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The Military Injury Claims Team were proud to support the Army Families Federation (AFF) Big Debate in October 2014 - a conference exploring work and vocation for military families and veterans.

The event, held at the Institute of Education in London, was very well attended by delegates and well supported with local and national businesses, charities and advocacy services. Our team were delighted to sponsor the AFF’s Community Award 2014, which was presented in recognition of the Armed Forces dependants business start-up programme: ‘Supporting the Unsung Hero.’

The unique 10-month programme was introduced last year, and has been increasingly popular with around 170 spouses and dependants utilising the scheme.

The scheme is free and open to families of veterans, reservists and those serving in the Armed Forces.

The award was presented at the conference by AFF Chair of Trustees Caroline Buchanan, and received by the University’s Armed Forces Co-ordinator, Lianne Bradbury, an army veteran herself.

Lianne stated: “We were absolutely delighted and honoured to be the recipient of the AFF Community Award for our work in delivering a programme that helps service families set up their own business. This award is particularly important to the University as the AFF is the voice of Army families and therefore represents the programmes success in meeting a real need within the forces community.”

Ruth Moore, Senior Welfare Advisor said: “We are really pleased to sponsor the Community Award. The University of Wolverhampton are worthy winners – their work is outstanding and it’s a great opportunity for many Army families.”

Following the success of the AFF conference, the team look forward to supporting the next conference which will explore issues around building resilience.

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