The Barnsley Partnership Manager, Ian Bailey, and the Rotherham Partnership Manager, Rachel Fletcher, recently met with Military Community Veterans Centre (MCVC) Project Manager Christine Bradley to find out more about the vital service MCVC provide.

At a later date Rachel enjoyed meeting with Kevin Courtenay, who champions MCVC; it was wonderful to hear first-hand the positive difference the service makes for veterans.

Rotherham MCVC provide two key services to help veterans during their return to civilian life – find out more about these below.


Comradeship is a vital aspect that can help to make a positive difference to the wellbeing of veterans. MCVC run weekly and fortnightly meetings where the veterans of Rotherham and surrounding areas can get together to share their stories and discuss aspects of their day-to-day lives.

Weekly drop-in meetings are currently held between 9:30 and 11:30 on Fridays, at Silverwood Miners’ Welfare & Resource Centre on Doncaster Road, with fortnightly ‘Breakfast Club’ meetings held between 10:00 and 12:00 on Saturdays, at The Toby Carvery on the Eastwood Trading Estate.

Advice & Support:

For those returning to civilian life, the day-to-day tasks that most of us would take for granted can be a challenge. Roles within the armed forces can be very specialised and many veterans leave without much knowledge of the outside world.

To combat this, MCVC members and volunteers are on hand to provide advice and support on a wide range of issues including but not limited to the following:

  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Benefits

MCVC welcome all serving and former military personnel, and would be delighted to see you there.

Further details can be found at:

  • Silverwood Miners Welfare & Resource Centre, Doncaster Road, S65 3ES
  • The Toby Carvery, Eastwood Trading Estate, Sycamore Road, S65 1EN