Lifeline Calderdale

Lifeline launching new project to support military veterans

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Lifeline Project, with funding from the Armed Forces Covenant, are launching an exciting new project to support military veterans affected by alcohol use, and their families.

As part of the launch there will be an event held on Tuesday 8 November – 3pm to 6pm
At Orange Box, 1 Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1AF,

The money awarded by The Armed Forces Covenant has enabled MARCH (Military Achieving Recovery and Choosing Health) to be launched. MARCH is a specialist service working across Calderdale, Bradford and Rotherham aiming to reduce alcohol related harm and improve the employability, health and well-being and family relationships of veterans affected by alcohol and offending.

Part of this funding will provide specialist training to services working within the criminal justice system ensuring veterans with alcohol issues and involved in offending behaviour are identified and offered support at the earliest opportunity.

Working in partnership with other agencies, MARCH will offer Veterans a wide range of support including access to diversionary activities, one to one support and group programmes.

Volunteer role – Over 50’s alcohol champion

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More than a third of the UK population is over the age of 50 both nationally and in Calderdale. It is estimated that 1 in 5 older men and 1 in 10 older women are drinking enough to harm themselves.

Lifeline recognise that this group of the population have different needs as such and are delivering a project to specifically deliver key prevention messages across Calderdale, so that over 50’s become more informed to make choices about their alcohol consumption and are equipped to support their positive health and wellbeing in the future… volunteer today…