X-Forces is pleased to announce that it is to be an expert partner in the new Veterans’ Gateway service. The Gateway promises to be the first point of contact for veterans and their families seeking support. Funded by The Armed Forces Covenant, this is the first time a group of this kind has come together formally to deliver a service to help the Armed Forces community. X-Forces provides support to the Armed Forces community to gain enterprise skills and start their own businesses.
Independent research commissioned by Veterans’ Gateway shows the military charity sector currently leaves two thirds (64 per cent) of veterans “confused”, while one fifth (20 per cent) of veterans have been referred to between 3 and 10 charities before eventually finding appropriate support. Veterans’ Gateway aims to make this referral process easier by assessing veterans’ needs at the first point of contact and connecting people with the right help when they need it, wherever they are.
The Gateway comprises a network of over 30 expert partners, coming from across the military and non-military not-for-profit sector.
We are delighted to have partnered with Veterans’ Gateway. It is essential that our veterans and their families access the support they need as easily and timely as possible, to give them the best chance to succeed. We look forward to supporting members of the Armed Forces community that come to us from the Gateway to start their enterprise journey and working collaboratively in this way.
Ren Kapur, X-Forces CEO
How you can access Veterans’ Gateway
Veterans’ Gateway is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and many of its advisors are veterans themselves. To access the service you can:
Veterans’ Gateway user, Craig, said:
“When I was told I was leaving, I was given six weeks to find a job and after being in the Army so long. It was a shock to the system. I didn’t know what I could do or what I wanted to do, or where I could turn for advice. A service like Veterans’ Gateway would have been hugely helpful because I had no idea how to find out what support was available to me. I will definitely use it because I’m still struggling financially, just getting used to being paid weekly is a challenge and trying to balance the bills, and I’m still looking for a job that suits my skills.”