Walking With The Wounded, a leading Armed Forces charity has announced that its North-West Hub, based in Veteran’s Village on Canada Street, Manchester, will re-open on 2 August. The Hub office, which was built with support from Nick Knowles and BBC DIY SOS, has recently been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, staff are set to return this week. The Hub office will be open from Monday to Thursday.
Fergus Williams, WWTW CEO, commented,
“Whilst the physical Hub office had to close temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the WWTW North-West team have not missed a second in supporting our beneficiaries and their family members. We are looking forward to re-opening our Manchester Hub office and being physically back on Canada Street, supporting those who served.”
In 2015, DIY SOS redeveloped ‘Canada Street’ a dilapidated street on the outskirts of Manchester. The project helped to create a ‘Veterans Village’ and provide supported accommodation to ex-military personnel and their families.
As part of the development, DIY SOS also built WWTW’s North-West Hub. The Hub provides a vital service for those in need within the ‘Veterans Village’ and from across the North-West. Since opening, the Hub has assisted 462 veterans into employment, enabled 154 veterans to access accommodation and, supported a further 86 into supported living accommodation.
Tom Knight, WWTW North-West Manager, commented,
“Throughout the past 18-months, our team has worked tirelessly to ensure that no veteran is left behind due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The re-opening of the North-West Hub office is testament to the determination of the team to continue to provide the best possible support to our clients and their family members.”