Tedworth House welcomes 200th veteran

Salisbury Journal: Veterans and the team at Tedworth House Veterans and the team at Tedworth House

TEDWORTH House recovery centre for injured soldiers has welcomed its 200th veteran.

The Tidworth centre, run by Downton-based charity Help for Heroes, opened in 2011.

Sick and injured soldiers are supported by welfare officers who provide an individual recovery plan.

Veterans can also take advantage of the charity’s rolling recovery programme, trying a range of sports and activities that may open doors to future employment opportunities or new interests.

Having been told he would never work again, veteran George Frost who suffers from PTSD enjoyed the arts and crafts classes so much during his time at Tedworth House that he is hoping to have a workshop built in his garden to continue painting and creating clay models at home. Other activities available for veterans to try include rowing, gardening, drumming, song writing, yoga, fishing, woodland management activities and creative writing classes.

Recovery Centre Manager Giles Woodhouse said: “We are delighted that Tedworth House is supporting so many veterans. It is vital that the facilities we offer are available to wounded, injured and sick personnel even after they are no longer serving with the military”.

If you are a veteran in need of help or support, or know someone who is, contact the support hub at Tedworth House on 01980 844224.

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