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A warm Mancunian welcome to all my listeners. Presenting Season 7, Episode 7 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #GM #manchester #veterans #SocialImpact #NonProfit. Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/).


In the seventh episode, the Meet the Mancunian podcast interviews Joel Oxberry, Director, Walking with the Wounded about how supporting veterans. Joel shares how they empower veterans by reigniting their sense of purpose, enabling them to make a positive contribution to their communities and lead independent lives. They help veterans with employment, mental health, and wellbeing, and support care coordination.


Did you know?

·     There are 1.85 million UK veterans (approx. 3.8% of the total population aged 16 and over)

·     38% of veterans suffer from mental health concerns

·     32% of veterans are disabled

·     1/3 of veterans are aged 80 years and over


Key resource

Walking with the Wounded


Timestamps of key moments in the podcast episode and transcript

(01:23) Journey to supporting veterans

(02:56) Introducing Walking with the Wounded

(05:18) Challenges and evolution of services

(08:17) Impact and success stories

(11:47) Fundraising and getting involved

(19:15) Advice


Listen to the episode and read the transcript on www.meetthemancunian.co.uk

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