Providing Mentor Support
Fresh Air Therapy
The Re-Org Trust is a not for profit social enterprise, specialising in delivering support to Service and ex-military personnel during periods of transition. This could be post operational, moving from military to civilian life, from prison into the community or from being mentally un-well to recovery.
The Re-Org Trust took its name from the sixth battle drill familiar to most servicemen: The Re-Org – A location or action to evaluate your position after a battle. The time to reconstitute and distribute your combat supplies and get assistance for the wounded.
The Re-Org Trust's MISSION is to provide support to service and ex- military personnel who have current social needs and fall outside of main-stream provision from either voluntary or statutory agencies. We provide mentoring support to help with daily living and the opportunity to spend time learning new skills on a small holding in France.
ReForms is a specialist programme using peer mentors to provide support to offenders and those at risk of offending.
ReCovery is a specialist programme designed to identify personal pathways to recovery for those with mental health issues.
Re-Org Works is a programme designed to give individuals new skills and may lead to suitable accommodation for those that need it.
Wolf is a European Commission funded programme with our partners in France giving individuals a 2 weeks work placement to regain self-confidence along with new skills.
ZULU Wall is a project funded via personal budgets for individuals who require respite using recovery focused activities which takes place in France.
YETI is a training programme specifically designed for young people who have experienced personal trauma or have disengaged from mainstream support.
The Re-Org Trip to Spain to assist Sarah and Mario Reid took place last weekend. Volunteers from UK, Gibraltar and Spain gave up their time to help a veteran serviceman and his family during a particularly tough time in their lives. Sarah is terminally ill with a very aggressive brain tumour.
20 volunteers took part in 4 days of much needed maintenance and minor construction work at Sarah and Mario's house in southern Spain. Most of the volunteers were at the house by midday on Saturday and work started immediately on the excavation of the rocky soil bank to construct a retaining wall that would improve wheelchair access to the rear of the property, giving views of the garden.
Other building works were also started and the maintenance of the garden really got underway on Sunday.
A team of very hard working and enthusiastic plant experts pruned, cut back, replanted and generally attacked big sections of vine growing out of control, numerous plants and metres of beds to be weeded and cleaned out. A wall with failing render was chipped clean, scored and re-rendered. 3 cubic metres of olive wood was chopped and sawn to size for firewood and the whole of the outside space was given a huge tidy up. The list of other tasks goes on. Throughout the 4 days the spirit of all the volunteers and the sparkle in Mario and Sarah's eyes were really what has made this whole event so worthwhile.
Thank you to all the contributors, the volunteers, the helpers, the financial contributions, the donations, the words of comfort and best wishes for Mario and Sarah. I hope that in some way we have made a difference and brought some small piece of happiness to their lives.
The Re-Org Trust works collaboratively with a number of agencies, partners and stakeholders to deliver the TSS.
We deliver personalised, recovery focused and motivational support to offenders; which facilitates their successful reintegration back into the community from prison. Our clients may have support issues connected with substance misuse, housing, finance, family or mental ill health.
This service is commissioned by the Ministry of Justice to support those who have received a custodial sentence of less than 12 months. The service is delivered:
To refer to this service you can call our Cardiff office on 02920 100 416
Or email to get a copy of our referral form.
Mae Ymddiriedolaeth Re-Org yn cydweithio gyda nifer o asiantaethau, partneriaid a rhanddeiliaid i gyflwyno'r Gwasanaeth Cymorth Trosiannol (TSS).
Rydym yn darparu cymorth ysgogol a phersonol, sy’n canolbwyntio ar wella, i droseddwyr; sy'n hybu’r gwaith o'u hintegreiddio'n ôl yn llwyddiannus i’r gymuned ar ôl bod yn y carchar. Efallai fod gan ein cleientiaid broblemau sy'n gysylltiedig â chamddefnyddio sylweddau, tai, cyllid, teulu neu iechyd meddwl y mae angen cymorth arnynt ar eu cyfer.
Mae’r gwasanaeth hwn yn cael ei gomisiynu gan y Weinyddiaeth Cyfiawnder i gefnogi’r rheini sydd wedi cael dedfryd o garchar am lai na 12 mis. Darperir y gwasanaeth:
I gyfeirio pobl at y gwasanaeth hwn, gallwch ffonio ein swyddfa yng Nghaerdydd ar 02920 100416 Neu gallwch anfon e-bost at i gael copi o'n ffurflen gyfeirio.
The Re-Org Trust is governed by a Board of Non Executive Directors with military & non-military backgrounds. The Board provide strategic guidance and steers the development of The Re-Org Trust ensuring that focus is retained on supporting current and ex-service personnel in need of ‘Support Through Transition’
The Re-Org Trust’s aim is to deliver a sustainable programme of support services across the UK. Linking clients into social and support networks and opportunities, which meet their needs and enable each individual client to move on positively with their life.
In order to achieve our aims The Re-Org have set a number of objectives including:
Therapeutic Work – Provide a structured and active working programme to enable clients to gain or improve valuable artisan skills, thus improving self-confidence and self worth.
Practical & Emotional Support – To provide effective support, including training for financial planning, budgeting and other individually identified support needs, conducted by specialists and trained veterans according to the needs of the client.
Housing and Resettlement working with local housing authorities give assistance in supporting clients to find appropriate long-term accommodation where needed.
The Re-Org Trust values the time, dedication and experience that our volunteers and mentors bring. We provide a robust and comprehensive training programme that ensures all personnel work in a professional and safe manner:
Mentoring is a professionally growing relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. However, true mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help. It is about an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue, and challenge.
Peer Mentors is a form of mentoring that usually takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience and a person who is new to that experience. Peer mentoring provides individuals who have suffered from a specific life experience the chance to learn from those who have recovered, or rehabilitated, following such an event. Peer mentors provide education, recreation and support opportunities. The peer mentor may challenge the individual with new ideas, and encourage them to move beyond the things that are most comfortable. All The ReOrg Trust peer mentors are ex military personnel or have lived a significant part of their lives involved with military personnel. They are selected for their sensibility, confidence, social skills and integrity."
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“The opportunity to volunteer for a job was fantastic, being able to give something back gave me a great feeling of reward” Martin – (WOLF client 2013)
“If feels like a second family now. I would love to return and help others ex-soldiers in return” Mark (WOLF client 2013)
With our European partner The ReOrg are able to offer training in basic rural and sustainable living skills including animal husbandry, management training using the medium of running and maintaining the smallholding, and practical skills such as cutting and preparing wood, making repairs and general handyman skills. We intend to provide approved First Aid at Work and Risk Assessment training in the future.
This phase is not all work and no play! We also have the opportunity to deliver water and land based adventurous training such as canoeing / kayaking, rock climbing and sailing with a fully licensed and well-established local company, with the emphasis on building individual and team confidence in a challenging and semi-arduous environment. This type of training will be familiar to all service personnel.
The residential part of the engagement with the client would be based on a smallholding in France. The farm, called L’Omelette comprises a main house and a separate two-bedroom self-contained accommodation unit with a bathroom and kitchen / lounge / diner. There are mains electric and water, drainage is bio diverse and goes through a naturally decomposing septic tank.
The farm is set in 13 acres of rolling hills that are mostly wooded but have some areas turned over to crops, fruit and vegetable production. The emphasis of the farm is to be able to live in a sustainable way. The aspiration is that by experiencing this lifestyle the client would find a new interest that they could take back to their own community and pursue through the support network we provide back in UK. The residential phase is the opportunity to experience a slightly different life style, enhanced by the different location.
The Omelette is in the Limousin Region of France. It is approximately 500 miles south of the Channel ports of Calais and Caen. The nearest airport is Limoges, which is served by Liverpool, Leeds Bradford, East Midlands, Bristol and London Stansted, Newcastle and Southampton airports. Airport transfer is less than one hour. The farm is 1km from the nearest village, which has 3 shops. The nearest town is 13 km away. There is a local retained fire, police and ambulance service.
L’Omelette, 19170 Lacelle, France: Google maps