30 Mar '12, 3pm

Centre for homeless veterans opened at Catterick

The Beacon is a new thirty-one unit housing, training and support centre based near Catterick Garrison, providing specialist support to single homeless veterans from around the country. It is the latest and most comprehensive addition to a national network of support provided by Riverside English Churches Housing Group (ECHG), an organisation who are specialists in working with homeless veterans, in partnership with the MOD. The Beacon will specifically target single ex-servicemen and women who are most at risk of homelessness, providing them with temporary accommodation for up to 18 months. The centre provides access to top of the range IT equipment, on-site training facilities, as well as guiding residents into employment and permanent housing. Importantly, local health and complementary practitioners are also utilising The Beacon to tackle the very pressing physical and...

Full article: http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/EstateAndEn...

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