New support arrangement between Forces Support and Stoll announced

Posted August 20, 2020
New support arrangement between Forces Support and Stoll announced
Press Release

Stoll says thank you to Forces Support for the £230,000 funding grant for internal and external projects across Stoll sites

We are delighted to announce that Forces Support, a leading Bereavement & Veterans support charity, have entered into a new support arrangement with the UK’s leading Veterans Housing charity, Stoll Housing.

Stoll is the largest provider of supported housing to vulnerable Veterans in the country. Stoll provide affordable, high-quality housing and support services to enable vulnerable and disabled veterans to lead fulfilling, independent lives. We have been providing housing and support services to vulnerable Veterans since 1916. The organisation has 300 affordable homes for vulnerable Veterans to rent. We currently operate four schemes in West London and opened an award winning scheme in the garrison town of Aldershot in 2018.

Veterans’ Nomination Scheme

Stoll arranges accommodation for people leaving the Armed Forces and Veterans. We work with housing associations and local authorities across the country to find appropriate accommodation, we have housed nearly 600 Veterans through this project.

Forces Support has awarded Stoll with a grant of £230,000, which will be used to work on internal and external projects during 2020 and 2021. Internally, Stoll housing will benefit from the fitting of new fire doors and upgrade kitchens as well as updating and repairing balconies. Externally, the grant will enable Stoll to decorate communal areas and repoint and render the Chelsea block at Stoll Mansions, update communal toilet facilities Chiswick War Memorial Homes will benefit with replacement of balcony roof lining & balcony repairs and restraining works.

Forces Support

Forces Support is a bereavement and Veterans’ charity and the aims of the Charity are, firstly, to provide the relief and support of families of service personnel killed on active service and, secondly, the relief of former service personnel and their families who are in need through financial hardship.

Their activities include:

•       Improving the lives of the bereaved – The charity provides practical home and garden maintenance services and remembrance and play areas, easing the burden on bereaved families. We also provide remembrance benches and treasured memory books which bring a long-term emotional benefit to the families we support.

•       Improving the supply of housing for service Veterans – In association with Stoll Housing we hope to play an active role in supplying funding to assist with housing for Veterans and encouraging other housing suppliers (e.g. housing associations) to do the same, thus addressing problems of homelessness, financial disadvantage and poor mental and physical health amongst Veterans.

Carol Reynolds, Chief Executive of Trustees of Forces Support, said: “Forces Support is delighted to be going into partnership with Stoll Housing and we look forward to funding more projects in the future.”

Richard Gammage, Stoll’s new Chief Executive, said “We are enormously grateful to Forces Support for its incredible generosity in supporting the work Stoll does to provide supported housing to vulnerable Veterans. Such partnerships are vital to the Veteran community and will enable improved services to those Stoll directly supports. Our beneficiaries are immensely grateful, as are the trustees and staff of Stoll.”