Gas Gas Gas cos this stinks

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Jason Rathbone, Aug 13, 2012.

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  1. When a bunch of rank and file ex squaddies from many different regts and arms of service get together this is what you get below is our three main results and efforts over the years, I might have been the gobbiest one but many have been involved,theres no ego or agenda here just the want to do right for the lads, we're all volunteers and the most payment many have had out of it is a massive headache,money simply does not come into it for us lot,just Honour.
    I'm sorry to say we are are now facing the biggest challenge of the last six years as in the last six months we have had our housing project ripped from under us, and now the work with Veterans homelessness and Mental Health is facing the same pressure's,
    some Have seen a massive opputunity to take advantage of a bunch of no hoping ex-military personal for there own gains , and where we looked for our peers to help we have found they are the ones who are now taking the greatest advantage, We need support and a voice to say this is not right,

    Jason Rathbone,
    Joint Forces Alliance,
    Community House, 36 Wood st,
    NOTTS. NG18 1QA

    title:Specialist Veterans and families mental health pathway

    Dear Mr Rathbone,

    Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase 2012 Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield 11th October 2012.
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    The Mansfield Veterans Charter is a unique commitment by service providers in the Mansfield district to recognise war veterans may have issues that can impact on their well-being and affect their adjustment to civilian life

    The Veterans Charter was launched in June 2009 to co-incide with National Armed Forces Week and since then has helped support many ex-service personnel in a variety of ways.

    Access to social housing when leaving the forces, retraining for employment and support groups for servicemen and women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are just a few of the issues specific to veterans which the Charter addresses through better joined-up working between agencies.

    Partner organisations who have signed up to the Charter include Mansfield District Council, Jobcentre Plus, NHS Nottinghamshire, Notts Police, Royal British Legion, National Gulf Veterans and Families Association and Mansfield Council for Voluntary Services.

    Gulf War veteran Jason Rathbone, a Mansfield resident, is a long-time campaigner for veterans rights. It was he who first approached Mansfield District Council's Executive Mayor, Tony Egginton to discuss the possibility of a Charter in the Mansfield district.
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    35. Pleasley Hill regeneration

    Location: Mansfield
    Client: Mansfield District Council
    Total homes: c154
    Affordable: 30
    Timescale: July 2012 to July 2015
    Cost: TBC

    The boarded-up terraced homes of Pleasley Hill have been the first sight of Mansfield for many driving into the town from the north. The homes, built for workers from Pleasley Colliery, have suffered from low demand for years. Now the area is to be redeveloped and the demolition of many of the properties has already begun. Some properties in the regeneration area will be taken over by the TREES Group, a project with veteran’s charity Joint Forces Alliance which will retrain ex-soldiers in construction. These homes will house ex-forces personnel and homeless people. The council has chosen Westbury Partnerships for the new build homes and is currently negotiating the contract before planning is sought. If all goes to plan, show homes could be ready by next autumn.

    we live in the hope that someone still gives a shit about honour over than money,.and when i say our Peers I mean TRBL. they are acting so shamelessly many in our local branch who we have worked with for 4 yrs are resigning there membership over this hostile takeover, its disgusting that rather than support us they have spotted an opputunity to simply just take over all our hard work . corporation or charity ? definatley not standing shoulder to shoulder with Veterans more like bending us over to be shafted we are stunned and its been head in hands trying to get our heads around this one, and it feels rubbish posting this but we are not a national charity like them and are almost defenceless against this attack on honour . for gods sake help