Phase One. Raising Awareness. Starting on 6 August, we are cycling around God’s Country, clockwise from Cardiff to Cardiff via Holyhead and as many towns and villages in between as we can. We shall stop and talk to as many stakeholders as we can: NHS clinicians, charity sector, veterans and serving elements. Please sign up to cycle or to support through our website or by email or by telephone. We would like to hear from you. The ride is a superb mix of coast and mountain and people can do as much or as little as they like.
Phase Two. Reporting. With the information gathered, in September at the Welsh Assembly, we will summarise the collective view of the strengths and weaknesses of our service to veterans in Wales and make recommendations to governments, authorities and the charity sector with the aim of reaching agreement on an action plan. This will build on previous Welsh Government research led by Rosemary Kennedy and supported by the major stakeholders.
Phase Three. Action. We will propose that all action to bring Wales to the standard elsewhere is afforded appropriate priority and is complete within 5 years. This is the important bit that will require funding. We need to identify/confirm where from!
Phase Four. Co-ordination. If necessary, WVP stands by to found a co-ordinating body.
So please get in touch with us through our office, our website or telephone and show your support with a click of a button. If you can join us on the cycle we would welcome you and look forward to riding with you. If you can support in other ways we shall be very grateful.
Our veterans in Wales deserve bespoke, rapid, holistic care whether they be young leavers or in later life. It is the least we can do.