Swansea Veterans’ Hub (SVH) is a Community Interest Company (CIC), a not-for-profit organisation and everything we do is on an unpaid voluntary basis. The Hub operates in partnership with several local organisations to provide mental health and wellbeing support and signposting for veterans and their families.
With the support of Ospreys in the Community and Swansea City AFC Foundation, SVH has the use of a room at St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground SA2 0AR. We are open every Tuesday 10 am to 1pm and every Saturday 10 am to 12 midday where all veterans and their families can come together in a safe environment.
We offer support for financial difficulties (including PIP and DWP issues), employment, housing, health and wellbeing issues and the cost-of-living crisis. Our volunteers are all fully trained in mental health, first aid and safeguarding, we have full governance and are members of Association of Service Drop-in Centres (ASDIC). In addition, we are a registered Safe, Warm Space with Swansea Council.
We are incredibly fortunate to have 24/7 access to our Jack’s Retreat, where veterans and their families or those who are serving/reservists can access wild camping, woodland walks, bush crafting, stargazing and other family orientated activities.
SVH helps raise awareness amongst organisations and the public to highlight the problems affecting veterans with mental health issues and how they can help. Demand for our services has grown significantly and we continue to extend our range of support networks available for our veterans and their families to help them with any difficulties they may encounter from the transition from military to civilian life and beyond.
SVH fully embrace and are signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant to help ensure that those who serve or have served in the armed forces and their families are all treated fairly. We are one of the few places in Swansea to offer face-to-face interactions for both veterans and their families.