We are extremely pleased to have received a grant of £5,000 from the Greater Manchester High Sheriff’s Police Trust COVID-19 Emergency Fund towards the running costs of our Armed Forces Support Hub.
The Hub provides counselling and welfare support to Greater Manchester veterans and their families who need help in dealing with a range of difficulties, such as social exclusion, physical or mental health issues or financial problems.
We are currently working with 140 clients, and during the pandemic we have taken the service online, using specially-trained counsellors.
Karen Miller, chief executive of Broughton House Veteran Care Village, said: “Our Armed Forces Support Hub is an integral part of our service offering, and demand is growing.
“We are extremely grateful to the Greater Manchester High Sheriff’s Police Trust COVID-19 Emergency Fund for its generous award of £5,000 towards the costs of running the Hub.
“Because of COVID-19, we cannot provide face-to-face counselling and welfare support, but we have not been deterred by this and have instead taken the service online.
“Our qualified counsellors have undertaken training to become accredited for providing online counselling.
“The investment in technology and training has added to the costs of operating the Hub, and this grant will make a significant difference. It is greatly appreciated.”