Forces group aims to help community

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A WYBERTON woman whose husband is in the RAF has set up a support group for other people in a similar situation living in the town.

Alison Lynch, 40, decided to launch the Forces Family and Friends Support Circle earlier this year in a bid to offer advice, support and practical help to forces personnel and their families.

The group is set to have its first meeting later this month.

Alison, who lives in Wyberton, said: “I am lucky having my friends and family around me to help when I am in need, but it is also good to talk to people that go through the same experiences as you do or face the same concerns. Having a group like this can help people find the answers to problems they are looking for.”

She added that this would give people affiliated with the armed forces who do not live on bases the chance to get the support and information they need.

The group will offer an opportunity for people to access information and help in a number of areas, ranging from a listening ear for people who are struggling while their loved ones are away on operations, to one-to-one sessions with case workers, who can help with issues including houses and finances.

Alsion said: “Most of all we want to offer a comfortable and understanding environment for everybody affected by armed force life to share their experiences and issues, so they don’t feel alone when they are going through trying times.”

The first meeting will take place at 10am on November 26 at Grounds Court, Broadfield Lane, Boston.

For more information search for Forces Family and Friends Support Circle on Facebook.

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