About

Vulnerable Veterans is a project which is managed by SMPL Solutions Limited.

SMPL Solutions was founded by Lucy and Roger Nield in 2012.

Simple Solutions (Business) Consultancy Ltd. [company number 08005990]

Lucy Nield, Director of SMPL

Lucy Nield has been involved in the forefront of victim oriented policing and was a leader in the police service’s response to domestic violence. She was pivotal in the creation of partnership forums to jointly address that issue and the sharing of information under a cooperative information sharing protocol or ISP. Lucy was at the forefront of the formalisation of the family liaison officer role to support victims of major crimes. She is currently engaging with the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment Welfare and Benevolent Fund.

Roger Nield, MBE. Director of SMPL

Roger Nield was awarded an MBE in the New years honours List for his exemplary service and his contribution and inspiration to local policing, particularly through social media. He was the Neighbourhood Commander for Runnymede for a decade and has policed major events in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. He has led the planning for the safe policing of sporting venues and protests. He has also held [APOC] command roles at large planned and spontaneous policing events. During Roger’s tenure in Runnymede crime and ASB fell annually and he led his local police team into co-location with CSP partners in the award winning Runnymede Civic Centre. He has championed the use of social media, the use of QR codes to reduce ASB and electric vehicles for police patrol use. Roger has achieved a masters in Police Science and Management at the ICJS of Portsmouth University. He has published research on interviewing vulnerable witnesses with other authors and was awarded a Bramshill Fellowship.

 

Tom Scholes-Fogg, Director of Vulnerable Veterans

Tom Scholes-Fogg is the Founder and Chairman of the National Emergency Services Memorial, the campaign to build the UK’s first national monument dedicated to the more than 5,000 emergency services personnel killed on duty, and to give thanks to all who have served. Tom is also Chairman of the ‘Emergency Services Day’, which will be launched in September 2017.

The NESM will be the national symbol of gratitude, sacrifice and remembrance for the British emergency services (Police, Fire, Ambulance/NHS and Search and Rescue). To donate please visit www.NESM.org.uk/donate. Tom has previously worked for four Members of Parliament, including managing the Parliamentary offices of two Shadow Ministers of State, Tom has also worked as a researcher to the Lord Stevens Independent Commission on Policing, to which he also gave evidence on police use of social media to interact with the public and fight crime. He is currently working in a Local Authority in policy. Tom serves in the Special Constabulary in a major English police force. Tom joined Vulnerable Veterans in August 2017.

Speaking about joining Vulnerable Veterans UK, Tom said:

“My family has served in the British army, navy and air force for over 230 years, therefore the military flows through my blood.

“I am delighted to be joining an organisation which cares about ensuring our veterans have the help and support they need after leaving active service. I am proud of what Vulnerable Veterans has achieved so far, and I look forward to helping this amazing organisation grow even more so that together we can be there for those who have been there for our country.”