Army Veteran, Colin Adams, aged 50, has spent more than 30 years as a regular in the British Army has joined Broughton House Veteran Care Village in Salford as its head of facilities.
Broughton House Veteran Care Village was established in 1916 to provide treatment for the thousands of soldiers who were returning from the trenches of WW1.
Over 100 years later, Broughton House is still a dedicated charity and home for veterans to live out their remaining years amongst friends and a dedicated team.
Colin Adams, joined the army when he was just 16 years old and served in the Royal Artillery and the Royal Logistics Corps during an exemplary military career.
During his career, he has had a number of campaign medals, including from the first Gulf War, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.
Colin left the army in 2017 but maintained his service as a Squadron Sergeant Major with the reservist 236 (Manchester) Squadron. During the military operation to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, Colin was fully mobilised as the deputy liaison officer for Greater Manchester, working with NHS, police forces, fire and rescue services and local authorities across the season.
In February, Colin stood down and seized the chance to join Broughton House when the opportunity arose.
Colin, who lives in Rossendale, Lancashire, said; “It’s close to home and i jumped at the chance to work with veterans, they deserve the best for all they have done for this country’.
In his role, Colin will coordinate the full range of the care village’s facilities spanning the buildings, the grounds, security, maintenance, equipment, vehicle transport and stores.
Broughton House chief executive Karen Miller said; “Colin has made an immediate impact and has shown he is an excellent fit for the role.”
“After a full career in the regular army and now a reservist in the RLC, his military training and experience has given him the skills to undertake the role effectively and has enabled him to build a rapport with our veteran residents.”
Broughton house is currently undergoing a £13m transformation in order to create the UK’s first Veteran Care Village. In September the first stage of the redevelopment was completed and residents were able to move into a new three-storey building that has 32 residential and nursing beds over two floors.
The next stage will include 32 residential care and residential dementia care beds and six independent living apartments alongside an Armed Forces Support Hub.
Broughton House is looking to raise a further £1.4 million in order to complete this stage of the project.
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