What We Do

The Armed Forces Community is very special, our people have put themselves in harm’s way in conflicts from time immemorial to the current operations going on around the world today. Most of us return to civilian life with our lives enriched and all the better for our experiences, unfortunately some spiral into a variety of situations that leave them needing help.

We don’t ask for special favours as a group, just equal opportunities as other members of the community so as not to be disadvantaged due to our military service whenever and wherever we might have served our Country.

Here at Rotherham MCVC we provide two key services to help our veterans during their return to civilian life.

Comradeship

Comradeship is a vital aspect that can help to make a positive difference to the wellbeing of our veterans. We run weekly and fortnightly meetings where the veterans of Rotherham and its surrounding areas can get together to share their stories and discuss aspects of their day to day lives.

Our weekly ‘Drop In’ meetings are currently held on Fridays at Silverwood Miners’ Welfare & Resource Centre, Rotherham between 10:00am and 12:00 noon and our fortnightly ‘Breakfast Club’ meetings are held on alternate Saturday’s at The Toby Carvery (across from ASDA at the Mushroom Roundabout) between 10:00am and 12:00 noon.  We welcome all serving and ex-service military personnel and would be delighted to see you there.

Silverwood Miners Welfare & Resource Centre                                  The Toby Carvery
Doncaster Raod                                                                                              Eastwood Trading Estate
Rotherham                                                                                                       Sycamore Road
S65 3ET                                                                                                             Rotherham, S65 1EN

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Advice & Support

For those returning to civilian life, the day to day tasks that most of us would take for granted can be a challenge. Roles within the armed forces can be very specialised and many veterans leave without much knowledge of the outside world.

To combat this, our members and volunteers are on hand to provide advice and support on a wide range of issues including but not limited to the following:

  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Benefits