New Home for Veterans Welcomes First Resident
A brand new home designed to provide accomodation for veterans in Wrexham has welcomed its first resident.
Ty Dewr, meaning ‘Brave House’ on Esytn Road, benefitted from a £2.26m grant last year to help
convert and build apartments for military personnel returning to civilian life.
Wrexham Council, in partnership with First Choice Housing Association and additional partners purchased Clwyd House on Bryn Estyn Lane in November 2014.
The accommodation with generous living space and outdoor gym will house 12 veterans, with a second development in the pipeline which will see the construction of 16 brand new flats for veterans by First Choice Housing Association off Croesnewydd Road in Wrexham.
Ahead of the arrival of the first resident, Conservative Party Candidate for the Welsh Assembly Elections, Andrew Atkinson said: “It was great to meet with Andy Green again from Alabare and also to meet the rest of the team who will be supporting the veterans.
“The house and living accommodation is absolutely stunning and will serve our veterans proud. Our veterans deserve our support and I was blown away by the building, the plans from the team and the future development down the road of even more homes for veterans.
— Andrew Atkinson (@andrew4wrexham) February 17, 2016
“There’s lots of ways to help, you could volunteer some time, you could take a collection tin for work, or you could join the Big Sleep Out with myself and others in March.”
Andy Green Senior Community Fundraiser From Alabare – Homes For Veterans North Wales & Cheshire added: “We are really struggling for Volunteers for our Charity Collections and are looking for individuals and businesses alike to help fund our work and be part of the Homes For Veterans journey here in North Wales.
“We have homes in Colwyn Bay, Llandudno Junction and now Wrexham. 100% of our fundraising goes straight towards funding support for Homeless Veterans here in North Wales”.
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