Who are Veterans in Crisis Sunderland?
Veterans in Crisis Sunderland (VICS) are a local organisation which aims to to do everything they can to get veterans in crisis back on their feet, however long it takes. They work to identify and support veterans who are homeless, have alcohol or drug dependencies, mental health issues or who suffer social isolation. They offer a variety of different services including:
- Dog therapy
- Walking club
- Social interaction
- Volunteering opportunities
- Mental health training with Impact North East
- Help with dyslexia from SID Project
- Training (in partnership with SR8 Safety Solutions, a training provider owned by Phil Brown, a veteran of the British army)
- And more.
For more information on the organisation and to keep up with what they are getting up to, please click here to visit their Facebook page.
Support over Christmas
VICS are going to be supporting veterans across Sunderland on Christmas Day by delivering Christmas dinners to their homes with a gift on the day. This is to thank veterans for their services and so that any anyone living in the City who may be spending the day alone can not only enjoy a cooked lunch but they can also spend some time with a volunteer.
There are still slots available for the Christmas lunch and gift delivery so if you, or someone you know, would like to take part in this opportunity please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or: 07398 916 590.