Supporting Our Veterans

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Accommodation and Support

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Welcome to Launchpad

Launchpad provides accommodation and support to help veterans make a successful transition from military to civilian life.  In some cases, they need time to stabilise their lives before tackling training and job hunting but Launchpad offers the veterans that opportunity.

511+

veterans helped since 2013

90%

of residents who came to us are homeless

71%

of residents (Jan-Dec 2020) moved on successfully

42%

of residents moved on to secured employment (pre-pandemic figure)

* April 2021

Our Locations

We have two houses, one in Liverpool and one in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, each providing comfortable self-contained flats and communal facilities, including a social and training area, kitchen, IT suite, laundry and outdoor garden area.

 

Speke House in Liverpool comprises 48 self-contained flats while Avondale House in Byker includes 32 self-contained one-bedroom flats.

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Our Team

Our experienced staff work in partnership with a range of specialist providers to help residents with additional support to improve their wellbeing, to help them claim benefits, to tackle training and to help them to acquire jobs and subsequent accommodation.

 

Our aim is to help veterans secure employment and more permanent housing within two years so that they can live independently and contribute to society.

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Outcomes

“All of the staff at Avondale House have been amazing. I was not in a good place at one point but with the support and guidance of the staff at Avondale I am now positive about life and looking forward to what the future holds.”

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