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Veterans care home Broughton House is toasting a £200,000 funding boost to expand its Armed Forces Support Hub which helps ex-servicemen and women to transition successfully to civilian life…

The Salford home’s support hub is a one-stop shop which assists veterans from across the north west with health, welfare, housing, social and employment issues. It was launched in January last year and will be a key element of the £14m Veterans Care Village which is being developed at Broughton House.

National charity Forces Support has pledged the money over three years to enable the hub to grow. The charity provides support to families of men and women killed while serving in the British Armed Forces, as well as to former service personnel and their families who are in need through financial hardship.

Its activities: practical home and garden maintenance services, remembrance and play areas, remembrance benches and treasured memory books which bring a long-term emotional benefit to the families it supports.

In addition, Forces Support works with housing trusts to play an active role in supplying funding to assist with homes for veterans and encourage other organisations such as housing associations to do the same. This helps to address problems of homelessness, financial disadvantage and poor mental and physical health among veterans.

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