The work and programmes of Supporting Wounded Veterans is funded entirely by donations, sponsorship and contributions. We sincerely appreciate any donation that you might be able to give and you can give in a number of ways, from sponsoring individuals, events, or projects as well as donations.

Supporting Wounded Veterans

The Garden House
​Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road,
London. ​SW3 4SR

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No. 1149727

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No. 08258649

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OUR PROGRAMMES

PATHWAYS TO REBUILD

Since 2001 over 22,000 veterans have been medically discharged and many of them struggle to discover the path that could lead to stabilising and improving their physical and mental condition and so find routes to meaningful employment opportunities. Founded as Skiing with Heroes in 2012, we have since developed a needs-based, veteran-led comprehensive programme to assist the wounded.
 

As a veteran, civilian life can be a challenge. You could be assisted by Supporting Wounded Veterans in a number of ways.

SPORTS
​HABILITATION

Paralympic sport is a proven, potent medium for confidence-building.  Adaptive skiing enables the “disabled” to level with the “able” in a way that few other sports can.

MENTORING
​PROGRAMME

Veterans are offered individual mentoring support. Your mentor, may offer help with retraining, career change, setting up a business, or returning to employment. 

VETERANS NETWORK

Some of the injured Veterans who have been through our programmes have volunteered to join the SWV Regional Veteran Representative (RVR) Group, a support network for all SWV Veterans.

PAIN
​MANAGEMENT

We are funding the UK's first veteran-centred Pain Management Programme. Pain management is one of the biggest barriers to employment for many veterans.

ROUTES TO
​EMPLOYMENT

Since we started our Employment Programme we have successfully found meaningful employment and training for over 80% of the veterans that requested it.

VETERAN'S PERSONAL STORIES

Every pathway to recovery we build is an individual and personal journey.
Our veterans form a strong bond with Supporting Wounded Veterans and feel included, connected, developed and respected. Below are a few of their stories, in their own words.

JOHN T

“I STARTED THE YEAR WITH NO POSSIBILITIES AND ENDED THE YEAR WITH EVERYTHING BEING POSSIBLE”.

ANNA

"I REALISED THAT WHAT DISABLES ME IS ALSO THE VERY THING THAT ENABLES ME.” 

JOHN B

"I AM COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY BY THE SUPPORT AND HELP I HAVE RECEIVED."

MARTIN

"MY MENTOR HAS HELPED ME ENORMOUSLY OVER THE LAST 18 MONTHS"

DEL

“I STOPPED THINKING ABOUT THE NEGATIVES AND REALISED I COULD LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE.”

NICK

“IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE THERE ARE GREAT PEOPLE AT SWV AND THE PMP TO HELP YOU DO IT, BUT YOU HAVE TO WANT IT FOR YOURSELF.”