A NEW ‘pop in’ advice centre for members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families has opened its doors in Leeds.
The Royal British Legion’s new advice and information centre on Albion Street was officially unveiled yesterday.
The centre offers practical help and advice for past and present members of the Armed Forces and also aims to help members of the public find out more about the charity’s services and activities.
Leeds residents Mick Woosnam and Angela Butler have both benefitted from the Legion’s support and were invited to officially open the centre.
Mick, who was supported by the charity following the death of his wife last year, said: “This centre provides a perfect opportunity for people like me to pop in for help if I’m in town and need to speak to someone.
“The help I received from the Legion was fantastic so I’m delighted to be able to give something back by volunteering in this new centre.”
The team in Yorkshire has offered help and advice to 974 serving personnel, veterans and their families across the region in the past year, with help ranging from helping manage debts, assisting with housing support and representation at tribunals for compensation.
Partner charities Combat Stress and Regular Forces Employment Association will also have a space at the centre, which is the third of 16 new centres that the Legion is opening across the UK.
For more information, visit www.britishlegion.org.uk or call 0808 802 8080.