Stoll recommit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant
The Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CVO CBE, has visited Stoll to meet beneficiaries of the charity. He had a tour of Stoll’s Fulham site which is home to over 150 Veterans and the centre of a large number of charities offering services to Veterans. General Nugee was at Stoll to witness the charity recommit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. The Armed Forces Covenant is an enduring agreement between the people of the United Kingdom, Her Majesty’s Government and all those who Serve or have Served in the Armed Forces.
General Nugee said: “I am pleased that Stoll has signed the Covenant and is fulfilling its commitment to the Armed Forces Community by providing homes and additional support to Veterans. Whilst the vast majority of our brave men and women transition well into civilian life when they leave the Armed Forces, Stoll works hard to support those who need the most help.”
Ed Tytherleigh, Chief Executive at Stoll, said: “It is a great honour to welcome The Chief of Defence People to Stoll and to mark our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. At Stoll we provide Veterans in the greatest need with an affordable home to rent. Our additional support services have been helping people lead fulfilling independent lives for 100 years.”
During the visit to Stoll, General Nugee met a number of Veterans who were homeless and now have a home at Stoll. He saw at first hand how the organisation is committed to the requirements of the Armed Forces Covenant. Stoll has provided housing and support to vulnerable and disabled Veterans for 100 years, staying true to its mission. Stoll provides tailored support to meet the individual needs of Veterans from employment and life skills to domiciliary support to enable Veterans to remain in their own home. A number of Stoll staff are also members of the Reserve Forces and Stoll accommodates their training and deployment wherever possible.