WELCOME TO BANTER & BREW!
PULL UP A CHAIR AND FIND YOUR SENSE OF BELONGING
The first point of contact can be found at the BANTER & BREW.
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WHAT IS THE BANTER & BREW?
The Drop-in is for all Veterans, no matter your circumstance or background. It is a safe place for you to meet like-minded people who have walked the walk. It is a place to make new friends
A place where you can relax, pull up a chair and have a brew with your muckers. Somewhere you can have regular FREE refreshments throughout the day.
Buddies and Caseworkers on hand for advice, guidance and advocacy in all areas you may be finding problematic in civilian life
We work with a range of organisations and charities like: DWP, Job Centres, Housing, Food banks, debt and Military charities, to name but a few. Therefore, any worries or problems you may be having in civilian life, we can offer you advice and support. We can also offer an advocacy service. This means if you have an appointment but you may be feeling a little anxious about attending alone; your buddie will be able to accompany you until a time you feel comfortable to attend by yourself. We will be there every step of the way!
Free in-house support sessions available and referrals
We can all become overwhelmed, depressed or suffer anxiety. We are here to support you and more importantly, listen. We will conduct a needs/well-being assessment. Which is all confidential and we will not share your information to a 3rd party without your permission. Once this is completed and you have attended your first support session, we can advise you on your options. This may be a referral to the NHS Veterans’ Mental Health .If you are waiting for an appointment with TILS, we can offer you support sessions in the interim. Therefore, you will always have someone to talk to.
Many volunteers here to support you throughout your journey.
Lots of Organisations visiting including: DWP, Veterans mental health NHS, STEPWAY and Employment plus Salvation Army.