Supporting those who serve our country
The Duke of Cambridge has strong connections to the Service Community as a result of several years in the British Army, the Royal Air Force and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Their Royal Highnesses have seen and experienced how members of the Armed Forces and First Responders put themselves in unique, challenging and sometimes dangerous situations in order to protect and serve the people of this country. The Royal Foundation is working to raise awareness of key issues that Service personnel, veterans, First Responders and their families face, and are working with key stakeholders across a range of programmes focusing on the mental health of our service community, those injured in service and those transitioning into civilian employment.
The military is an amazing place for individuals to build experience in leadership, teamwork and resourcefulness. However, transitioning to the civilian working environment can be a tumultuous period and we support a range of programmes to assist service leavers and veterans to land well in the next stage of their lives.
Our Step Into Health programme aims to assist those transitioning from military to employment within the NHS by providing insight, experience and advice on how best to utilise the skills honed during a period of service. The NHS benefits from improved access to service leavers who are looking at the next stage in their working life.
Throughout 2019, The Royal Foundation is working to support the development of further programmes into specific industries.