Broughton House has won a special accolade from the Army recognising the enduring support the home has provided to veterans for over 100 years.

Army Headquarters North West presented a Lifetime Award to Broughton House at the 2017 North West Armed Forces Awards, which took place at the British Muslim Heritage Centre in Manchester.

The prize was awarded to the organisation adjudged to have best supported the needs of the region’s military veterans over a significant period of time.

Broughton House, which was established in 1916, started providing medical care and recovery for injured soldiers arriving by train in Manchester straight from the front in the First World War.

The award citation praised Broughton House for moving with the times from the First World War to contemporary conflicts to meet the changing needs of veterans.

A total of 12 north west businesses and organisations received awards at the ceremony for their support to the Armed Forces community under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Julie Verne, development director at Broughton House, said: “We are honoured to receive this award, which recognises the long service of Broughton House to serving veterans in our care and the abiding mutual respect for all the armed services in the north west.”

The photograph shows Broughton House chief executive Ty Platten and development director Julie Verne with Col Phil Harrison, commander of the Army NW.