“I just want to say a huge thank you to battle buddy UK they have saved my life literally. six weeks ago, I got in touch with Battle Buddy UK the very same day Simon from Battle Buddy UK came to visit me picked me up took me for breakfast.
We sat and had a chat about my situation, I was living on the streets I have been with the NHS and the MoD for over 4 years with little to no support,
Within 3 hours Simon had spoken with Rifles HQ and had me in an hotel for two nights while Simon sorted out other accommodations for me. Simon proceeded to talk with the council and got me accommodation, Simon managed to get me into a full time hotel, He completed all the paperwork for me took calls for me drove me to meetings he had set up spoke and got me referred to TILS (TRANSITION INTERVENTION LIAISON SERVICES) we started bidding for properties from the council.
Every single day Simon Called to make sure that I was okay.
If I needed anything. He jumped in his car and came straight down, He took me to a meeting that he had planned for me, spoke with other agencies who he had contacted, and without his help I do not think I would be here to this day
The success of my Story is with the help and support from Simon and Battle Buddy UK I now have a car, a property, A £30,000 a year job that starts at tomorrow, But most of all he gave me my life back that I had given up on.
I spoke to Simon yesterday to express my complete gratitude to him and his team at Battle Buddy UK. I truly owe them everything.
The Main point for me sending this message is that Battle BUDDY UK can show you that
Veterans Helping Veterans and Rapid response saves life.
I have been to nearly all the major Veterans Charities and like most reading this i too got turned away. Thank god Battle Buddy is out there.
One thing that shocked me Is None of the Team at Battle Buddy UK gets paid, Simon uses his Pensions to support veterans it just goes to show that with just a little bit of personal time and a little bit of petrol money and a huge heart he’s doing things that paid organisations can’t do. I never met a more selfless man who cares only for veterans.
I can only imagine how many veterans that he could prevent from been homeless and committing suicide, With the rapid response attitude that he prides Battle Buddy UK on,
I just hope that the government do finally start to see that Battle Buddy UK is an organisation that is there for veterans Well-being and not to pay the ridiculous executive wages other CEOs demand.
I hope and pray that Johnny Mercer who Is supposed to be the veterans minister reads this.
This was a quote that Simon said to me……
I will continue to help veterans for the rest of my life with or without the governments help….
Thank you for saving my life Battle Buddy UK.”
Name withheld for personal privacy.