ExFor+ C.I.C. event at Houses of Parliament
On 22 February, ExFor+ C.I.C. will be officially launched in the Houses of Parliament. The organisation, supported by Prospects, was started by former Royal Marine and Prospects employee, Simon Adams to help wounded veterans returning to civilian life and employment.
Simon Adams, 34, a former Royal Marine Commando from Dorset was medically discharged from service in 2011, and uses his personal experience to support ex forces personnel who are experiencing difficulties transitioning from service to civilian life and employment.
The official launch takes place on 22 February at the Houses of Parliament with many influential guests including Rt Lt Gen Sir James Dutton KCB, CBE; Maj Gen Jonathan Hall CB, OBE, DL; Baroness Scott; the Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth; the all party parliamentary group chair for the Armed Forces Covenant, RT Hon Ruth Smeeth; and Prospects chief executive, Nick Bell and Shaw Trust Group chief executive, Roy O’Shaughnessy.
Nick Bell, comments: “Across a number of our adult employment and support contracts around the country Prospects works to support ex-service personnel, this is one of the reasons I was pleased to be able to support Simon with this worthwhile project. Serving in the forces gives you different life experiences and it can be challenging to readjust to civilian life, Simon’s work is invaluable to those he supports to help turn their lives around.”