Entrain Space is designed to meet the needs of veterans transitioning from the military. When serving in the Forces, the time and space needed to focus on a future civilian life is often at a premium. Entrain Space exists to provide exactly that – time and space to retrain, to start a career and to reconnect with a civilian community.
The skills and experience veterans develop during service have a huge economic value both to local communities and to the corporate world. Yet it is often difficult to translate the experience, skills and strong core values veterans and service-leavers have into a civilian career and to convince future employers this is relevant to a civilian role. The enterprise training that our unique program offers addresses this and is tailored to the individual needs of each veteran. Entrain Space is a new model for veterans’ welfare and transition journey from the military, combining an enterprise-based training program together with housing under one roof.
Entrain Space also provides the opportunity to connect to a new civilian community. The integrated accommodation and training facilities are built within private residential schemes and feature shared facilities, such as cafés and community rooms, providing benefits to the wider neighbourhood.
Our first Entrain Space, is located on the former HQ Land Forces site in Wilton near Salisbury. This development of the old Erskine Barracks is a partnership between Our Enterprise (our parent company), Redrow Homes and the Wilton Community Land Trust.
The Wilton campus is the exemplar for the Entrain Space brand. It is an important flagship for our wider aim of replication elsewhere, which is combining housing with an enterprise-based program of support for veterans within a strong community setting.
Entrain Space is being delivered as part of the wider project at Wilton, which links the work with veterans and the local community for the benefit of both.
Entrain Space have installed Smartlink45 Online Prepayment metering into the units, thereby assisting veterans to deal with day to day responsibilities.