Thursday, February 2, 2023

New Armed Forces Hub opens in North Lincolnshire

A brand new Armed Forces Hub has opened in North Lincolnshire, signposting the local Armed Forces community to support with health and wellbeing, housing, employment and skills.

Situated at 186 High Street, Scunthorpe, The North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Hub, which was funded by North Lincolnshire Council, will serve as a one stop shop for the Armed Forces community.

Open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10am to 3pm, the hub will provide a welcoming environment where people can meet others from the Armed Forces community.

Holly Mumby-Croft, MP for Scunthorpe, who officially opened the hub, said: “It is a pleasure and an honour to be opening the North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Hub. There is a need for a hub such as this that will support so many of the Armed Forces community, whether it’s with advice and guidance or simply as a place to meet and talk with other families within the Armed Forces community.

“I’d like to extend a big thank you to all those involved in developing this hub and to our council leader who I know is very passionate around this area and also express my gratitude for all those within the Armed Forces.”

The council now want to hear from current and former members to help shape the future design of what the hub can offer so it can develop and be tailored to deliver what is really needed.

Cllr Elaine Marper, Armed Forces Champion for North Lincolnshire Council, said: “I am a strong advocate for the Armed Forces community and want to ensure that they are recognised for their sacrifices and dedication.

“This hub isn’t just for veterans; it is for absolutely everyone within the Armed Forces community. We really hope that families and children will come and use this as a social space and a place to interact with others.

“How this hub continues to develop is in the hands of the families that use it, it’s a place for sharing, caring and helping.”

North Lincolnshire Council have signed the Armed Forces Covenant to show their commitment to the local Armed Forces community and have been awarded the Gold Award under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

The Armed Forces Covenant ensures that anyone who has served in HM Armed Forces is not disadvantaged for having done so.

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