Dean, a veteran who served 10 years in the Army, has been the project lead for our Veterans Maintenance Service for 12 months. The VMS support this who have served and are looking to enter the local labour market, access training and development opportunities or gain work experience so they can resettle in their chosen locality.

The VMS also provides a vital commercial and home maintenance service to undertake DIY, gardening, house clarences, removals and maintenance jobs for small business, vulnerable adults and those on a low income who can not afford to get vital work completed in their homes. It really is a lifeline for the elderly and disadvantaged in the Borough.

Dean developed his passion for supporting other people while receiving support for his own issues. 18 months ago Dean was in a very different space struggling with his own issues. We are so proud of him and the amazing journey he has been on to change his life and give back to his community. We Salute You Dean.