The Veterans of The Foundation
The Veterans of the Foundation provide essential services and support to the Armed Forces community, including dependents in St Helens and its surrounding areas, along with all serving personnel, reservists, early service leavers, veterans, and their families.
We also have a Veterans of the Foundation Breakfast Café for veterans to socialise and grab a bite to eat.
They offer advice on employment-based and wellbeing opportunities to those who have served in the Armed Forces, including:
- Work experience placements.
- Volunteering opportunities.
- A mentor programme.
- Non-clinical wrap around support service for the Greater Manchester West NHS Trust and a drug and alcohol support service with Combat Stress.
- Structured training programmes.
They also offer outreach services by visiting ex service personnel who are socially excluded.
Last year, Saints Community Development Foundation wanted to give back to those less fortunate than us at Christmas. Toys and selection boxes were collected and distributed to those that need these items the most in our community. SCDF will be continuing this appeal for years to come whilst first team players visit Whiston Hospital
Homeless Outreach Engagement
On a monthly basis, Saints Community Development Foundation visit homeless members of our community. They deliver hot snacks, drinks and during the winter period, hats, gloves and scarves. The relationship between Foundation Staff and our homeless members of the community is very positive and we look forward to helping individuals less fortunate than us further in the future.
The Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and Bullying Project
This project was devised after figures demonstrated the growth of ASB in St Helens over the past five years. The programme delivers workshops tailored to specific age groups on anti-bullying and cyber bullying, as well as providing a Parent’s Awareness Programme, helping parents to spot signs of bullying in their children and helping them to make the right moves. Anti-Bullying posters were also created and delivered to Community Clubs up and down the country through the support of St Helens players.
Sepsis awareness / Guide dog appeal
SCDF launched this appeal to raise the awareness of Sepsis by partnering with Sepsis UK to spread the word. This project also aims to bridge the gaps for people in St Helens who need a guide dog to enable them to complete the everyday duties. This is led by our ambassador Stuart Lanham.
Crucial Crew Safety Awareness campaign
Delivered to 1500 children to the local issues and topics identified via consultation with St Helens Council.