New centre for Veterans Battling Mental Health Issues

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.

Reference

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.

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