Advice is available for former service personnel and their families in Sandwell at weekly sessions run by Royal British Legion Oldbury.

The drop-in sessions cover anything from careers and training to health and welfare benefits. The sessions are held as follows:

• Council House foyer, Freeth Street, Oldbury – every Thursday, 10am-4pm

• Royal British Legion, Oldbury – every Saturday, 12-2pm Knobby Clarke, from Royal British Legion Oldbury, said: “We encourage people to come along and find out what support is available for veterans and people who have just left the forces. “We believe ours is the only outreach welfare service of its kind in the country for people who have left the armed forces. “We have advice and information on a wide range of subjects, and we can help people to fill in and submit paperwork for benefits.” The sessions contribute to Sandwell’s Armed Forces Community Covenant, which helps and supports current and former service personnel and their families in the local area.

Go to for more information on help and support available for the armed forces community in Sandwell.

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