You’re Invited to Our VETERANS VOICES Event

VPPP Holiday Event Invite

THIS SEASON, WE’RE JOINING FORCES TO CELEBRATE AND UPLIFT OUR VETERAN COMMUNITY. The event will showcase meaningful projects run by partner organisations in the Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People programme across the South-East of England (VPPPSE), together with performances by three choirs from across the region, all of which have been created as a part […]

Veterans Outreach Support Quarterly Review: Q3 2023

Veterans Outreach Support Quarterly Review

We’ve had a fantastic summer and start to autumn here at Veterans Outreach Support. As we continue to grow our community of local Armed Forces and Merchant Navy veterans, spouses, partners and carers, we’d like to take some time to showcase all the things that made this past quarter so great. From well-reviewed wellbeing activities […]

Local Veterans Explore the Royal Navy’s Last Remaining WWII Era Submarine

Veterans Outreach Support visits HMS Alliance at submarine Museum in Gosport

At Veterans Outreach Support (VOS), our wellbeing activities can take you places you never thought you’d go! In October alone, our community has signed up to try a wide range of adventures including axe throwing, wrapping paper printing, alpaca walking, and this recent visit to a unique WWII era submarine. Our visit to the HMS […]

Local Veterans Paddle Around the Isle of Wight (Sort of!)

Veterans Outreach Support weelbeing trip for Portsmouth veterans on the PS Waverley touring Isle of Wight

By VOS Volunteer Kevin R. When they say ‘we run a tight ship’ it was never meant to mean a thousand people ensconced aboard a medium sized Loch Steamer, but that’s what the sunny weather brought to Portsmouth on a glorious Solent Saturday, The iconic PS Waverley was in port for its short south coast […]

Preserved Pensions: Claiming What You’ve Earned as an Armed Forces Veteran

Preserved Pensions Support for Veterans

It’s Pension Awareness Week! Did you know? Many veterans who served in the British military often don’t know about or claim their ‘preserved pensions.’ The good news is that for many, the preserved pension is claimable if they have qualifying service and it can be claimed when a veteran reaches a particular age. The bad […]

Merchant Navy Day: Fly the Red Ensign to Fight ‘Sea Blindness’

Merchant Navy Day with Veterans Outreach Support and 'Fly the Red Ensign'

Have you heard of ‘sea blindness‘? It’s a term that refers to the (all too common) lack of awareness about crucial contributions that maritime workers make to our everyday lives. The men and women of the British Merchant Navy and those of many other nations work all year round on the high seas, under many […]

Turning Pages, Changing Lives: The Bound by Veterans Workshop Experience

Recently 6 members of the Veterans Outreach Support community signed up to take part in one of our full-day wellbeing activities, a book binding workshop held by Bound by Veterans. Read on to learn how they got on, what Bound with Veterans is all about, and why book binding is a such a popular wellbeing […]

Painting Pottery to Unleash Creativity at Veterans Outreach Support!

Painting Pottery at ArtyPotz in Southsea, Portsmouth and Fired Arts Ceramics Studio in Ryde, Isle of Wight with Veterans Outreach Support

Did you know painting is proven to improve brain health and support emotional wellbeing? It is officially endorsed by the World Health Organisation as an effective means to a greater quality of life. Something as simple as painting pottery can give us a sense of accomplishment and tap into the healthy inner creativity we don’t […]

Listen Here: Veterans Outreach Support on ExpressFM Portsmouth

Veterans Outreach Support Portsmouth veterans charity on ExpressFM Radio

We’re very pleased to share a recent interview ExpressFM did with Veterans Outreach Support CEO Ian Millen here in Portsmouth. You can listen to the full interview in the video below.     Ian had the opportunity to tell ExpressFM listeners about what VOS does, and how it’s grown from a group of four motivated […]