Guitars for Veterans delivers a structured professional guitar training program of 26 weeks of lessons and a free guitar on completing Grade 1 with Trinity College. By facilitating weekly groups, the support is there when its needed and members are supported to build their confidence, whilst developing their own support network. We assist those that served by seeking donations of used or new guitars, together with financial support for equipment and core costs.
The project provides ‘brave spaces’ within the community. Groups are run by volunteers who understand many of the issues faced by our Veterans. The project works closely with professionals to support issues raised by those attending. It also provides the veterans with an opportunity or chance to join others, to learn a new skill, and to get together with a purpose in a supported and safe environment.
Working in partnership with organisations such as Woody’s Lodge, Veterans Hubs, Boots on the Ground and Mental Health Matters – Wales, ensures that the Veterans attending the groups are signposted to services which can meet their individual needs when they need it.