Wrexham residents are being called upon to put forward names of any veterans they know who need accommodation.
Ty Dewr, which provides supported accomodation for veterans who are adapting to civilian life has space available for seven more residents.
Meaning ‘Brave House’, the facility opened on Bryn Estyn in early 2016 following a £2.26m grant last year to help convert and build apartments for military personnel.
The facility offers 12 en-suite bedrooms in the newly refurbished high quality building set in a tranquil rural location only a couple of miles from the town centre, with an external gymnasium built into the grounds. One room offers fully wheelchair accessible accommodation.
Following a meeting with Homes For Veterans at Ty Dewr, local campaigner Andrew Atkinson is now calling on Wrexham residents to put forward names of homeless veterans they know that need accomodation.
Speaking about the initiative, Mr Atkinson said: “The facility is superb and has space for seven more residents and I desperately want to see these rooms filled so that our veterans are supported and taken off the streets and given a chance.”
“The home is outstanding and somewhere you would be proud to live, it’s all done to the highest standards, our veterans should not be on the streets ever, but especially so when an option like this exists. I know that they can’t take anyone with various complex addictions but if local people know of anyone that needs this accommodation I do strongly urge them to get in touch.”
Mr Atkinson added that volunteers are still needed to help at the home and to fundraise in various ways.
To support veterans locally the charity is running a number of events and has lots of fundraising challenges for people to take up.
If you’d like to assist with anything mentioned above or to get in touch at all please contact Andy Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr Atkinson at email@example.com