Ground Control are Supporting Walking With The Wounded
Ground Control is working with the nationally renowned Veterans charity “Walking With The Wounded” to create a tranquil outdoor space on the grounds of the newly established Veterans Bub in North Shields. By utilising our skills in designing wonderful outside spaces and as a way of supporting our amazing armed forces, we will be designing and installing a tranquillity garden for the veterans and staff based at the site. The tranquillity area will make the most of the limited outdoor space at the centre to create a usable space for the hubs staff, users and residents.
This hub is planned to receive its grand opening in support of vulnerable veterans Remembrance Day. Ground Control is a proud supporter of the Armed Forces Covenant and employees many veterans from various sectors of the Armed Forces. We are delighted to have been asked by Tommy Watson (Regional Operations Manager) to support this project. Jay Hicks, Ground Control’s National Operations Manager for Winter Maintenance and an armed forces veteran himself has taken the lead on the project for Ground Control.
Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded, a military charity for injured veterans in the UK supports a pathway for vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. At the heart of this journey is employment. Walking With The Wounded recognise the inherent skills of our armed service personnel and want to complement these qualities, as well as provide support to transfer their skills into the civilian workplace. They offer assistance through our programmes to those vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in sustaining their independence through new sustainable careers outside of the military. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System, areas which are too often ignored.
A Ground Control team will be on-site transforming the space over the next week. We will provide an update when works are completed. In the meantime, here are the photos of the site before we start, and our plan to transform the site.