Silver Award Winner!
Step Together Volunteering is delighted to have been recognised by the Armed Forces Covenant as a Silver Award winner of the Employee Recognition Scheme.
Having already secured a Bronze Award last year, it is wonderful to have our work with the Armed Forces Community recognised with this higher level of award.
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
Step Together Volunteering has been supporting Armed Forces service personnel and veterans who are wounded, injured or sick for over 10 years. We have a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Defence and work closely with the Armed Forces and statutory and voluntary organisations that support the Armed Forces Community.
We are incredibly proud that all of our staff working with service personnel and/or veterans have themselves served in the Armed Forces, and we value the lived experience they are able to bring to their roles. We also have one member of the team who is an active Reservist who is currently mobilised as part of the response to the pandemic.
Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty MP, said "I would like to thank all the organisations who have proven their support for the Defence community during such unprecedented and challenging times. The vast range of those recognised this year demonstrates how employing the Armed Forces community makes a truly positive and beneficial impact for all employers, regardless of size, sector or location."
We have a new logo and look. We are updating our website which will mean reduced functionality for a short while as the changes are made. Rest assured that we at Step Together Volunteering will continue to support our clients in our normal fashion.
We’re a charity that helps the most vulnerable people – people who can’t find help elsewhere. We never give up on our clients. We support them until they have the self-confidence and skills they need to look forward to a better, brighter future. And for many, that starts with volunteering.
We are committed to continuing support for our clients as effectively as we can in these difficult and uncertain times. We are monitoring government advice and keeping the wellbeing and safety of staff and clients as our main priority. We will post updates as the situation changes - simply click on the button above.
If any clients have concerns regarding the support on offer, please contact your usual Step Together point of contact, or our CEO, via the send us a message form on our contact us page. We remain here for all our clients and will continue to support you as best we can.
The Team at Step Together Volunteering
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