Charity Welcomes Welsh Government Funding Talks

Care After Combat regional manager for South and West Wales Rob Nicholls (left) and Dai Williams Mentor liasion officer with Care After Combat.

Care After Combat works to stop ex-servicemen and women in prison from re-offending

A charity which helps ex-servicemen and women in prison says it's hopeful that the Welsh Government WILL be open to talks on future funding.

Care After Combat was set up to help stop former veterans re-offending when they leave prison.

The charity's mission is to support veterans with alcohol and substance misuse problems and reduce their numbers re-offending in the criminal justice system.

Chief executive Jim Davidson said: "All of us are proud of our service men and women. We have the best armed forces in the world. Not the biggest but have you ever seen a diamond as big as a brick?

"We must now show that we are the best supporters of our forces in the world as well.

"Our troops have fought a succession of battles over the last 50 years. Some veterans are still fighting those battles. We hope to get them feeling better, and ready to continue with their lives.

"Not all service men are traumatised, far from it. Business leaders are united in the opinion that the ex service person is top of their recruitment list. The training and discipline that they have is second to none. They simply are the best.

"Some, however, need a little help with the transition from military life to a strange world of civilians!

"Care after Combat helps these people along the way.

"Care after Combat deals with ALL veterans and ALL their problems. If we cant fix it we know a man who can.

"Our team of trustees and advisors are here for our veterans 24/7."

Rob Nicholls is the charity's regional manager for South and West Wales. He spoke to Claire Pearson:



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