Care and Wellbeing Fund
Why a Care and Wellbeing Project?
This project is to address shortfalls in the acquisition of living adaptations, care equipment and services between State provision and personal requirement enabling beneficiaries to establish a fully mobile, socially integrated lifestyle.
The Ministry of Defence commissioned “British Nuclear Test Veterans Health Needs Audit” by Miles and Green, published in 2011 showed a large number of nuclear veterans face a wide range of debilitating issues affecting both mobility and social integration. Surveys by the BNTVA have found that considerable health issues are found in excess of National level expectations across the entire nuclear community.
The BNTVA are regularly approached by other service organisations to see if they can assist persons in the nuclear community
With over 26% of this community suffering from serious health problems and congenital defects (many of which are outside the ‘norm’ addressed by state social and health provision) a significant provision gap exists.
How Will This Fund Work?
The NCCF will manage this fund to facilitate the Individual provision of items, adaptations, and services designed to ease suffering, enhance wellbeing and social inclusion that are not available from the public health service or social service provisions.
The provision will be subject to identified need screening within the nuclear survivor community.
If you are a UK-based member of the Nuclear Test Veterans Community and have any needs that may be addressed by this project use the contact form below or write to:
NCCF Care & Wellbeing. PO Box 8244, Castle Donington, DE74 2BY.
The Fund 2017 Onwards
The first year of this project will establish the fund and develop the protocols for identifying those in need and assessing what can be done to increase their wellbeing. There is a fund approaching £100,000 for the 2016/17 period and the NCCF will use the findings of this ‘pilot’ year to justify and develop a greatly expanded funding bid for the following years.
This will ensure the range, scope and positive impact of this project is maximised across the nuclear community.
Nigel, the son of a British Nuclear Test Veteran, led the BNTVA for six years during which time he managed the development of the charity into a successful campaigning organisation, which achieved recognition for Nuclear Veterans and obtained the budgetary provision from the Government. Being a partner in a Systems and Communications service provision business Nigel brings his organisational expertise and compassion for the Nuclear Community to this project.Nigel Heaps MBE