Bolton and Bury Veterans Aid (BBVA) is a project being run by the Bolton Guild of Help (BGoH) throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Commencing on the 15 June it will finish at the end of November 2020.

The project is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and is entitled ‘Veterans Will Not be Forgotten’

Many of our veterans are finding the current situation very challenging and quite isolating.  Their reluctance to ask for help can exacerbate this. This project will make direct contact with veterans to identify any immediate and ongoing needs. By regularly checking in with each veteran we will be able to reduce social isolation, review and ensure that the support is effective.

As the lockdown is lifted some veterans will be able to venture out into the community but may still feel socially isolated.  The project aims to provide ongoing access to further support and access to engage in community social activities.  Whilst maintaining contact and ongoing support for those who must remain at home a while longer.