Project Nova

Project Nova supports those who have served in HM Armed Forces who may be vulnerable, socially isolated or need support to live a law-abiding life,

including support for Merchant Navy personnel who served in operational theatres alongside HM Forces.

Project Nova is delivered as a partnership between Walking With The Wounded ('WWTW') and the RFEA (The Forces Employment Charity). 

Our team understand life in the Armed Forces and the challenges that some veterans may face when their military service ends, or in later life. We work with a large network of organisations providing veterans with specialist practical and emotional support, including support around health, housing and employment.

Project Nova is operated by staff with a blend of experience from the armed forces, Criminal Justice System and charities.  Our staff are skilled at engaging with veterans to understand their experience of military service, their lives before they joined the armed forces, and their transition back to civilian life. Project Nova undertakes a needs assessment for each individual and puts in place specialist support from a network of military charities and other organisations. We then keep in touch ensuring that the veterans we support have an ongoing connection, checking in and resolving issues when they occur.

Project Nova works in partnership with organisations who refer veterans to our service in the following Police regions:

·       Bedfordshire

·       Cambridgeshire

·       Cheshire

·       Cleveland

·       Cumbria

·       Devon & Cornwall

·       Durham

·       Essex

·       Greater Manchester

·       Hertfordshire

·       Humberside

·       Lancashire

·       Lincolnshire

·       Norfolk

·       Northumbria

·       North Yorkshire

·       Nottinghamshire

·       South Yorkshire

·       Suffolk

Project Nova is one of the interventions featured in the Phillips Review: Former Members of the Armed Services and the Criminal Justice System, A Review on Behalf of the Secretary of State for Justice (December 2014).

A Pilot Study of Project Nova, in its first area: Norfolk and Suffolk has been undertaken by Anglia Ruskin University and funded by the Forces in Mind Trust. Download the Report

Project Nova may be contacted on: Freephone 0800 917 7299 or by email at

Secure criminal justice email address for Police, Probation Service and Liaison and Diversion use only:

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