This week is Armed Forces Week (19 – 25 June) and CWP, along with many other organisations across the country, are involved in a host of events to recognise and remember the valuable contributions that the Armed Forces community have made to the nation. The values that our Armed Forces personnel – past and present – contribute to our communities has made a positive impact to the work and recreational activities that many of them are involved in. Not only was the CWP Armed Forces Celebration Day our first event of this style, but the official launch of the CWP Armed Forces Community Network, created to offer support and information to both veterans and serving personnel.AFCelebration Day 19 June 23 (3).jpg

The event was very well attended, and allowed visitors to meet up, exchange their experiences and engage with a number of organisations who exhibited on the day. These included colleagues from NHS mental health teams, the Poppy Factory, Veterans in Mind, Op Courage Team, Talking Therapies, Wirral Ways to Recovery, University of Chester, together with Armed Forces representatives. Tim Welch CEO CWP attended the event and chatted with delegates and exhibitors to learn more about their organisations and the experiences of those who have returned to civilian life.

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Tim Welch, CWP chief executive said: “It was a privilege to attend the Celebration and a positive testament to how we at CWP, and our many partners, are working together to provide support to the Armed Forces community and we have a great basis on which to continue to build and grow for the future. I look forward to continuing to support the Armed Forces Community Network and their aspiration towards CWP being an exemplar provider of care and support.”

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“This inaugural Armed Forces Celebration is testament to CWP’s passion and commitment to those who have served.” explained Prof Bhairavi Sapre, Armed Forces clinical champion. “The Armed Forces Community Network is going from strength to strength, and it was wonderful to be able to network with our partners across the region to strength our relationships. I am optimistic for the future and building on our achievements. I see CWP being an exemplar of best practice in the care of our Armed Forces Community”