Broughton House Building Project Supported by Veterans' Foundation Underway
Work is underway to create a new care village dedicated to supporting veterans from all conflicts – and a Veterans’ Foundation grant is helping with the project.
Broughton House, in Salford, Manchester, was first established in 1916 to treat soldiers from WW1 and in recent times has been run as a care home for men and women that have served in the armed forces.
Broughton also offers a military hub for local veterans and their families to get welfare advice and support.
But that’s set to change after building began to completely redevelop the site in an ambitious £15million project that will create:
- A state of the art 64-bed nursing facility - twice the current capacity
- A support hub for veterans and their families based in the region
- 28 independent living quarters for veterans
- A gym facility
- Conference facilities
- Military museum
- Cafe and meeting area
- Bowling green, memorial garden and sensory garden
Stages one and two of the scheme, which has received a grant from the Veteran’s Lottery run by the Veterans’ Foundation, is hoped to be finished by the end of the year with a further £3million needed to be raised for the completion of the entire project.
Rhys Edwards, fundraising and marketing manager at Broughton House, said: “We have a beautiful old building which unfortunately is no longer practical but we won’t be forgetting our roots at the new Care Village. When this building is eventually demolished to make way for the completion of the village, we will be taking with us the beautiful stained glass windows as well as the museum which has lots of great pieces in it. The building is well underway for the new nursing facility and the 32 residents are looking forward to moving across to their new home and this will allow for further development of the site."