Project Nova

Project Nova provides Care Coordination to ex-servicemen and women who have been arrested in the last 3 -6 months or are at risk of arrest.

Project Nova supports vulnerable veterans and veterans who have been arrested and enter Police Custody.  Veterans may also be referred by specialist Police teams, or other statutory organisations. As of 2019 Project Nova also support ex-Merchant Navy personnel who have worked with HM Forces on Operational deployment.

Launched on 1st July 2014, Project Nova is delivered as a partnership between RFEA and WWTW.

Project Nova is operated by staff with a blend of experience from the armed forces, Criminal Justice System and charities.  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. Project Nova then keep in touch ensuring that the veterans supported have an ongoing connection, checking in and resolving issues when they occur.

Project Nova works across all needs and delivers practical and emotional support. We work to engage veterans in healthcare including registration with GPs and, for those with mental health needs, referrals into the NHS’s specialist veteran’s mental health provision – Op Courage.

Both self-referrals and professional referrals are accepted.