formed close links with a number of businesses, charities and organisations across Shropshire, many of whom have signed the Armed Forces Covenant to demonstrate their support.

A veteran is anyone who has served for one day and has a service number. This will be required to access support from the service charities. If the service number cannot be confirmed it can be traced but may take up to six weeks.

We hold several outreach events across the county, these currently include:

  • Palmers of Shrewsbury – First and third Monday of each month 10.00 - 13.00hrs
  • Wem Town Hall – Second Monday of every month 14.00 -16.00hrs
  • Mayfair Centre Church Stretton – Fourth Wednesday of every month 13.00 – 15.00hrs
  • RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital – Every Thursday 12.00 – 16.00hrs

New venues to follow.

PLEASE NOTE THESE EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19

At present, we are unsure when the Outreaches will resume at the above venues.  However, in the meantime, we will be holding virtual Q&A sessions online.  We have two planned for 5 and 19 August 2020 from 2pm till 3pm.  Links to the meetings can be obtained by emailing sarah.kerr@shropshire.gov.uk or visit our Facebook page for more information - Shropshire Armed Forces Covenant.

Once the Outreach events resume, a new forecast of events of events will be published

For all enquiries please contact:

Sarah.kerr@shropshire.gov.uk – 07990 085 656 / 01743 255 931

Take a look at our useful contact sheet

Our Guide on "Looking after your mental health during Covid-19" is also available for view.