The armed services have always offered a resettlement programme that addresses the practical changes. However, Future for Heroes goes a step further by helping the individual become independent. It does so by focusing on what the individual’s aspirations, ambitions and needs are, preparing them to adapt to life-changing situations and by helping them attain jobs and training. It gives them the confidence to release their qualities, strengths and experience to develop a second career or to effect a smooth transition to a new life.
The residential programme has a proven success rate. It engages service leavers to reflect on their experiences, skills and knowledge, to consider the options available to them in new and liberating ways and to focus on achieving sustainable change. The Future for Heroes programme focuses on recognising individual potential through building self-esteem and resilience in the face of major life changes.