Home Straight

Home Straight helps secure positive employment outcomes for unemployed veterans.

Home Straight Employment Advisors are embedded in veteran supported accommodation residences or with NHS regional veteran mental health teams. Helping unemployed veterans on the ‘Home Straight’ to finding employment and rebuilding their lives. Advisors work with people to build confidence, organise work placements, source funding for any required training and ultimately assist in gaining sustainable employment.

Our Advisors are located in homeless residences across the UK in Bristol, Glasgow and Dundee, Edinburgh, Catterick, Aldershot, Manchester and London.

We are also working in partnership with the Veterans Mental Health Network (TILS) in three locations; the West Midlands, the North West and the East of England, to offer Individual Placement and Support (IPS) support to assist armed forces veterans with mental health needs back into employment. We offer bespoke support in finding the right job for each person and support in the job for as long as is needed to both the veteran and the employer.

Over 600 individuals received employment support through Home Straight in 2017; which brings the total supported to over 1000 since the programme began in 2014. During the year, 165 ex-servicemen and women were supported into paid employment and over 100 more were supported to another positive outcome, such as a work placement, volunteering placement or apprenticeship.

"Walking With The wounded has helped and supported me in getting back into work. It is great to see a charity that is out there to help us." - Duncan

"WWTW are doing a terrific job in helping veterans back in to employment. Having a job I enjoy and look forward to going to certainly helped me get my life back in order." - Karl

To find out more about our other programmes click here.