A new centre for veterans battling addiction and mental health issues has opened its doors in Manchester.
Leon House will support up to 23 residents at a time, taking referrals from charities, GPs or other professionals.
Thanks to corporate funding it is completely free of charge; funding was solely by large corporates and with assistance from Step Forward Homes (Barlow, 2019).
The Not-for-Profit, 23-bed facility in Prestwich, Manchester, will be a refuge for those admitted to the clinic, providing a crucial lifeline and helping veterans to get back onto their feet.
The centre was officially opened by the Duke of Westminster on 19 June 2019.
Barlow, N. (2019) New 23-bed facility for army vets opened by Duke of Westminster. Available from World Wide Web: https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/new-23-bed-facility-for-army-vets-opened-by-duke-of-westminster/. [Accessed: 10 September, 2019].
Soldier. (2019) Addiction Refuge Opens. Soldier: The Magazine of the British Army. August 2019, pp.20.