Veterans’ Stories

Every veteran has a unique story. They explain why Launchpad exists and the support they get from Launchpad and other organisations. Please read the stories available below.

Read more about Craig’s Story

Craig’s Story

“If it hadn’t been for all the support services and staff at Avondale House...

Read more about Steven’s Story

Steven’s Story

“All of the staff at Avondale House have been amazing. I was not in...

Read more about Wayne’s Story

Wayne’s Story

“Launchpad saved me. They have provided me with a safe place I can call...

Read more about Joe’s Story

Joe’s Story

“We love it here at Launchpad because of the great atmosphere and staff. I...

Read more about Gary’s Story

Gary’s Story

“Some people struggle with the transition but places like Launchpad are a Godsend. What...

Read more about Ian’s Story

Ian’s Story

“During my time at Avondale, I have received the support and guidance to enable...

Read more about Will’s Story

Will’s Story

“If it wasn’t for Launchpad’s Speke House, I would have been struggling on the...

Read more about David’s Story

David’s Story

David joined the army in 1975 age 17. He was attached to the Corps...

Read more about Luke’s Story

Luke’s Story

Video – Luke is a resident at Speke House in Liverpool. Here, he talks...

Read more about Kevin’s Story

Kevin’s Story

“Launchpad saved me from sleeping on the streets.” Kevin was born in the British...

Read more about Lee’s Story

Lee’s Story

“Launchpad has saved me. It has given me a roof over my head –...

Read more about Stafford’s Story

Stafford’s Story

Stafford was born in Solihull and moved to Liverpool when he was four years...