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Combat Veterans Help Cornish Find Work
8:00am 22nd January 2012
Former combat veterans suffering from post traumatic stress are helping people get a job in Cornwall.
They are working for Active First, offering support for over fifties.
Courses are being rolled out across the Duchy
It is after a pilot last year.
Director Tim Cocks calls it a confidence boost:
"What could tend to happen is that they stop applying. They start staying at home; they don't go out, the social isolation increases. So, what we want to do is get them out, get them meeting and working with people just like themselves and actually they can help each other"
"They've got a great amount of skills that I feel might be wasted. One of our phrases is the share of skills knowledge and experience that people have accrued over the years. We don't want it to be on the scrap heap. It's got to go back there and help other people"8:00am 22nd January 2012
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