Armed Forces Breakfast Club
Written by Gavin on 16th September 2021
Taff Ely Veterans Group hosts an Armed Forces Breakfast Club in Rhydyfelin, and veterans of all ages are welcome to come along to meet and chat with like-minded people.
Often it is difficult for those who have served at home or overseas to chat openly to family and friends about their experiences. Many still suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, often reliving traumatic events through nightmares and flashbacks. Others suffer from isolation, insomnia and concentration issues.
But the Armed Forces Breakfast Club in Rhydyfelin provides a ‘sanctuary’ for those who would like to chat informally, receive information about support services available and forge new friendships with other veterans.
The Taff Ely Veterans Group meets every two weeks, on a Wednesday, from 11am at Rhydyfelin Community Centre. Tea/Coffee and breakfast rolls are served and there is free parking available.
Representatives from the Council’s Armed Forces Veterans Service, also attend the Breakfast Club, offering a wide range of information and assistance on subjects such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Housing, Adult Social Care, Benefits, Finances and Employment.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Deputy Leader and Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Maureen Webber, said:
“I always enjoy visiting the Taff Ely Veterans Group. We owe these people so much and I want them to know that support is there for them, if they need it.
“We have a fantastic Armed Forces Veterans Service, whose officers have a wealth of information that could help make life a little easier for those who have served their country.
“Support is also available for families of our veterans, who often share the burden of the time served in warzones with their loved ones.”