Soldier On Tasmania has recently celebrated one year of operation.
And what a year it has been!
Soldier On Tasmania has achieved a tremendous amount in this short time. Thanks to the dedication of the amazing team, as well as the incredible support of the local defence community, Soldier on has been able to provide support to our serving and ex-serving veterans and their families across the state.
The Soldier On Tasmania team has focused on building stronger relationships with established veteran support networks. Facilitating offices across diverse locations including Launceston RSL, New Town Shopping Centre, Devonport RSL, Kingston Neighbourhood House, West Moonah Community House, Legacy House Hobart and the TPI North Hobart Defence Expo, the Tasmanian team have been able to provide accessible support that is far-reaching across the state.
In its first year, Soldier On Tasmania has engaged 37 participants, secured 17 jobs for veterans and their family members, helped a participant open a business, secured three traineeships and one apprenticeship. The team has facilitated a successful Defence & Veteran Services show with 18 exhibitors, collaborated with Defence Health to form the Defence Interagency, and built relationships with an astounding 62 organisations providing services and opportunities for the defence community.
The team has been thrilled to represent Soldier On at a number of key local defence community events over the year, including the unveiling of the Partners of Veterans Association Plaque at Lindisfarne, and the memorial of National Military Working Dogs.
It is full steam ahead for the Tasmanian team as they enter their second year, with tremendous advancements and new initiatives in the veteran support space. Thank you to all those who have been a part of Soldier On’s first year in Tasmania and stay tuned for everything to come.