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Even if you’ve already left HM Armed Forces, QUEST still has a lot to offer you. Whether it’s finding out about funding, help with job hunting or general support with the everyday challenges of settling back in to civilian life, click below for help and advice.

Support, structure, stability … Stoll
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Support, structure, stability … Stoll
When injuries forced Mac to leave Service life behind, he was distraught. Finding himself without a home and needing to regain some stability in his life, he reached out to Stoll …
A helping hand across the years
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A helping hand across the years
As George’s story shows, Stoll is there to help Veterans whatever their age. You never know when you may need help …
Making tomorrow independence day
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Making tomorrow independence day
Most people who leave the Armed Forces transition effectively back into civilian life, but not all. Stoll – the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans – is there for the most vulnerable. Looking for work in civvy street after serving in the RAF, Nicola Stokes found herself in need of their help. Here’s her story …
Transition Tales
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Transition Tales
Your resettlement should be the focus of your preparation efforts for more years than you might think, not treated as an afterthought, cautions former REME WO1 turned events coordinator Verity Bartlett
Avoid the umbrella trap
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Avoid the umbrella trap
Former Royal Engineer Rob Burgess (pictured) tells us about the pitfalls of umbrella companies for self-employed contractors – and how he can help you avoid them
Pants on fire?
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Pants on fire?
You can’t get away with little white lies on your CV any more, says author and careers advice expert, Edd Williams. Here he shares his extensive experience of working on more than 100,000 CVs over the past decade, in light of survey results which revealed that three in five employers have rejected a candidate for lying on their CV
Jobcentre Plus
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Jobcentre Plus
Jobcentre Plus has one of Britainís largest databases of job vacancies, which is updated constantly
Home truths
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Home truths
Regular Quest contributor Ralph Straw reports once more from the resettlement frontline. This month he muses on the difficulties of fitting back in to civilian home life following a long stint in the Forces. It’s important to remember, he says, that resettlement is not all about you – your nearest and dearest will also be facing significant upheaval and change as a result of your decision to leave. You could be in for a bumpy ride, but Ralph has some tips to help you (and your partner/family) hang in there!
Reach out, we’ll be there
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Reach out, we’ll be there
How one man benefited from Stoll’s Veterans’ Outreach Service
CTP
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CTP
The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is a partnering agreement between the MoD and Right Management to provide 3rd Line tri-service resettlement support. This consists of career transition services, training and job finding support for leavers of the Armed Forces. RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity – is an integral part of the CTP and leads on the provision of job opportunities and employment support.
Is your family leaving the services?
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Is your family leaving the services?
The transition period between the point of activating your departure from the Armed Forces to handing in your military ID card on your final day can be an unsettling time for any Service leaver, but what about the impact it has on your family? Luckily Veterans’ Gateway is on hand with advice and support. Read on to find out more …
Support where it’s needed
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Support where it’s needed
The majority who leave the Armed Forces make a successful transition back into civilian life, but some don’t. Stoll – the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans, with its new Centenary Lodge due to open in June – helps the most vulnerable Service leavers by providing them with an affordable home to rent and the support they need to lead independent lives. Craig is just one example …

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