Plans to transform Broughton House in Salford into a 12.5m Care Village For Veterans needs your supp
Broughton House, which has provided support for ex-members of the armed forces for the past century, is set to undergo a multi-million pound transformation.
However, a shortfall in the funding means that at least £800,000 towards the redevelopment must come from the general public.
The registered charity now needs your help - and has issued a plea for support as it unveiled a glimpse of its proposed new future.
An artist's impression shows how Broughton House in Salford would look under the proposed £12.5m transformation:
The care village will include:
• 64 nursing home bedrooms with a special dementia wing.
• 34 independent living apartments.
• A military support hub featuring an advice centre, gym, treatment rooms, café, hair salon and meeting rooms.
• A memorial park with a cenotaph and remembrance walls, accessible to the public.
• Landscaped gardens featuring an all-weather bowling green and a bandstand.
The proposed layout of the care village (Image: Exterior Architecture)
Ty Platten, chief executive of Broughton House, said: “We are committed to providing a safe and secure community for military veterans, the new development will deliver a state-of-the-art care village for the north west."
“As the north west’s only home delivering dedicated veteran care for over a century in recognition of the sacrifices of ex-servicemen and women, the need to expand our level of care is paramount to meet the growing and changing needs of veterans both now and in the future. We are immensely grateful for the support shown for the scheme to date and look forward to working with the Greater Manchester public and all relevant parties to bring our vision to fruition, and together we hope to serve veterans for the next 100 years.”
Jordan Wylie, former King’s Royal Hussar and author of the new book 'Citadel' is set to attend the veterans care home next month to help launch a social media campaign that will raise awareness and urge the general public to support this worthwhile project.
If you're interested in supporting broughton house or raising funds, you can email Julie Verne at Broughton House at firstname.lastname@example.org.