The sessions, held monthly at the City of Wolverhampton Council's Civic Centre, enable people to get information and guidance on any issue including housing, welfare benefits, finding work, setting up a business, finance, respite, recovery and care. Where the Royal British Legion can't help, they will signpost people to an agency that can.
As well as offering specialist advice, the Royal British Legion can also access a range of grants to support individuals financially.
The sessions, which are also open to members of the public who want to find out more about the Armed Forces, are held on the second Thursday of the month from 10am to 2pm, with this month's taking place next Thursday (13 December, 2018).
The sessions are part of Wolverhampton's commitment to the Armed Forces Community Covenant, a pledge of mutual support between the city and its Armed Forces community.
Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy and chair of the Wolverhampton Armed Forces Covenant Board, said: "We know from our work on the Armed Forces Community Covenant that members of the Armed Forces, reservists, veterans and their families face particular difficulties and this free service, provided by the Royal British Legion, is a practical way that they can get the help and support they need."
The Armed Forces Community Covenant calls on local people to support the Armed Forces community in the city, recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces over the years and encourage activities that help members of the Armed Forces to integrate into local life.
It also encourages members of the Armed Forces to help and support the wider community and promote understanding and awareness among the public of some of the issues faced by former members of the Armed Forces as they return to civilian life.
For more information about the Armed Forces Community Covenant, please visit Type=links;Linkid=10848;Title=Armed Forces support;Target=_blank;.
- released: Wednesday 5 December, 2018