The Holistic Foundation was created from our previous military charity, Direct Transitioning Help (DTH), to help vulnerable soldiers and their families transition back to civilian life. DTH was operated in support of North West Brigade and the 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. The majority of the work was presented as
a series of workshops or private individual support.
After great success, and with all of the hard work and campaigning by Gemma Gardner, to ensure that such workshops would be available to service personnel and their families henceforth, Gemma and David set about creating a new organisation to give back to the community, specifically targeting areas of social and economic deprivation. The Holistic Foundation still supports the military by working with veterans and their families, the aim is to help integrate them back into society through community engagement projects, not to isolate them and perpetuate pre-existing conditions.
Our mission is fundamental to the principle of being holistic, looking after the whole… So that’s exactly what we do! By creating community engagement projects and running workshops, we can empower, educate, and support those most in need!