Ex-Gurkha Community Leaders Forum – Friday 20 September 2013

The GWT(UK) organised Gurkha Communities Leaders Forum in the Royal Legion Building, Salisbury on Friday 20 September 2013.  Approximately thirty Gurkha representatives from across the UK were able to attend the forum to listen to presentations including:

Update of the Brigade of Gurkhas –           Col James Robinson (Col BG)

Update on the GWC (UK) –                            Capt (Retd) Gary Ghale & Capt (Retd) Mahendra Limbu

Gurkha Settlement Fund –                            Ms Karen Edwards (Head of Strategy & Communications Rushmoor Borough Council)

Changes on the State Benefit System –   Sue Grey (Partner Development Manager Dorset, Wiltshire & Swindon)

Age UK –                                                            Ginny Cooper Development Officer Age UK Salisbury Office

Following a lively discussion period where a number of useful points were made, Col (Retd) William Shuttlewood OBE, Director GWT (UK) closed the conference and thanked all the delegates who attended.

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