The Brunswick Youth & Community Centre and Veterans in Sefton were recognised as part of the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. The scheme launched in 2014 by the Prime Minister to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. Employers pledge and demonstrate support to Defence and the Armed Forces community. This includes the Reserves, Service leavers, Armed Forces veterans, the wounded, injured and sick, Cadets, military spouses or partners and their families.
Both Brunswick Youth and Community Centre and Veterans in Sefton achieved the Silver Award recognising the work we do to tackle Service personnel issues and actively communicate our status as an Armed Forces friendly organisation.
Veterans in Sefton which is run by ex service personnel incorporates counselling and mentors who understand a veterans needs and issues, they provide a comprehensive information, advice and guidance service for all members of the Sefton Armed Forces Community
The Brunswick Youth and Community Centre which was founded by returning British prisoners of War from WWII supports the Veterans in Sefton project, hosting them in the Centre based in Marsh Lane Bootle as well as giving veterans the opportunity to volunteers in the youth club to break down barriers and pass on the skills and knowledge they have learnt during their service. The Brunswick also hosts the Bootle Detachment Merseyside Army Cadet Force.
Keith Lloyd Manager of the Brunswick Youth & Community Centre and Dave Smith Manager of Veterans in Sefton both express what an honour it was to be recognised for the work both organisation do supporting our military community.