Care after combat has produced its findings after 18 months of Project Phoenix.
The study was a look at 2000 veterans in the Criminal Justice system.
It made recommendations to HMG.
It also pointed out the most asked questions from the Veteran.
“with so many veteran charity why can’t we get help?”
It also reported that The Government is working to reduce re offending, with CaC leading the way with the veteran.
It also points out the the biggest problem for the veteran is Alcohol issues.
It recommends that prisoners be kept in separate wings in prison… anyway enough of me goofing off have a look at what the boffins found on the CaC web site.
I don’t believe for one minute that David Beckham questions why Katherine Jenkins was made an OBE. But just in case anyone else asks the question here are some of the reasons
Katherine became a trustee of the charity that I formed called the British forces foundation, not only that she has been all over the world entertaining the troops. On two occasions she accompanied me to Iraq and Afghanistan where we worked and travelled sometimes 24 hours a day,she has time for everybody and I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else better at making young soldiers feel relaxed and at home with her.
She is without a doubt the best person I have seen entertaining our Armed Forces. And she does it without fuss and without payment.
She is now a trustee of care after combat and has agreed to sing at our fundraising ball in London on 15 June.
She is star… Don’t you worry about that!
The July the 28th gig to celebrate Keith’s life is selling well. Go to Symphony Hall Birmingham web site and get a seat or two.
Another trip to a N/A meeting last night. People who are genuinely trying to improve there lives. It costs 39k a year to keep someone in prison ,but how much is spent on keeping some of these guys out!?
I had a look at the daily Mirror headline, Jim Davidson wants Jeremy Corbyn dead…come on… is there nothing this paper will not stoop to? Its a joke. I read the typical comments and am not surprised I am hated by young lefties. I really hope Farage and Trump piss them of more!
The Keith Emerson tribute concert is selling well, I hope so as it is costing a fortune to put on. Tickets are on sale at the Birmingham Symphony hall web site.
I am on Loose Women on Wednesday……..!!!!!! I will talk about the charity and appeal for mentors to join. If you are ex forces and want to help call 0300 343 0255 xx
I have been visiting narcotics anonymous. Don’t panic! In my role as chief executive of Care after Combat we come into contact with veterans who have problems misusing drugs and abusing alcohol. That is a sad sight to see but I’m afraid the veteran is no different from the other people in society who have trouble managing their lives.
The thing that struck me last night was just how difficult people find quitting drugs is. it seems more difficult than alcohol even though it’s all related. They really try as hard as they can but the stories they tell could make a Vulcan cry.
One guy told of how he has nowhere to go no money and no hope, he suggested that h s only future would be to steal something and go back to prison .”at least you would get a bed and food and friends”.
Care after combat are determined to help our veterans to deal with their deamons and I will do all I can personally to help nonveterans get their lives back whenever I can.
2016 saw you take my favourite comedian Ronnie Corbett, my favourite muscisian Keith Emerson, my favourite magician Paul Daniels and my favourite DJ Terry Wogan…please God please know that my favourite politician is Jeremy Corbyn.
This is a joke by the way! Please substitute Jeremy for anyone you are not too fond of!
What do you buy people for Christmas? It is a nightmare! I love the look on some people’s faces when they open a present and is not what they wanted at all. There was once an old joke that said what do you buy man with everything the answer being, penicillin!
I was checking the old finances the other day and I realised then there isn’t much I wanna spend money on. I have got everything I want, apart from a Princess 65.
I am going to be at home for Christmas although I might going to Charlton Play Milton Keynes on Boxing Day. My lads are here on the 27th, and I’m cooking Turkey on the big green egg… Yummy.
The question on everybody’s mind this Christmas is, how do you cook sprouts? The answer is, Company half fry them with butter add a dash of soy sauce and a sprinkling of flat leaf parsley…
Merry Christmas everybody
I have just returned from visiting Her Majesty’s prison Winchester. We have 23 veterans in Winchester some of whom I’ve known for quite a while now. It was good to see them. I wish more people could see inside our prisons. There are those who think that prison is too soft. There are people who believe that they should be locked up and the key thrown away. There are also people like me who believe that prison should be a place where baddies can learn to be goodies. I applauded Michael Gove when he stated that prisons should not be warehouses to keep people. I totally agree with him. What I see when I visit our prisons is dedicated staff who, despite being short on numbers, go out of their way to try and make the prisoners life bearable, to keep them safe. What we want is to reduce reoffending. It is a known fact that 40% of prisoners will reoffend within the first year of their release, this rises to 60% in year two. This is crazy. Care after Combat take care of former members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces that have found their self behind bars. In the last 18 months we have had 100% success with regards to reoffending. That is a good thing and it is in everybody’s interest that we keep up this good work. Hopefully the information that we have collated over this time can go towards helping other non-veteran groups. It is in everybody’s interest to stop reoffending.
So, Merry Christmas to all our veterans in the criminal justice system. May they do their time in peace and come back to us as better people, and may God give us the strength and the wisdom to welcome them.
headlines are flying about that I think Macintire’s a c*nt…Well!! here’s what what was really said.(no headlines here!) Newspapers are shedding staff like autumn leaves so this is what you get.I get interviewed by a girl who sounded like she was in Jeremy Kyle’s green room.
hello is that Jim?
Oh…so you’re going on tour?
Ok why’s that?
Its what I do?
It’s how I earn my living
You went on New faces?
Why did you go on that?
Well its like x Factor is today..except it ws about the acts not the panel..it was for professionals not the karaoke singing on the X factor.
Why is your tour called 40 years on?
I’ve been in show biz for 40 years..
So why do it?
Well it will show the young guns that I’m still around and doing it despite what they say…
You got the OBE
So what Charities do you sponsor?
You got it for charity..what ones
Have you done any research on me?
Yes….. you won big Bruvvvarrrr