RBLI's Step-in programme

Our Step-In Model

RBLI’s unique STEP-IN welfare model provides veterans and their families with structured, holistic support which is tailored to their individual needs. 

Support

Immediate and tailored support

 

Training

Learning and new skills, volunteering and employment

 

Evaluation

Regular reviews of progress

 

Personal

Bespoke plans for everyone we are supporting

 

Independent

Steps toward greater independence

 

Next Steps

Next steps towards achieving goals

 

A place to call home

RBLI’s Kent village provides a home to more than 300 veterans – each of whom is on their own STEP-IN journey to help them overcome a range of challenges on their way to independence.

Whether it’s support with housing, drug or alcohol dependency, financial issues or relationship breakdowns, RBLI’s STEP-IN programme, and the charity’s dedicated Welfare Team, will create a plan specifically to help with any immediate issues when you first join our village community. 

Living alongside fellow veterans, joining our village is the first step on your journey to independence in Civvy Street. 

 

 

Giving you the tools

Once you have moved onto our village and our dedicated Welfare Team have supported you with any immediate issues, we develop a unique STEP-IN plan designed specifically for you.

Guided by your own goals and aspirations, together we work with our partners across health care and mental health support providers, as well as help you directly with a range of skills including cooking, managing finances, fitness, IT skills and hobby activities.

Every step of the way, our dedicated Welfare Team provide you with the tools to improve your own life.

Your next steps in life

The primary objective of the STEP-IN programme is to to help you back towards full independence in civvy street.

Once you have completed your STEP-IN journey, our Welfare Team help you with your next steps in life. Whether that’s securing rewarding employment or finding your own home, the STEP-IN programme is designed to help you build a basis for a strong independent life. 

 

Apply now for a place on RBLI’s village

                                                               Please complete the application form below and check your eligibility with our online admission criteria

 

Application form   Admissions criteria

Meet our Step-in team

Head of Welfare, Steve parrott

Steve heads up the welfare team in delivering the RBLI bespoke veteran support programme STEP-IN and also the wider welfare support on and off the RBLI village.

Steve has spent a full career in the Parachute Regiment with his last role as the unit Welfare Officer where he managed all wounded, injured and sick personnel and their families through to recovery or on to a smooth transition to civilian life.

Welfare officer, malcolm sears

Malcolm joined RBLI in 2008 and as part of the Welfare Team has worked with Veterans and their Families on the Village, assisting with their day to day living and benefit entitlements.

As part of the Step-in Team working with Veterans to help with their transition and integration into a civilian lifestyle, employment, independence and housing.

Community Health & wellbeing officer, Maria Gallego

Maria has been working with the RBLI for 7 years and is one of the lead STEP-IN officers across the village.

Maria’s role sees her arranging Mental Health & Addiction support for vulnerable Veterans, fitness classes and intergenerational integration with local schools.

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